Find out what David Ayer is saying about the Joker, Boomerang + Slipknot on the flip…
The critics have had no trouble BASHING Sucide Squad saying that the film is a simple basic story line that is yet confusing and without focus. That could be answered simply like this, did they watch the “linear version” or the “dossier version” of the film?
First, if you think the movie was hard to follow you have to be from another planet, never seen a DC comic in your life or extremely slow. Critics are completely wet behind their ears on those comments, and here is why.
David Ayer explains:
“There’s a linear version we did where it opens up with June in the cave and tells the story in sequence with the arrests and Batman, and then we go to Belle Reve. Honestly, there may be six or seven different versions of the film. In that version, [test] audiences were left with a lot of questions and a little disoriented as to who to watch and why. So we came up with what we call the ‘dossier’ version which has Amanda presenting the backstories and origins of the various members.”
If you thought the movie was a simple basic film with no complexity like most critics said and didn’t know what they were talking about. Let David tell you in his own words:
“The movie is basically Amanda Waller covering up her mistake, because she was the one that decided to use Enchantress as part of the original core Suicide Squad. Waller deploys her to clean up this entity that appears, which unbeknownst to Amanda is actually Enchantress’s brother. So Enchantress engineers her escape from Amanda Waller and then Waller decides to cover it up by having the Suicide Squad rescue her and get her out of that city. It’s funny because the plot gets deemed as being incredibly simple, but it’s actually extremely complex!”
Then, if you need more unsolved questions on why Suicide Squad DOESN’T SUCK, David Ayer can help you learn what Jared Leto’s Joker has that dipshit “Damaged” tattoo on his forehead?
Suicide Squad director David Ayer continues to explain to Empire that there is, in fact, nothing awaiting us after death, and that life itself is a cruel joke perpetrated by a petty and insane God the backstory of Jared Leto’s forehead tattoo.
So why “Damaged” tattoo on his forehead? Simple:
“This is sort of my personal thing and maybe less about a larger connection. But Joker killed Robin and Batman basically smashes his teeth out and locks him up in Arkham Asylum. It’s in the asylum where Joker would have done the ‘damaged’ tattoo as a message to Batman saying, ‘You’ve damaged me. I was so beautiful before and now you’ve destroyed my face.’ That’s where the grill comes from.”
We all know everyone wanted more Joker…Why only 15 minutes of The Joker? Well if you see the movie and watch the pace of the film, The Joker is in an adeqate amount of frames, he is a pivital character and a driving force for Harley Quinn. With that said The Joker is NOT a cameo and Ayer reveals why:
“I think there was an expectation of what the film should have been. People really wanted more Joker and wanted him to be an A-plot component. And it’s funny how the critics call it a cameo but he has some fantastic sequences that are really important for the film. He really influences the journey quite a bit.”
The other simple questions of the film are as follows, but will help explain why things went the way they did in Suicide Squad.
Why the Pink Unicorn for Boomerangs?
“[Pinky] was actually intended to be a piece of set decoration in one of our office building sets. I thought [Boomerang] needed a little something kind of fun and silly and it kept appearing throughout the film. It became a bit of a mascot. Yes, [he’s a] Brony. Which is fine. I think it’s a good thing and gives him a little hobby besides robbing banks.”
Why SlipKnot didn’t survive more the 5 minutes in the film?
“You have to pick and choose your battles, and Slipknot gets his head blown off pretty quickly. I made a commitment early on not to try and create some kind of misdirect, because when you have that many characters, every frame of real estate is priceless. I didn’t want to invest in that real estate to create some misdirect, because after opening night everyone knows he dies anyway.”
Hopefully this answered your questions…if not get more at Empire…