Now, while DC's Suicide Squad may have received the sort of critical kicking usually reserved for Michael Bay movies and spam emails, many commentators made it clear that — though they hated the film in front of them — there was a potentially interesting movie lurking beneath the edit we saw in theaters. Some rumors even suggested that the movie's final cut had largely been taken away from director David Ayer, and was such in effect the "studio edit."
That may or may not be the case — and as with all such studio-related rumors, its worth taking with a large hunk of salt — but it seems that Suicide Squad might well be getting a second chance to make a good first impression after all. Y'see...
Suicide Squad Is Officially Getting An Extended Cut (And You Can Now Watch Some Of It)
Yup, that's right. Not only has Warner Bros. just confirmed that there will indeed be an "Extended Cut" of Suicide Squad, but the announcement arrived complete with a shiny new, ever-so-teasing announcement trailer.
There's not a whole lot to be gleaned from the video (perhaps unsurprisingly, it doesn't feature any major reveals or as-yet-unrevealed cameos) but there are what appear to be a handful of new glimpses of Harley Quinn...
...and what looks to be a fairly substantial new set piece featuring a "pre-Harley" Dr. Quinzel:
Whether the new cut will change many critics' minds remains a mystery, of course, but it's reassuring to know that there's hope for the doubters...and even more to love for those who thought the film was great the first time out.
Whichever camp you fall into, Suicide Squad's extended cut is set for release digitally on November 15th, and on Blu-ray December 13th. A gloriously twisted Christmas gift for a loved one, perhaps?
Still want more on Suicide Squad's future plans, including its sequel? We've got you covered right here.
In the meantime, though, what do you think? Will the extended cut improve on the original Suicide Squad? Let us know below!