Suicide Squad had a lot of things going for it. It had a fantastic writer-director, an amazing cast, a solid marketing campaign, and characters that are the envy of studios everywhere. However, when all said and done, there were more than a few things wrong with the flick.
The plot was overly-convoluted, the villain uninspired, and perhaps worst of all, the Joker was underutilized. In the film, actor Jared Leto gives a big and risky performance as the Clown Prince of Crime, but is sadly relegated to around 15 minutes of total screen time. This is especially sad when you realize that the villain herself left so much to be desired, and that the Joker would have served the plot better as the main baddie.
It’s not an idea that’s been lost on director David Ayer, and yesterday, he took to Twitter to express that sentiment, saying:
Believe me. I agonize over this. Yes. Joker should have been main bad guy.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) November 26, 2017
Given everything that’s happened with the DC Extended Universe, it is actually incredibly refreshing when a filmmaker admits when he made a mistake. That being said, there are definitely plenty of people who hated Leto’s take on the Joker, and are happy that the performance didn’t go beyond the 15 minutes we saw in the film.
What do you think? Would Suicide Squad have been better if the villain had been the Joker? Let us know down below!
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SOURCE: David Ayer