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David Ayer Revealed His “Suicide Squad” Regrets In A Heartfelt Message

"Wish I had a time machine. I'd make Joker the main villain."

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One of the most polarising films of last year, Suicide Squad divided fans over director David Ayer's vision for DC's band of baddies.

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The film's ensemble cast includes Viola Davis, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, and Cara Delevinge, and has a RottenTomatoes score of 26%, with an audience score of 63%.

Recently a fan reached out to Ayer to thank him for the film, calling it a "masterpiece".

So thankful for suicide squad @DavidAyerMovies exactly the way it is. It's a masterpiece, don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

Surprisingly, Ayer took the time to respond with a heartfelt message about his journey making the film, the response to it, and what he'd do differently.

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In the note the director touched on the film's commercial success, but also referred to the critical backlash it faced.

The film reportedly made over $754 million USD worldwide, but was critically panned. Ayer revealed how difficult it was to see those reviews after working so hard on the movie.

"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 hate game is strong out there."

He also commented on what he would have done differently, shifting the villain focus over to the Joker.

"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."

But for anyone hoping Ayer was planning on releasing more scenes with more of Leto's Joker, the director had bad news.

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"And no, there isn't a secret edit of the film with a bunch of Joker scenes hidden in a salt mine somewhere."

While there might not be an extended cut, fans of Suicide Squad will have plenty to look forward to with Ayer announcing they are working on a sequel. In December last year he also confirmed a Harley Quinn spin-off based on the series Gotham City Sirens.

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