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Suicide Squad deleted scene revealed by director David Ayer

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Suicide Squad (opens in new tab) director David Ayer has released a still from the turbulent DC movie that never made it into the finished product, teasing a deleted scene starring one of the Squad members fighting their own.

As revealed on his Instagram Story (via Screen Rant (opens in new tab)), Ayer posted a black-and-white screengrab showing Katana coming out swinging and attacking the Suicide Squad.

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Back in May, Ayer provided context to this moment on Twitter. “Enchantress takes her over with a tendril and she attacks the rest of the Squad,” he explained of the deleted Suicide Squad scene which actually made its way into original trailers before being left on the cutting room floor.

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In the wake of the Justice League Snyder Cut (opens in new tab) official announcement, Ayer has become increasingly vocal about his own version of Suicide Squad. His original call for an Ayer Cut began with nothing but a Joker GIF (opens in new tab). The director then followed it up with the declaration that his cut would be “easy to complete” (opens in new tab) and that we even missed out on “incredible acting” in scenes featuring Jared Leto as Joker (opens in new tab).

But maybe we shouldn’t expect a similar Justice League (opens in new tab)-style revised ending for this particular movement. Speaking on The Vergecast (opens in new tab), HBO Max boss Tony Goncalves said, the Snyder Cut doesn’t set a precedent (opens in new tab) and “that doesn't mean that we will go and invest our dollars in every single fandom that exists.”

Suicide Squad’s immediate future, meanwhile, lies in James Gunn’s quasi-reboot, The Suicide Squad. It’s set for release on August 6, 2021 and features the return of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.

Bradley Russell
Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.