Suicide Squad director David Ayer has once again responded to the film’s flurry of bad reviews, this time in a note posted to Twitter Saturday.

“I know it’s a controversial film, I really tried to make something different, with a look and feel of its own,” Ayer wrote to user @PensFanboy, who praised Suicide Squad. “I took inspiration from the insanity of the original comics. Making a movie is a journey, not a straight line. I learned so much.”

Acknowledging that Suicide Squad “has its flaws,” he explained, “Nothing hurts more than to pick up a newspaper and see a couple years of your blood, sweat, and tears ripped to shreds. The hate game is strong out there.”

“Wish I had a time machine. I’d make Joker the main villain and engineer a more grounded story. I have to take the good and bad and learn from it,” he continued. “I love making movies and I love DC [Comics]. I’m a high school dropout and used to paint houses for a living. I’m lucky to have the job I have. I have to give the characters the stories and plots they deserve. Real talk.”

“And no,” he concluded, “there isn’t a secret edit of the film with a bunch of Joker scenes hidden in a salt mine somewhere.”

Suicide Squad tells the story of Task Force X, a strike team of villains forced to execute covert missions for the government in exchange for reduced prison sentences. Despite harsh reviews from critics, the film grossed $745.6 million worldwide, more than Man of Steel‘s $668 million take.

“Next time” for Ayer will be Suicide Squad spinoff Gotham City Sirens, a film about the top female villains of the DC Comics world — including Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.

Originally posted at – http://ew.com/movies/2017/01/22/suicide-squad-david-ayer-responds-bad-reviews/

DC Universe Announces DC Daily Podcast

DC Universe’s DC Daily is getting an extension in the form of The DC Daily Podcast, which will feature long-form interviews, in-depth discussions and breaking news from the world of DC.

New Chris Uminga Aquaman Statue Is the King of the Seven Seas

Aquaman is really powerful. So powerful, in fact, that he literally rules the Seven Seas. He is the King of 75% of Earth. Atlantis is his. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of other awesome superheroes, but Aquaman is in his own league. Very many leagues under the sea, actually.

Weekend Box Office Results for August 30 – September 1, 2019

Box office for weekend of August 30 – September 1, 2019