David Ayer’s collaboration with DC didn’t quite prove to fruitful as Suicide Squad was bashed even by the hardcore DC fans. Jared Leto’s Joker too received a fair share of criticism but the director claims a whole of his portion was edited out and people should’ve been able to see that.
In a random fan conversation on microblogging site Twitter, David Ayer talked about Jared Leto’s Joker. A Twitter user talked about the ‘damaged tattoo’ of Suicide Squad’s Joker. His tweet read as saying, “I think the damaged tattoo is actually pretty ingenious, but only for those who understand. Joker got the tattoo because batman damaged his smile in a failed attempt at revenge for killing Robin. All with the intent to antagonize and infuriate Batman simply by seeing his face.”
To which David Ayer replied, “Exactly.” Another user pointed out, “Despite how much some DCEU fans love Suicide Squad’s Jared’s Joker, he was too creepy for compassion, and his look didn’t convince everyone like Batfleck did, appearances matter. David, you’re dealing with nerds who dislike Henry’s Superman because he doesn’t wear the trunk, you know that right?”
To which David Ayer said, “For sure character creation is a tightrope. I took inspiration from the current DC comics. I find it incredible it’s still such a topic 5 years later. My heart breaks for Jared – he did magnificent work. Most of it remains unseen.”
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