Suicide Squad was pegged to be one of the most critically and commercially successful DC Extended Universe movies of all time, but when it did eventually get released to cinemas and theaters across the globe there were a lot of people disappointed with what they received.
Taking to Twitter to address a fan who called his movie a ‘masterpiece’, David Ayer responded that he “tried to make something different, with a look and voice of its own”.
He added: “I took inspiration from the insanity of the original comics. Making a movie is a journey, not a straight line. I learned so much. 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. The hate game is strong out there.
“The movie was wildly successful commercially. And the World got introduced into some very cool characters in the DC Universe. And that success is due exactly to the wonder and power of DC, of its characters. Would I do a lot of things different? Yep, for sure.”
Knowing that Ayer is more-than-willing to listen to criticism is an incredible thing for both fans and critics of the world he created for Suicide Squad. Perhaps seeing him return for a DCEU movie in the future wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.
Suicide Squad is available now on DVD, Blu-ray and digital release.
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