David Ayer Comments On ’Suicide Squad’ Reshoots

Suicide Squad

The third chapter of the DC Extended Universe will be coming to us this fall as Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) assembles Task Force X in Suicide Squad featuring some of DC Comics’ toughest villains like Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and more.

Following the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was reported that Suicide Squad was undergoing reshoots because the studios wanted the film to have a brighter tone, something that has been a common criticism for the Batman/Superman film. However, the reshoots doesn’t seem to have anything to do with adding more humor to the film as the film’s director, David Ayer, took it to Twitter to comment on those recent reports. According to his statement, it’s to add more action as he says the following:

He isn’t the only one to share that feeling as Boomerang himself, Courtney, recently said in an interview that their reason for reshooting was because they were adding more action to it.

“I think there’s plenty of [humor] in it. I wouldn’t say we’re going back to make it funnier, there’s some additional action stuff that we’ve been doing, which is pretty dope. Really we’re just kind of adding in that sense.”

In case you missed it, the new “Blitz” trailer that came out last night along with the official synopsis for the film.

“It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”

Suicide Squad comes out in theaters on August 5.

Source: David Ayer’s Twitter

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.


    Welp, that’s one rumor crushed, & about a dozen more to go.

    • w0undedmagic

      Only a dozen? We’ve still got 5 months until the release, and BADASS DIGEST* needs them clicks!

      *The actual name of Devin Faraci’s pretentious fanboy blog.

      • LOGOS

        You really think Devin wrote that article to get clicks? He’s a very respected and trusted film blogger. It just doesn’t make sense to me that he would say that just for the sake of clicks.

        • w0undedmagic

          Well I’m sorry friend, but you are naive. Negativity sells more than Positivity, and BADASS DIGEST* thrives on that shtt:)

          *Again, the actual name of his “trusted and well respected” site.

          • It’s actually BirthMoviesDeath.

            Badass Digest was a name that was suggested that Devin never really liked, but that he went with till he found something more suitable.

      • Lupin

        Is that really the name? 😮

      • This is hilarious because 1. The actual name of Devin’s site is BirthMoviesDeath and 2. Between HH and BMD only one of the sites Editors considers them self a fanboy.

        • w0undedmagic
          • You actually did, silly goose. See:

            “w0undedmagic SAMURAI36 • 3 days ago
            Only a dozen? We’ve still got 5 months until the release, and BADASS DIGEST* needs them clicks!
            *The actual name of Devin Faraci’s pretentious fanboy blog.”

            Also, you do realize that his site is now Birth.Movies.Death right? I’m glad that you were able to find old graphics that are no longer accurate.

          • w0undedmagic

            Yea, I said it was a pretentious fanboy blog. Emphasis on PRETENTIOUS.
            Then you went out of your way to screen cap Umberto and Devin’s profile pics and crop them side by side.

            Also, I am aware that the site is now BirthMoviesDeath* and….I’m not going to explain the joke to you. But, you should just head over there and talk about how “important” the Ghostbusters reboot is.
            Everyone there will agree with you, I promise.

            *an alternative name to the serious film critiquing site, BADASS DIGEST.

          • Oh hey! Thanks for admitting that you actually did say “something about fanboys” and that, despite your numerous posts and attempts at snark, Devin’s site is actually not called Badass Digest. It takes a big man to admit they were wrong. Maybe I was wrong about you.

          • SAMURAI36

            Man, the point is, Faraci is garbage. Stop trying to paint over that fact.

  • Splinter76

    So will David FARCE at BirthMoviesDeath admit that he was way off with his article about the “make it funnier scoop”?

    • w0undedmagic

      BADASS DIGEST* only publishes the FACTS man. David Ayer is the one lying!

      *The actual name of Devin Faraci’s pretentious fanboy blog.

  • Steve Steve

    Awesome! That second trailer was great!

  • w0undedmagic

    Well, I guess those shttstirrers at Collider and BADASS DIGEST* will have to find a different way to continue their smear campaign.

    *The actual name of Devin Faraci’s pretentious fanboy blog.

    • A Realist

      Say, what’s the actual name of Devin Faraci’s pretentious fanboy blog? I don’t think you’ve mentioned it…

      • Lupin

        Dont you mean Devin Farce?

    • -BirthMoviesDeath