Director David Ayer has received a lot of criticism since “Suicide Squad” was released in August 2016. Although he admits the fantasy/science fiction film has its flaws, Ayer was quite hurt to see how many negative reviews the film received.
On Twitter, he admitted that the negative film reviews affected him and said, “The hate game is strong out there,” and revealed what he would do differently if he could go back in time- make Joker the main villain. A lot of viewers took their feelings to Twitter and definitely didn’t have nice things to say:
if you ever think something is impossible remember that suicide squad is nominated for an oscar
— romana (@iamnevertheone) January 24, 2017
i may Be tragic but at Least i aint suicide squad (2016)
— ️ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@DAREDEVllLS) January 24, 2017
Helloooooooo Atlanta! I watched Suicide Squad on the plane. Astonished at just how awful that film is. Astonished I say
— James Bardolph (@jamesbardolph) January 20, 2017
Is Trump building an administration or casting for Suicide Squad 2?
— Ryan McCartan (@ryanmccartan) January 19, 2017
I will be forever sad over the lost potential of Suicide Squad
— Tulip (@lexartiswdw) January 15, 2017
When the harsh reviews came about right after the film’s release, Ayer stood by the film by tweeting, “I love the film and I believe in it. Made it for the fans. Best experience of my life.”
On January 21, Ayer tweeted a whole statement on the film, including his wish that he could go back and make Jared Leto’s Joker the main villain, and “engineer a more grounded story.”
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) January 21, 2017
David Ayer is now scheduled to direct Harley Quinn (played by Margot Robbie) and other stars in “Gotham City Sirens,” following DC’s top female villains. Hopefully Ayer can take the criticism from “Suicide Squad” and implement changes to his new project.