Last year’s Suicide Squad left a lot of fans disappointed to see Cara Delevinge as the lead evil Enchantress instead of the Joker by Jared Leto. Now we know that the movie’s director is also regretting the decision.
David Ayer, director of the film, replied to actor Norman D. Golden II’s twitter remark about having seen the film and enjoying it. Instead of just responding with a “thank you,” Ayers disclosed that in his opinion the film would have been even better if he had taken it on a different trajectory. That’s when Ayer clarified that he has realized that Joker should have been Suicide Squad’s main villain.
“Believe me. I agonize over this. Yes. Joker should have been main bad guy,” Ayer wrote.
Joker has a minuscule role in Suicide Squad. He is just seen for the duration of trying to rescue Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) by taking control of the helicopter sent to retrieve the Squad during their attempt to save Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) and when that attempt failed, he again broke into the Belle Reeve Prison to rescue Harley at the end of the film. However, the film’s lead villain Enchantress is on a rampage to annihilate humans because Waller had held her captive and she went on turning the inhabitants of Midway City into monsters. The idea about not making Joker, the main villain, was criticized by a lot of people and some even went to the extent of saying that the film had wasted Leto’s presence by giving him such a brief role.
The latest Twitter chat is not the only time Ayer has accepted regretting not casting Joker as the lead villain in Suicide Squad. Earlier, we saw him reply to another fan on social media telling him that he would make amends if he could get another chance to modify things.
“Wish I had a time machine,” he wrote. “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.”
Time machine or not, Ayer will get his chance to make amends as he is all set to direct the Harley Quinn solo film Gotham City Sirens which is going to be his second DCEU film.