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David Ayer has been surprisingly quiet about his involvement with Suicide Squad, which was taken out of his hands in post-production and completely re-edited without his approval. It’s a nightmare for any director, but Ayer recently took to Twitter to answer some fan questions and took responsibility for the movie’s disappointing lack of Joker. Conflicting reports have led many to believe that an entire film’s worth of Joker scenes were cut from Suicide Squad, but Ayer insists that these scenes don’t even exist.

Hindsight being 20/20, Ayer admitted that not making the Joker the main villain ended up being a huge mistake. The way I see it is that Ayer had planned to stick around for sequels and spin-offs, and probably wanted his story arc to function similarly to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, which didn’t introduce the Joker until the second film. But, after what happened, it became clear that he probably wouldn’t get another chance to do it right, essentially wasting his one opportunity to do the Joker right.

It’s always interesting when a director bad mouths his own work, and in the case of Suicide Squad, Ayer has a lot to be upset about. Of course, the film’s issues are at least somewhat his fault, and even he admits this. But a lot of it had to do with good ol’ fashioned studio interference. There is, as was pointed out by his Twitter fans, a lot about the movie to celebrate, though. It did good business at the box office, won an Oscar, and introduced a lot of great characters that we’ll hopefully see more of in future DCEU offerings. But the lessons learned from Suicide Squad, both by the director and the studio, will hopefully influence the direction of the DCEU moving forward now that Justice League is done and more of the standalone, solo films are going into production.

Suicide Squad is streaming on HBO Go, and is available to rent on Amazon, iTunes, the PlayStation store, and more.


Images: DC, Warner Bros., Twitter

Source: Screen Rant

Suicide Squad Director Says He Regrets How He Handled The Joker

The director took to Twitter and answered questions about what the heck happened with Suicide Squad.

By Josef Rodriguez | 11/27/2017 01:30 PM PT

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David Ayer has been surprisingly quiet about his involvement with Suicide Squad, which was taken out of his hands in post-production and completely re-edited without his approval. It’s a nightmare for any director, but Ayer recently took to Twitter to answer some fan questions and took responsibility for the movie’s disappointing lack of Joker. Conflicting reports have led many to believe that an entire film’s worth of Joker scenes were cut from Suicide Squad, but Ayer insists that these scenes don’t even exist.

Hindsight being 20/20, Ayer admitted that not making the Joker the main villain ended up being a huge mistake. The way I see it is that Ayer had planned to stick around for sequels and spin-offs, and probably wanted his story arc to function similarly to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, which didn’t introduce the Joker until the second film. But, after what happened, it became clear that he probably wouldn’t get another chance to do it right, essentially wasting his one opportunity to do the Joker right.

It’s always interesting when a director bad mouths his own work, and in the case of Suicide Squad, Ayer has a lot to be upset about. Of course, the film’s issues are at least somewhat his fault, and even he admits this. But a lot of it had to do with good ol’ fashioned studio interference. There is, as was pointed out by his Twitter fans, a lot about the movie to celebrate, though. It did good business at the box office, won an Oscar, and introduced a lot of great characters that we’ll hopefully see more of in future DCEU offerings. But the lessons learned from Suicide Squad, both by the director and the studio, will hopefully influence the direction of the DCEU moving forward now that Justice League is done and more of the standalone, solo films are going into production.

Suicide Squad is streaming on HBO Go, and is available to rent on Amazon, iTunes, the PlayStation store, and more.


Images: DC, Warner Bros., Twitter

Source: Screen Rant

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