David Ayer

  • 31 October 2005

Occupation

Filmmaker

David Ayer Reveals Joker Footage Cut From 'Suicide Squad'

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25 March 2018

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Director David Ayer has revealed some details surrounding the Joker footage cut out of the 'Suicide Squad' cinematic release.

When 'Suicide Squad' made its way into the DC Extended Universe back in 2016, the critics didn't seem too impressed, but fans managed to turn it into a box office hit. Bringing together a group of villains from the world of DC, all under lock and key but used by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) to go out on undercover illegal missions that would likely see them killed, audiences were introduced to a whole slew of new additions to the DCEU. That included Margot Robbie's take on Harley Quinn, Will Smith's portrayal of Deadshot, and Jared Leto's introduction as the Clown Prince of Crime, Joker.

Image caption David Ayer admits negative 'Suicide Squad' reviews affected his confidence

Though he clearly has a thick skin when it comes to reviews, Ayer recently admitted that he did let the negative response to 'Suicide Squad' get to him. It's something we can all imagine - being told your hard work and dedication wasn't enough over and over again isn't anything any of us would like. Magnifying that on a grand scale must have been a very strange experience indeed.

Continue reading: David Ayer Felt "Gun Shy" Directing 'Bright' Following Negative 'Suicide Squad' Reactions

10 Worst Films Of 2017

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 02 January 2018

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Also known as, the biggest wastes of our time in 2017.

When it comes to the biggest flops of the year, most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers really should have known better. None of them are easy to watch, and unfortunately the list does not end here. Some were huge disappointments, while others went predictably downhill.

Image caption Mark Wahlberg in 'Transformers'

1. Transformers: The Last Knight - Even by the low standards of this franchise, this film is an incoherent mess, as Michael Bay flings $200 million at the screen but ignores plot and character. It's a two-and-a-half hour assault on the eyes and ears.

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David Ayer at the UK film premiere of Netflix fantasy-thriller 'Bright' held at the BFI Southbank on Belvedere Road. The film follows the adventures of two LAPD officers of different species who must put aside their differences to bring peace to the city amidst a huge wave of criminal activity - London, United Kingdom - Friday 15th December 2017

David Ayer Still Proud And "Grateful" For 'Suicide Squad'

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 03 December 2017

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The film may have been critically panned, but Ayer says it's gaining "cult status".

As one of the most divisive movies to come from the DC Extended Universe, it's fair to say 'Suicide Squad' has both its heavy critics and its heavily loyal fans. Bringing in a slew of new faces to take on some of DC's most recognisable villains and anti-heroes, the movie was set to serve as a launchpad for much of the DCEU, but failed to light a fire in the hearts of everybody watching.

Image caption Margot Robbie and Jared Leto in 'Suicide Squad'

One of the earlier disappointments for many from the DCEU was 'Suicide Squad'. Released in 2016, the film saw a roster of DC's most recognisable villains come together in the titular team, also known as Task Force X. Ran by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), they were forced to tackle some of the most dangerous missions to help save the world from a grim fate, in a less-than-ethical program that would see a bomb in their brains detonated if they refused to help.

Continue reading: David Ayer Wishes He Made Joker The Primary Villain In 'Suicide Squad'

David Ayer Admits Regrets Over Joker's Lack Of 'Suicide Squad' Screen Time

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23 January 2017

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The director says he wishes he had a time machine to go back and make The Joker the main villain.

Suicide Squad director David Ayer has admitted he holds some regrets over the finished movie.

The film had a critical mauling upon its release last August, with many complaining that Jared Leto’s Joker didn't have enough screen time. Now, responding to a fan on Twitter, the director said he wishes he had a time machine so he could treat Leto’s character differently.

David Ayer has shared his regrets over Suicide Squad

Continue reading: David Ayer Admits Regrets Over Joker's Lack Of 'Suicide Squad' Screen Time

Suicide Squad Trailer

The Suicide Squad was formed by Amanda Waller, the head of Belle Reve Penitentiary and a high ranking government official. Wishing to protect the world from deadly threats, Waller formulates a plan to reform (by force) a number of her most special inmates who all possess unique abilities.

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David Ayer - Warner Bros. Presents "The Big Picture", An Exclusive Presentation Highlighting The Summer Of 2016 And Beyond held at The Colosseum Inside Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016

Continue reading: David Ayer Promises 'Suicide Squad' Fans That Plot "Surprises" Are Intact

Photographs from the red carpet at the premiere of 'Fury' at the 58th British Film Institute London Film Festival

58th BFI LFF: Fury - photocall held at the Corinthia Hotel.