Among the many things that fans may want to change with Suicide Squad, the Joker may be one of the top of the list. And from the looks of it, even director David Ayer has something to say when it comes to redoing the film in some small ways.
In a letter that he posted via his Twitter, Ayer expressed that he would have wanted to put the spotlight more on the Joker in terms of making him the villain of Suicide Squad.
"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… I have to give the characters the stories and plots they deserve next time."
Ayer also acknowledged that there is a sort of hate following for Suicide Squad. And while it does hurt for any individual to see his film get shredded by critics, it can't be helped if the story does have a few things lacking. As far as Joker's looks are concerned, Ayer chalks it up to his wanting to give him "a look and voice of its own.
"I took inspiration from the insanity of the original comics. Making a movie is a journey, not a straight line."
Perhaps what's more interesting in his note is the last part, where he has a disclaimer that contradicts previous reports.
"And no, there isn't a secret edit of the film with a bunch of Joker scenes hidden in a salt mine somewhere."
We've heard before from Jared Leto himself that he had filmed quite a few scenes with the Joker, enough to create a mini movie of sorts. Whether or not Ayer is referring to this or not remains to be confirmed.
Suicide Squad is already out on Blu-ray and DVD. If that promise of a "next time" for the Joker arrives, we're crossing our fingers that the movie will be done a hundred percent right this time.