Suicide Squad Director David Ayer: “I Wish I Had A Time Machine, I’d Make Joker The Main Villian”

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In terms of box office success Suicide Squad certainly hit the mark, but as for the film itself  it received lot’s of criticism from comic book fans amidst reports that it had a troubled production. Now director David Ayer has had his say on the movie revealing what he would have done differently if he had the chance.

On his Twitter account, Ayer talked about the a few of the problems with the movie as well as regretting some choices he made regarding the storyline.

“I wish I had a time machine, I’d make Joker the main villain and engineer a more grounded story. I have to take the good and bad and learn from it. I have to give the characters the stories and plots they deserve next time. Real talk. (And no, there isn’t a secret edit of the film with a bunch of Joker scenes hidden in a salt mine somewhere.)”

“I know it’s a controversial film, I really tried to make something different, with a look and feel of its own. I took inspiration from the insanity of the original comics.”

“If you set out to make a mass appeal movie, it’s easy to end up with vanilla. But I went for it. And I know Squad has its flaws, hell, the world knows it. Nothing hurts more than to pick up a newspaper and see a couple years of your blood, sweat and tears ripped to shreds.”

“The movie was wildly successful commercially. And the world got introduced into some very cool characters in the DC universe. And that success is due exactly to the wonder and power of DC, of its characters. Would I do a lot of things different? Yep, for sure.”

Suicide Squad was a lively comic book movie – albeit one undermined by plot holes and uneven execution of action, character, and comedy. The storytelling that brought all these characters together so quickly was lazy to the point of professional negligence. Despite the talented cast and stand-out performances from Will Smith and Margot Robbie Harley the antihero story was a disappointment. Despite its shortcomings though Suicide Squad set the record for the biggest US August opening, and went on to make $745.6 million worldwide.  Ayer is also set to return to DC to make Gotham City Sirens which will feature Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn alongside other prominent female DC supervillains.