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David Ayer wishes he had made the Joker the main villain of Suicide Squad

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Jan 23, 2017

Despite its solid box-office take, critics are pretty much in agreement that DC’s Suicide Squad was a narrative mess. Now director David Ayer has chimed in, admitting there are a few changes he wishes he could go back and make.

The production problems surrounding this film are the stuff of legend by this point, and Ayer says there's one major change he could make if he stumbled upon a time machine. In a tweet posted in response to a fan, Ayer attached a comment where he says he wishes he could go back and make Jared Leto's Joker the villain of the story instead of Cara Delevingne's Enchantress.

Uh ... is more Jared Leto really what this movie needed?

Here’s his full post:

Considering how random and underutilized Leto's Joker was in this film, Ayer's sentiment makes a lot of sense. The character served no real purpose in the story other than to just be there — and he probably couldn't have been worse than Enchantress dancing around her giant sky butt hole, right? (Right?)

Ayer is apparently sticking around the DC universe, and it's refreshing to see him drop some real talk about the project and how it might've gone differently. Even he knows it's a mess, but Ayer's love for the characters really did shine through in a lot of ways.

What's your take on David Ayer’s comments? Do you think a Joker-centric story would've fixed this thing?