Director David Ayer Talks Suicide Squad Regrets

David Ayer Discusses His Regrets About The Film

Director David Ayer has spoken about what he would have changed about last year’s Suicide Squad.

After replying to a fan of the film on Twitter, Ayer stated he would have done things differently if he could go back:

“I know it’s a controversial film, I really tried to make something different, with a look and voice of its own…

“Would I do a lot of things different? Yep, for sure. Wish I had a time machine. I’d make Joker the main villain and engineer a more grounded story…

“I have to give the characters the stories and plots they deserve next time.”

Ayer goes on to say that there aren’t a bunch of Joker scenes that were edited out and hidden away.

David Ayer

Ayer on the set of Suicide Squad with Will Smith’s Deadshot/Floyd Lawton


Despite being panned critically, Suicide Squad was a commercial hit for Warner Bros. grossing over $700,000 worldwide.

In March 2016, Warner Bros. announced plans for a sequel to be shot in 2017 with Ayer expressing an interest in making the film R-rated.

However, more recently David Ayer has been linked to the Gotham City Sirens project which would focus on the female villains of the DCEU including Harley Quinn.

An extended cut of Suicide Squad was released in December 2016 which contains thirteen minutes of extra footage including an extra Joker and Harley Quinn scene.

Fans of the DC cinematic universe have two films to look forward to this year; Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins on June 23rd plus Justice League directed by Zack Snyder on November 17th.

Ben Affleck recently stated that the untitled Batman film he’s set to direct and star in hasn’t got a complete script locked down just yet.

You can check out my thoughts on Suicide Squad in my review.

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