What The Suicide Squad Reshoots Were Actually About, According To The Director

Credit where credit’s due, every time Warner Bros. drops a new trailer for Suicide Squad, we all collectively lose our minds just a little bit more. The upcoming DC super villain team up seems like a riotous good time, complete with action and laughter in spades. That seems interesting to note, because we only just recently heard rumors that Warner Bros. wanted David Ayer to reshoot Suicide Squad in order to add more humor. However, according to the Suicide Squad director, the reshoots have more to do with adding action, rather than humor. Check out his response below.

If we are to take David Ayer at his word, it seems as though Suicide Squad doesn’t need any more humor than it already has. His above Tweet indicates that Warner Bros. seems pleased with the overall finished product of Suicide Squad, and has given him the opportunity to add more action into the already bombastic film. This suggests that Warner Bros. has a great deal of confidence in the movie, and has more or less written a blank check for Ayer to continue investing in the project.

Recent rumors had suggested that Warner Bros. wanted to reshoot Suicide Squad following the overall lukewarm reception to the overly grim Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Some had even intimated that, despite the film’s fun marketing campaign, Suicide Squad had spoiled every one of its jokes in the first official trailer. Based on the sheer abundance of new humor in the latest trailer (seen below) we can already tell that those recent rumors may not have held as much merit as previously thought.

This can only mean good things for the upcoming DCEU adventure. Although reshoots can sometimes indicate that something is wrong behind the scenes, everyone involved in the production of Suicide Squad has continuously shown nothing but support for the quality of the project. Between the sheer lunacy of Jared Leto’s Joker, to Jai Courtney’s recent labeling of David Ayer as "psychotic," Suicide Squad seems primed to absolutely kill it this summer.

What do you think of David Ayer’s response to the rumors? Do you think Suicide Squad is adding humor, action, or maybe a little bit of both? Let us know what you think in the comments section below in order to keep the conversation going!

We will keep you up to date with all of the latest Suicide Squad rumors and news. The long-awaited DC super villain team up will blast its way into theaters on August 5; stay tuned for more details!

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.