SUICIDE SQUAD Director David Ayer Admits The Joker Should’ve Been The Main Villain

It seemed like a lot of fans were surprised to learn that after Jared Leto had been cast as The Joker in Suicide Squad, he was hardly in the film. We know that a lot of footage was shot of the character, but ultimately most of it ended up not being used. Like many of you, I assumed The Joker was going to have a much bigger part of the story. Instead, Cara Delevinge‘s Enchantress ended up being the main villain. Some fans didn’t really care for her as the villain, while others seemed to embrace it. I actually kinda liked Enchantress. I liked her more that Leto’s portrayal of The Joker. I know not everyone, will agree with me on that. That’s just my opinion. 

Suicide Squad director David Ayer recently responded to a tweet from actor Norman D. Golden II, who recently watched the film for the first time and commented that he enjoyed it. Ayer used this as an opportunity to share some thoughts on the film saying it could’ve been a bigger success if he had done things differently:

Another fan jumped in and said that it was better than Batman v Superman, then added that The Joker should have been the villain, to which Ayer responded:

I figured that the reason we saw so little of The Joker in Suicide Squad is because they were going to set him up for a much bigger story. Which they are doing with the upcoming Joker and Harley Quinn movie that is currently in development. When previously talking about the film, the director said:

“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.”

David Ayer is currently working on developing Gotham City Sirens for Warner Bros. and I’m actually looking forward to seeing what he does with it. With the things that he learned from his first go-around with DC, I’m sure his next film set in the universe will be much better. 

What do you think about Ayer’s comments about how he should’ve made The Joker the main villain in Suicide Squad?