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Suicide Squad Director Has No Regrets About The Movie

David Ayer stands by his work. 

Despite previously admitting that he should have approached certain aspects of the film differently, namely what happened with the central villainSuicide Squad director Ayer openly expressed that he has zero regrets about the end result and holds no resentment over the filmmaking experience or the critical response.

Ayer's statement came when a fan on Twitter asked him if he regretted "working with Warner Bros." or "doing Suicide Squad." Ayer had a firm but sincere answer: "Not for a second. Not for one second. I got to work with amazing people. It won an Oscar, did incredible business. Launched a franchise and spinoff. And like it or not, it's halfway to cult status. I grew as a person, grew creatively. Warners took a chance on me. I'm grateful."

The user's question likely arose from past reports that indicated Warner Bros. altered Ayer's original edit of the movie prior to its theatrical release. However, Ayer has maintained that a director's edition of Suicide Squad would never come to light because the version we saw in cinemas is his cut–despite the alterations. "This cut of the movie is my cut. There's no sort of parallel universe version of the movie, the released movie is my cut," the director said in August 2016. "That's one of the toughest things about writing, shooting, and directing a film, is you end up with these orphans and you f***ing love them and you think they'd be amazing scenes and do these amazing things but the film is a dictatorship, not a democracy, and just because something's cool and charismatic doesn't mean it gets to survive in the final cut. The flow of the movie is the highest master."

In the end, Suicide Squad floundered with critics but was an enormous success at the box office, raking in enough cash to give Warner Bros. the confidence to greenlight a sequel, which The Accountant helmer Gavin O'Connor will write and direct.