‘Suicide Squad’ Director Sets The Record Straight On Reshoot Rumors

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Suicide Squad director David Ayer wants to set the record straight about the recent rash of rumors regarding reshoots on his upcoming superhero film.

Led by an all-star cast that features Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Viola Davis, Suicide Squad focuses on a secret government agency that recruits imprisoned super-villains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

With comic book favorites like Deadshot, The Joker, and Harley Quinn teaming up, viewers know to expect the unexpected, but when rumors began circulating that Suicide Squad reshoots were happening to add more “humor and lightness” to the film, Ayer took to Twitter to clarify that the only thing they’re adding is more action.

“#SuicideSquad ‘reshoots for humor’ is silly,” the director tweeted. “When a studio loves your movie and asks what else you want, go for it! #ThanksWB #moreaction.”

Ayer’s sentiments were echoed by Suicide Squad actor Jai Courtney, who recently told Entertainment Tonight that the film already contains “plenty of humor.”

“I think there’s plenty of [humor] in it,” Courtney said. “I wouldn’t say we’re going back to make it funnier. There’s some additional action stuff that we’ve been doing, which is pretty dope. Really we’re just kind of adding in that sense.”

If you’ve had an opportunity to peep the latest Suicide Squad trailer, you’ll agree that the film doesn’t look like it’s lacking in the action or comedy departments.

(H/T Entertainment Weekly)

Suicide Squad arrives in theaters on August 5th.