David Ayer Responds Back To Stan Lee’s Comment On “F— Marvel”

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With Suicide Squad officially hitting theaters tonight, and despite harsh critical reception due to a supposedly muddled film, general audience still seem to be excited. Yet mong the drama regarding the film is David Ayer, director of the film’s, comment at the New York premiere where he shouted “F— Marvel!”

Many fans were sent into a frenzy after the statement, even after Ayer’s apology, but both Marvel CCO Joe Quesada and Stan Lee have responded respectfully. Quesada responded with “cut David Ayer a break, it was all in good fun,” with Lee replying “Hey @DavidAyerMovies – Don’t feel too bad about dropping the f bomb. It’s a compliment of the highest order!” Ayer has now replied to Stan Lee’s kind words on Twitter with “You’re The Man sir. You made my childhood a nicer place!” Ayer seems to be glad the guys at Marvel are taking the comment fine as he was simply swept up in the moment at the time.

It’s good to see all members and sides of the comic world getting along, if only fans could do the same.

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 hits theaters on August 5th with select showings tonight.

Source: Comicbook.com


Leon Brill

Leon Brill

Leon Brill is a staff writer for Heroic Hollywood, superhero/comic enthusiast, gamer, and film lover.

  • Technofied

    How can fans get along when critics keep reviewing these movies movies in comparison to the Avengers & GOTG. This was a movie about super villains forced together to fight a bigger threat. It isn’t even voluntary unlike Marvels Avengers & GOTG. I get it that Marvel has been there a long time and that they have earned their respect but expecting the same from DC movies won’t do us both any good. There should be a contrast in the characters and the movies, tonally and ideologically so Critics need to chill the fu** out and stop expect every CBM movie to be avengers.

    • Sammy Boy

      People are comparing the movies because both have some recurring themes and concepts and added to that is that they’re in the same genre. Of course people are going to compare, it’s a normal thing to do in this industry.

      Finally, the people, me included, are going to compare other superhero movies with Avengers or Guardians, but not because we want the same style or stories, but more because of the fun factor that those two movies gave us. After all, we all go to cinema to have fun, or be amaze.

      Even if I think that critics are harsh on the DC movies lately, some points are well regarded. I can’t deny that Warner and DC are forcing their own hands by trying to push themselves to make a cinematic universe like Marvel’s and it shows in the final products. The truth is, we all compare DC to Marvel because DC are comparing themselves to Marvel.

      P.S. : I haven’t seen Suicide Squad as of this comment, so please keep that in mind if you want to use that card in your response.

      • Technofied

        Well, could you quote me a single statement from the officials where they have tried to compare themselves with Marvel?

        • Sammy Boy

          DC compares themselves a lot to Marvel. Zack Snyder did it in interviews, some person attacked verbally the company, maybe to provoke, but maybe because they’re afraid that their movies won’t be as critically acclaimed as the competitor, kinda like the bully bullies the bullied because he feels intimidated by the one he’s bullying scenario .

          On Marvel’s side of things, all I heard them say on DC is that they wishes them good luck. The one exception is Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson. One was in a rap movie against Eminem and the other is Samuel L. Jackson.

        • Sammy Boy

          P.S. : Also, I’ve seen Suicide Squad now. Not a great movie, but it has it’s charm. Love the cast, maybe not all of them, but kept the film interesting and fun enough that I could rewatch it. The story, meh, generic, felt like WB did rushed reshoots and editing.

        • Sammy Boy

          P.P.S. : And you know what, I f*cked up. My last comment is very contradictory, haha!

          All I’m saying is, the way WB produces the movies feels like they want to make the same money as Marvel did in the fastest way possible, and it shows when you go see the movie in theatre. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny that they feel altered from the original idea the directors had. It shows that WB, while not openly saying it, compares the two property.

          • Technofied

            If you’re blaming the executives and not the directors, I agree! they have got to stop interfering and messing up the directors take and vision of these movies. Warner bros is acting out of panic and reaction and that has proven to be nothing but a mess so far! Ultimate cut proved it, Suicide Squad, can’t say I haven’t seen it yet but I will tell you that David Ayer had a completely different idea about this movie and this is not his final product.

            I agree that kevin tsujihara needs to revisit this project and get his executives out of there, let the directors and geoff johns have complete creative control over these movies.

          • Sammy Boy


  • Steve Steve

    Stan Lee lived for the Marvel/DC rivalry. I’m sure he is loving all the jabs going back and forth between the talent.

    I think the fans could tone it down quite a bit though.