Suicide Squad Director Debunks Long-Running Script Rumor | CBR

A long-believed rumor about Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad was that writer/director David Ayer only took two weeks to pen the script, which he recently claimed is untrue.

A fan brought up the rumor on Twitter and criticized Ayer, saying, “If he is forced to write a film in under 2 weeks, it’s already a sign that it won’t go his way and there will be a lot of meddling. He will get the money for writing and directing it, but he knows it will not end well for the film. He only did it for the money, not passion.” Ayer later responded with, “Script in two weeks is meme garbage.”

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Released in 2016, Suicide Squad featured Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller forming a team called Task Force X, which consisted of gifted villains who were granted temporary release from prison to take part in a deadly mission. The film would later receive a spinoff of sorts, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is currently working on a soft reboot called The Suicide Squad, which will feature the return of several core members of the original team.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Joaquin Cosio, Nathan Fillion, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Idris Elba and Michael Rooker. The film arrives in theaters Aug. 6, 2021.

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Writer/director David Ayer debunked the longstanding rumor that it only took him two weeks to write the script for Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad.

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