Ayer Open To R-Rated “Suicide Squad” Sequel

Following the success of “Deadpool” and the announced release of an R-rated cut of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” for home video, it was understandable that people keenly anticipating David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” film called for an R-rated cut of the film to be released.

Both Ayer and the studio have previously made it clear there’s no plans for ‘Squad’ to be anything but PG-13, however Ayer tells MTV that he’s very open to the idea of the sequel going that route:

“For an R movie, you have to decide to do it right out the gate, and that was never the case here. We were always going to hit the PG-13 rating. But the film is meant to be that. It’s got edge, and it’s got attitude. And it’s got its own voice… There’s a lot in the film that’s going to surprise people. [An R-rated Suicide Squad 2] would be worth lobbying for.”

Ayer tells CB that people are trying to figure out their movie but no-one “got it yet” and that “Our surprises remain intact”. Ayer also elaborated on his response to the recent reshoots on the film, saying that the studio is fully behind the film and the additional shoot is just icing on the cake:

“If they don’t like your movie they tend to not want to invest in it. If they love your movie, they give you what you want. And I don’t think there’s any director that finishes a movie and says, ‘Wow that’s perfect, that’s what I really want it to be.’ Every movie I’ve ever made I wish I could go and grab some additional stuff and that’s exactly the chance I got this time. It’s like getting a new car but you get fancy rims and a new stereo.”

In related news, actor Jared Leto has spoken with EW about his role as The Joker in the film and discussed his preparation which included meeting with not just doctors and psychiatrists that dealt with psychopaths, but spending time with those institutionalized people as well. Separately he told E! Online that he sent out things like anal beads and used condoms to his cast mates in keeping in line with his character who “doesn’t really respect things like personal space or boundaries.”