Director Zack Snyder and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice got slammed by critics shortly after its release, but Suicide Squad director David Ayer is standing by his side.
In an interview with Joblo, Ayer was asked what he thought of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and he praised both it and director Zack Snyder.
What was your opinion of Batman v Superman?
I liked it a lot. I love Zack; he is probably the biggest fan of DC Comics. He has an incredible passion in a very specific way, a specific take on it. He’s a smart guy, and I think he heard everybody, he heard them loud and clear, and you grow and you evolve. I thought it was a stunning movie, absolutely stunning. I wish I could get some of those shots in the can. The guy’s an amazing visualist.
Ayer also talked about the pressure that Suicide Squad has on its back now, and went out to praise the new co-head of DC Films, Geoff Johns.
You guys were making this before Batman v Superman came out, and of course that film received very mixed reviews. Do you feel there’s more riding on Suicide Squad based on the reaction to Batman v Superman?
I think the pressure is always to make a good movie, and in this day and age you have to expect the pressure. We kind of started out as the cool little brother, and now there’s definitely a lot of scrutiny, but they’re doing amazing things over there. Geoff Johns really has a handle on where this universe is going. A lot of talented directors, it’s going to be a beautiful thing. I’m pretty confident, and I’m proud to be one of the ships in this big fleet that’s coming at the world.
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