Although Suicide Squad was one of the best films of 2016, and as many would argue, far better than Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, David Ayer – the film’s director has taken the unprecedented step of releasing a statement to outline what he would’ve done different in making the film, admitting that he wished he “had a time machine” to make changes.
Replying to a fan on Twitter overnight who thanked him for the “masterpiece” film, encouraging him not to “let anyone tell you otherwise,” Ayer responded with a lengthy statement in which he acknowledged the film had been “controversial.”
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) January 21, 2017
Yes, you have read it right. Like many of us who believed that the Joker should had been the main antagonist of the film, we stand corrected. Jared Leto’s take on the Joker left fans awestruck.
Following the global commercial success of Suicide Squad — it grossed almost three-quarters of a billion dollars worldwide — Ayer will next direct the science fiction fantasy Bright, starring Joel Edgerton and Will Smith and set for release later in the year.
After that, he’ll turn his hand to Gotham City Sirens, a Suicide Squad spin-off focused on Harley Quinn, played by Australia’s own Margot Robbie, and featuring Poison Ivy and Catwoman among others in Batman’s Rogue Gallery.