David Ayer revealed he could have directed the Suicide Squad sequel.
Director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad debuted to mixed reviews but proved to be a financial success at the box office. Nonetheless, Warner Bros. and DC opted to move in a different direction with the supervillain team and recruited James Gunn to helm a second film.
While many believed this meant that David Ayer wasn’t asked back to helm a Suicide Squad sequel, the filmmaker debunked this notion in a post on his Twitter account. In response to a fan’s question on the matter, Ayer revealed that he had the choice to direct a Suicide Squad sequel, but he ultimately decided to work on Birds of Prey, a project he produced with director Cathy Yan.
You can check out David Ayer’s post below.
Yes. I chose BOP https://t.co/0veTS00cwo
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 5, 2020
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David Ayer’s Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.
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