‘Suicide Squad’ Director Has Some Regrets

Suicide Squad director David Ayer revealed on Twitter some changes he would have made to the film.

In a fan conversation, Ayer tweeted how he wished the Joker was the main villain in the movie. However, instead of the Joker, the Enchantress became the primary baddie Suicide Squad.



How the Squad Could Have Been Better

Ayer admitting that Suicide Squad was not the best film he could have done is refreshingly candid. Also, having the Joker as the main villain would benefit the film in multiple ways.

One of the biggest critiques of Suicide Squad is that the Joker’s subplot was incidental and not relevant to the main story. Placing the Joker as the main villain would put him in the center of the story and make him more essential to the narrative.

Also, the movie would be much more grounded without the extra-paranormal threats of the Enchantress and Incubus. Given that most of Task Force X is made up of low-level powers, having the Joker as the villain would have been a more logical and proportionate threat. After all, are Enchantress’ magic zombies really that menacing if they get taken out with a baseball bat and pistol?

One does not need to have much imagination for what a good Suicide Squad movie would look like with the Joker as the antagonist. All the filmmakers had to do was refer to the animated film Suicide Squad: Assault on ArkhamThere is no need to completely reinvent the wheel, Warner Bros.


Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from San Francisco, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at meeleeart.com.