Suicide Squad director David Ayer has taken to Twitter to blame Batman v Superman and Deadpool for changing his film.
The director has come under a huge amount of criticism since the movie was released in 2016, but he recently tweeted out – pointing his film’s failures at the two previous superhero movies.
Ayer has mentioned many times before how the released version of Suicide Squad wasn’t the movie he’d intended to make, and it appears he’s blaming Batman v Superman and Deadpool for the changes made to it.
“This trailer nailed the tone and intention of the film I made. Methodical. Layered. Complex, beautiful and sad. After the BVS reviews shell shocked the leadership at the time, and the success of Deadpool – My soulful drama was beaten into a ‘comedy’”
It’s easy to see where the director is coming from. When Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman hit cinemas it was widely critiscised for the dark tone the movie took, while Fox’s Deadpool garnered huge praise for it’s comedy. It’s easy to see why Warner Bros panicked and took Ayer’s movie and changed it into something they felt the audience would prefer.
It didn’t work out that way though and audiences and critics alike hated what Suicide Squad became.
With Snyder’s own version of the 2017 Justice League, the ‘Snydercut’ being released in 2021 after fan protests, hopefully Ayer will get the chance to show his version of a movie he was proud of someday.
I hope so anyway.