David Ayer told a Suicide Squad fan on Twitter that he believes the Joker should have played the main villain in the movie, admitting that he agonizes over the previous decision to have Enchantress in that position instead.
This isn’t the first time that Ayer has spoken about how he would change the Joker’s role in the movie if he could go back in time. In January, Ayer posted a letter on Twitter addressing complaints people had about the movie, including the minimal amount of screen time the Joker received.
“I’d make Joker the main villain and engineer a more grounded story. 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 so lucky to have the job I have. I have to give the characters the stories and plots they deserve next time. Real talk. (And no, there isn’t a secret edit of the film with a bunch of Joker scenes hidden in a salt mine somewhere.)”
With an opportunity to create the Suicide Squad movie he’s always wanted, Ayer is stepping away from the franchise for now. Instead of working on Suicide Squad 2, Ayer will direct Gotham City Sirens, which stars Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Catwoman. #SuicideSquad #DavidAyer @jaredleto #SuicideSquad2 #JaredLeto #TheJoker #MargotRobbie #HarleyQuinn #BirdsofPrey #dcfilms #AmandaWaller #ViolaDavis #dcuniverse #dccomics #worldsofdc #dccinematicuniverse #heroic_gateway @heroic.gateway