The filmmaker made sure not to "repeat any mistakes."
David Ayer is a director who seems to have been through the mill when it comes to the entertainment industry. Creating pictures is something he was clearly born to do, but as of late, he's made two huge films that have been critically ripped to shreds by the majority of reviewers, in the form of DC Extended Universe entry 'Suicide Squad', and last year's Netflix original film release, 'Bright'. Fortunately for Ayer, the wider viewing public seem to enjoy his work.
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.
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.
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
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.
Jared Leto as The Joker in 'Suicide Squad'
David Ayer was the director responsible for the flick, and whilst he has said in the past he has his regrets about where he took the movie and its central villain, he's still very much aware about the success it DID see, and how proud he should be because of that.
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The director got candid in a brief chat with one of his Twitter followers.
The DC Extended Universe is not a movie series without its controversies. Just this month, the most-recent entry into the DCEU, 'Justice League' received a lukewarm response upon its official big screen release, and could end up losing Warner Bros. around $100 million when all is said and done in the worldwide box office. A shame, as this year's 'Wonder Woman' did incredibly well both with the critics and wider audience, taking in over $800 million across the globe. 'Justice League' should really have broken a billion.
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.
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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
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
Is it really wise to trust your most dangerous sworn enemies? Sometimes you have little choice when there are threats in the world too brutal to put your best men on. Amanda Weller is in charge of a top secret government organisation known as A.R.G.U.S. They have in their detainment some of the world's craziest psychopaths, supervillains and powerful mutants, and while they are being of no use to society stuck in prison cells, Weller introduces a brand new team known as the Suicide Squad in which these criminals can carry out seemingly impossible missions with the promise of freedom or, at least, reduced sentences. Among them are such fiends as Harley Quinn, The Joker, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Enchantress, Rick Flagg and Killer Croc - who are all willing to band together and save the world, even if they die trying.
Lucky fans in attendance at San Diego's Comic-Con on Saturday got their first look at the much anticipated super-villain movie.
Suicide Squad may have another month of filming left, but that didn't stop the movie’s stars as well as director David Ayer from taking a road trip to Comic Con this weekend, to wet fan’s appetites for the highly anticipated super-villain flick.
The cast of Suicide Squad.
Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Common, Adam Beach, Ike Barinholz, Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje and Karen Fukuhara were all in attendance for the film’s panel on Saturday, with Joker Jared Leto the only noticeable absentee.
Despite the promotional materials already out there, including the pictures of the cast in full costume, the director assures fans that all plot twists are intact.
There’s been quite a number of photos and teasers over the last month or so from the set of Suicide Squad that have been endlessly pored over, but director David Ayer has assured fans that they haven’t given anything away and that there’s still surprises to come.
The Warner Bros.-backed movie wrapped up shooting on the streets of Toronto last week, and the 47 year old director took to Twitter to say that the surprises that the film has in store for fans remain intact, and have not been compromised in any way by the large amount of material already in the public arena.
'Suicide Squad' director David Ayer
'Suicide Squad' director David Ayer tweeted a couple of exclusive cast pics, featuring Will Smith and Cara Delevingne, in full costume.
DC Comics fans, stop what you’re doing and pay attention! Suicide Squad director David Ayers has shared the first official photographs of the main cast in full costume on Twitter, including Will Smith as Deadshot.
The movie, whose release is still fifteen months away, concerns a motley crew of supervillains who conduct covert operations on behalf of the US government in exchange for receiving cuts to the lengths of their prison sentences. Ayer's photos are the first opportunity for fans of the comic books to get a flavour of the visual aesthetics that the director will be bringing to the picture.
The full 'Suicide Squad' cast
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