David Ayer's Suicide Squad wasn't as well received as he hoped, but that doesn't mean he would return to the universe.
Ayer is just coming off of his new Netflix project Bright, but during the film's promotion, he was asked about the reaction to Suicide Squad,
"It was sh*t Ayer told ET. "Yeah, it was sh*t reviews. I got my throat cut. [Laughs]. It was a super polarizing movie. Incredibly polarizing."
Ayer admits the visceral reaction to the film shook him up a bit, but part of being a director is getting back up and putting yourself into another project, and that's exactly what he did.
"Yeah, for sure. It made me gun shy," Ayer said. "It's like going to the boxing ring and getting knocked out is how it felt. And I had to go into the ring again. And directing is a confidence
That attitude also pertains to comic projects, which he is open to doing again.
"You know, I'm not a film school guy," Ayer said. "I didn't go to college. I'm kind of vocational in my outlook, and it's like, Now I know how to make that movie! Now I could fix Suicide Squad! So... And I love the comic IPs. I mean, I'm a comic geek. And I love Warner Bros. and I would definitely go back."
Suicide Squad is currently available on Digital Platforms, Blu-ray, and DVD. Suicide Squad 2 is tentatively scheduled for October 18, 2019.