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Things We Saw Today: Suicide Squad Director Regrets Joker’s Damaged Tattoo … Well, That’s a Start

Jared Leto and Ike Barinholtz in Suicide Squad (2016)

I am still be haunted by 2016’s Suicide Squad, especially because I just recently had to watch the extended edition version where the Joker negs Harley so hardcore it was cringeworthy to watch. Margot Robbie, you deserved better.

The film’s director, David Ayer, who will not be back for any future Leto/Joker films (of which there seem to be two separate ones happening maybe?) took to Twitter and answered some questions about his film. One user asked if he regretted the “damaged” tattoo across the Joker’s head, a tattoo that was added, according to Ayer, because “it was meant for Batman after he smashed Joker’s teeth for killing Jason Todd, some people found it alienating. Originality and faithfulness to the canon are often at odds. Batman and Joker are my two favorite characters ever.”

Still, he admits it was a step too far. Well, I guess the first step is accepting there is a problem.

(via UPROXX, image: Warner Bros.)

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We made through the Monday!

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