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Suicide Squad Director’s Cut reportedly coming

Published: 1/Nov/2020 18:11

by Emma Soteriou

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An ‘Ayer Cut’ of 2016’s Suicide Squad is reportedly set to be released on HBO Max, however, there are still some doubts about the news, with fans wanting official confirmation.

Suicide Squad saw a split response from fans upon its release in 2016, with Ayer himself saying it had been ‘beaten into a comedy’.

On top of this, he recently revealed on Twitter that 40 minutes of his original version was cut. This has prompted fans to fight for a director’s cut, hoping to see the movie as it was intended.

Are we getting an Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad?

Small Screen announced that David Ayer’s cut of Suicide Squad is set to be released on HBO Max, with two sources confirming the details. According to these sources, it’s expected to have a late 2021 or early 2022 release date, so as to not distract from James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

This wouldn’t be the first re-cut movie to find its home at HBO Max, with Zack Snyder’s ‘Snyder Cut’ of Justice League also planned for release on the streaming service. That being said, there has been no official confirmation by either HBO Max or Warner Media and it’s likely that they will wait to gauge the success of Zack Snyder’s cut first.

Beyond the Trailer’s Grace Randolph reminded fans of this, tweeting her take on the news.

Either way, fans are still determined to make it happen, using #ReleasetheAyerCut on Twitter to show their support for the director.

With the Snyder Cut set to star Jared Leto’s Joker, his appearance in a Director’s Cut of Suicide Squad too would mean fans could finally see the character as planned by both directors.

The re-cut is said to include a lot more Joker and Harley Quinn content compared to 2016’s release.

Though it’s best not to get hopes up just yet, this is definitely a promising sign for the movie.

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Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.