"Suicide Squad" Director Reveals His Biggest Regret About The Joker

23 January 2017, 14:18 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

David Ayer took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the much-maligned supervillain blockbuster.

Suicide Squad director David Ayer has revealed his biggest regrets about the much-maligned supervillain movie in an online post to fans.

Ayer responded on Twitter to a fan who praised the movie, which received mixed reviews from fans and critics alike, pinpointing a few areas that he wished he could change in retrospect.



So what would David do different if he could make Suicide Squad all over again?

He'd give The Joker more screen time.

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Yep, that guy.

But Jared Leto's polarising portrayal of the iconic Batman villain does have its devoted fans and, as Ayer explains, making him more prominent may have helped the story to develop in a better way.


Wish I had a time machine. I'd make The Joker the main villain and engineer a more grounded story. I have to take the good and the bad and learn from it...(And no there isn't a secret edit of the film with a bunch of Joker scenes hidden in a salt mine somewhere).

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Leto was said to be very unhappy with his scenes after the film's release. His performance, as well as those of Ben Affleck and Margot Robbie, are currently nominated for Worst Performance awards at the annual Razzies.

Read David Ayer's full message on Suicide Squad below:

Twitter: @DavidAyerMovies

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