Suicide Squad: This Character Didn’t Die In The Ayer Cut Of The Film

This Suicide Squad character survived the Ayer Cut.

For a film called Suicide Squad, there weren’t very many deaths. I mean, sure it had its fair share of cannon fodder, but it almost felt like DC was too worried about killing off a potential future cash cow. That being said, two members of Task Force X still bit the dust. The first was the forgettable Slipknot, who everyone knew was dead from minute one. The second was a slightly more cathartic death in the form of Diablo.

Over the course of the film, Diablo grew closer to his fellow Task Force X members, and ultimately sacrificed himself. While his death did seem to redeem his character and form something of an arc, he wasn’t originally supposed to die. One fan asked director David Ayer if Diablo was killed in his original cut.

Ayer’s response was simple: “No he lived.” 

Luckily, fans continued to press him for more details, and he gave more info as to the why.

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“The argument was because he killed his family he had to die. It was either that or the backstory of his family would have been cut. Sometimes it’s just triage to protect against a worse outcome.”

Sadly, Ayer did not give any details about how he originally planned on ending Diablo’s story. His comments, however, do further highlight just how different his cut of the movie is from what we got. Fingers crossed that someday, we’ll be getting the Suicide Squad film Ayer wanted to make.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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