David Ayer Says Working At DC Was Like ‘Game of Thrones’

Fits with Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck's experiences at DC.

Fits with Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck's experiences at DC.

David Ayer Says Working At DC Was Like 'Game of Thrones'

David Ayer offers insights into working at DC while developing the Suicide Squad movie, which he compares to Game of Thrones, meaning it’s not good.

The info fits with what has been said regarding Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck’s own experience working at DC.

Ayer actually says he thought he was up to take over DC at one point, too.

“During a time, during Suicide Squad, when the dailies were coming in, people were like ‘Oh shit, maybe Ayer’s going to take over DC,’” Ayer said while on the Real Ones podcast hosted by Jon Bernthal. “It’s Game of Thrones in there. The palace politics were insane.”

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“Ayer Cut” was never tested

David Ayer also commented on his “Ayer Cut” of Suicide Squad, which Ayer reveals was never even tested.

“They never tested my cut, and the thing is, I have it, I fucking have it, and if I didn’t, oh my God…” Ayer said. “Everyone I’ve shown the cut has the same reaction: rage. Like, ‘this is the movie we wanted, why didn’t we get this?’”

Ayer continued, “It’s like Schrödinger’s Cut now. Is it more legendary to see it or more legendary to not see it? I talked to James Gunn, and look…he’s trying to figure that whole mess out. They wanna get some scores on the board first, you know? I have, I show people, but it’s tough because I wanna fucking move on from it, I wanna heal from it.”

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Deadpool changed things

David Ayer also says as a result of Deadpool, those at DC wanted the DC movies to be more comedic.

Deadpool opened, and then they never tested Batman v. Superman, so they put the movie out there and they never did a test,” Ayer said. “And they were expecting a different result, and then they got hammered by all the critics, and then it’s like, ‘OK, we’re going to turn David Ayer’s dark, soulful movie into a fucking comedy now.’”

Ayer also opened up about the reviews.

“That shit broke me,” Ayer said. “That handed me my ass. Hollywood, I tell people, is like watching someone you love get fucked by someone you hate.”

David Ayer Says His Suicide Squad Will Get A Release

Hopeful for Ayer Cut release

Ayer also recently tweeted he is hopeful his Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad will get released.

“All I know is my unseen film plays much better than the studio release,” Ayer tweeted. “The interest in my cut being show[n] seems real and organic. And [James] Gunn told me it would have it’s time to be shared. He absolutely deserves to launch his DC universe without more drama about old projects.”

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