This is another hint that an Ayer Cut exists, or at least the individual pieces of one. Ayer has already shot down that there is an actual Ayer Cut in the works with HBO Max, but maybe this retconned film could be different from The Snyder Cut.
David Ayer recently posted a never before seen clip of Jared Leto’s Joker on his Instagram story. The three-second clip shows a dirtied Joker, who says, “You should be ashamed of yourself.”
Here’s a tweet by Heroic Hollywood with the clip:
“You should be ashamed of yourself”
— Heroic Hollywood (@heroichollywood) January 16, 2021
Ayer revealed that the first 40 minutes of his version of the film were cut from the original 2016 film. Also knowing that Ayer directed the film from start to finish, unlike Snyder with Justice League, this presumably shows that there is an Ayer Cut of the film somewhere, or at least the pieces to assemble what could be an all new cut. Warner Bros. had to shell out more money for additional filming in order to complete the Snyder Cut. This may not be necessary for an Ayer Cut, if Warner Bros. essentially just cut sequences of the film that Ayer had in place.