Warner Bros. has made no secret of the fact that it’s trying to set itself apart rom Marvel Studios. Unlike its competitor, WB has opted for a more director-oriented approach to its films – allowing more room for creative freedom and stylistic choices. We’ve seen this with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s Zack Snyder, and this summer we will see what David Ayer brings to the DC table with Suicide Squad. He’s a director who, according to Jai Courtney a.k.a Digger Harkness a.k.a Captain Boomerang, may have more than a screw or two loose.
Jai Courtney recently sat down with Collider, and he had an interesting choice when asked for one word to describe Suicide Squad director David Ayer:
Psychotic. He is the man. He’s one of the greats. I think he has an amazing future ahead of him, and I hope we get to work together again. I have nothing but admiration for him, and small amounts of fear. That about sums it up. He loves that attention to detail, and he’s not interested in comfort. Nothing is about making anything easy for anyone. And that’s not about making it hard; it’s just that when you’re off center, it creates a space for wonderful things to happen. That’s the world he likes to play in, and I think that’s very exciting.
In true spirit of the film’s titular team, David Ayer keeps things intense, focused, and generally crazy on the set of Suicide Squad. Jai Courtney would go on to praise the director for his passion on the project, as well as his ability to hone in on even the most minute details of the film. It sounds like nothing less than a grueling process, but one that an actor such as Courtney loved taking part in.
That seems to represent the general consensus from those who worked on Suicide Squad. We won’t know the true quality of the film until it hits theaters, but everyone involved in the making of the film seems to agree that they have made something that fans will enjoy. We cannot understate how important that is for the DCEU; Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is by no means a failure, but it definitively underperformed at the box office. The hope is that David Ayer’s insanity translates well onto film, and that audiences around the world will rejoice over his handling of Suicide Squad’s mixture of beloved and obscure characters.
I personally think Jai Courtney may be on to something; just look at the gloriously insane trailer for Suicide Squad below:
What do you think of Jai Courtney’s assessment of David Ayer? Do you think the director’s previous efforts (see: Fury, End of Watch, Street Kings, etc.) have prepared him for this film? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!
Be sure to stay tuned for more Suicide Squad news! The DC villain team-up will blast its way into theaters on August 5!