Many fans agree that there was a lot wrong with Suicide Squad, the DC Comics movie that saw the live-action debut of Harley Quinn alongside a very divisive take on the Joker. While the movie was a financial success and even won an Academy Award, the critical response to the supervillain team-up flick was a lot more harsh than the Oscars. Even though it's been a few years since the film premiered in theaters, many fans are still upset that Suicide Squad was ever released. Director David Ayer's social media is a constant source for disgruntled fans to air their grievances, but the filmmaker doesn't really care what the haters say.
Ayer was responding to a fan's request that he apologize for making Suicide Squad, taking some joy that the movie was still bothering the fan years after its release.
Check out the testy exchange below:
Never ever ever my dude. I’m proud of it for all it’s flaws. Aaaaaaand it’s still living rent free in your head. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/2jmtqmWffn— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) January 29, 2020
Ayer's film might not sit well with many fans, but it did establish popular characters in the DC universe who have had a major impact on the franchise for years to come. With the release of Birds of Prey just a week away, Ayer can take a bit of credit for the casting of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. That character will appear for her third cinematic appearance in The Suicide Squad, the sequel-meets-reboot being directed by James Gunn.
"David Ayer is a great guy [and] we have discussed and I’ve told him what we’re up to with The Suicide Squad at least a little bit" Gunn said on Instagram.
Fans will get to see where the supervillains go next when The Suicide Squad premieres in theaters on August 6, 2021.