Although fandoms can be pretty divided when it comes to certain stuff in the movie industry, filmmakers are usually full of respect for their co-called competitors. Zack Snyder, who directed DC projects Man of Steel, Batman V Superman, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League praised Marvel Cinematic Universe multiple times, and so did Superman star Henry Cavill.
Of course, it’s not always about that eternal Marvel and DC rivalry. DC fandom is also divided now, mostly between fans who think that so-called Snyderverse is the only DCEU there is and those who are willing to move on and give a chance to whatever this franchise has to offer us next. Ever since James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad was released last summer, fans are also started arguing which movie is better; Gunn’s The Suicide Squad or David Ayer’s original 2016 movie Suicide Squad.
Although it can be said that Gunn and Ayer are rivals of some sort, these two filmmakers never acted that way. Quite the contrary. David Ayer recently retweeted Gunn’s tweet in which he made it clear there was never any drama between them, and he also praised Peacemaker, a spin-off series that follows the character that Gunn introduced in The Suicide Squad. You can check the tweet below:
David Ayer wrote and directed the 2016’s Suicide Squad movie starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, and Cara Delevingne. Although it was a box-office success, the movie received mixed to negative reviews from critics and audience, which is mostly WB to blame because they interfered with Ayer’s vision. Ayer said several times that he would love for WB to release the director’s cut of the movie, just like HBOMax released Zack Snyder’s Justice League three and a half years after the theatrical version was released. Fans have also started the campaign on social media #ReleaseTheAyerCut, which so far wasn’t as successful as the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut.
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad was released last year. While some stars like Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davies reprised their roles from Ayer’s original, most of the cast members were newcomers. One of them was John Cena, who played Peacemaker. His spin-off series debuted last week on HBOMax. So far, the series received positive reviews, and looks like Ayer digs it as well.