We have the theatrical version of this film. David Ayer at the time of it's home release with a "directors cut" said there's no other version in a salt mine somewhere making it seem unlikely rough footage was thrown out. Fastforward to last year and we heard a different story. A true directors cut is still buried somewhere unfinished yet way closer than the Snyder Cut was and less costly... Now that the Snyder Cut has been released on Justice League, I think it can be seen how a general audience just may accept a film with a different style of pacing and tonality despite being a tentpole film. Why is this the case? It seems more people are staying at home now with Covid and a general audience's expectations while streaming/watching at leisure at home vs. in group on an outing I think yields a different reaction it seems even moreso in times we live in now than in the past. As seen with the Snyder Cut of Justice League, some of the critics haven't adjusted to this notion yet on a film being received well on a mass scale in terms of different viewing context allowing a different kind of pacing and tonality. As any further movie on Justice League seems unlikely, all the movies post Suicide Squad 1 are all in this new alternate timeline. In other words, a good fan explanation assumes the events of Justice League 2+3 take place involving time travel thus creating a new timeline that exists for the DC films post-Justice League 3. Here's an idea, the Ayer cut could maybe film a few scenes referencing Justice League 2+3 in terms of what happened as narrated by the Joker post-appearance from Snyder Cut maybe in the Ayer Cut's post-credits scene? Joker can end this new scene by saying the timeline (not "times changed" as he said in Snyder cut but instead echoing the line with "timeline changed") has changed due to the events in Justice League 3 but also wonders if just going crazy... From there, cue all the rest of the movies that came after Suicide Squad in this new timeline as a little nod to the fans who like to fit things together. Thoughts?