‘Suicide Squad’ director David Ayer says reported runtime is false

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From the story concept, to the marketing, it’s clear that Suicide Squad is a different kind of superhero movie. But that difference extends to the movie’s runtime as well.

Fandango’s Flixster app has the movie clocked in at 1 hour and 40 minutes. The app for Cinépolis, a Mexican chain of movie theaters, also has that runtime listed. If you set aside about 10 minutes for credits, we’re looking at around 90 minutes of action. That’s considerably shorter than your typical two and half hour superhero blockbuster.

Update: And Suicide Squad director David Ayer appears to have confirmed this news by retweeting it on Twitter.

Update #2: Ayer must have accidentally retweeted this news, because he then replied to the tweet saying it’s not true.