David Ayer said he had some regrets about Suicide Squad movie. He asserted that, the regrets was deeply unconventional and emotionally manipulative methods during pre-production therapy sessions with his actors. Instead, in a lengthy Twitter message to a fan, the director said he wished he had a time machine to go back and make Jared Leto’s Joker the central villain, rather than making the baffling decision to turn Enchantress and her brother Incubus into the film’s uninteresting foes.
“Wish I had a time machine. I’d make Joker the main villain and engineer a more grounded story,” he said. “I have to take the good and bad and learn from it. I love making movies and I love DC. I’m a high school dropout and used to paint houses for a living. I’m lucky to have the job I have. I have to give the characters the stories and plots they deserve next time. Real talk.”
Ayer also shut down talk that there’s a “secret edit” of the film that features even more Joker. (Sorry, Leto.)
“Making a movie is a journey, not a straight line. I learned so much,” Ayer wrote. “People want what they want, and everyone has a personal vision of how each character should look and walk and talk. 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.