The Joker is notorious for his unpredictability, but even the green-haired prankster couldn’t pull off this outrageous fan theory emanating from last spring’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Ever since fans noticed former Batman sidekick Jason Todd’s mangled suit in Wayne Manor during Dawn of Justice, they’ve speculated that Todd, a.k.a. the second Robin, didn’t die at the hands of The Joker, but that he actually became the renowned menace of Gotham City.
Since bullet holes in Todd’s suit seemed to correlate with scars found on The Joker’s shoulders, the rumor continued to persist. But during a recent interview with Miami’s WSVN-TV, Suicide Squad writer and director David Ayer set the record straight when he was asked to reveal the most ridiculous rumor he’s heard about the film.
“That the Joker is Jason Todd,” Ayer told Miami’s WSVN-TV. “It ain’t the case. He’s not.”
The fact that this rumor continues to gain traction surely makes the Clown Prince of Gotham giddy with delight.
The writer/director also once again quashed the persistent rumor that production had to go back and reshoot some scenes in order to add more humor to the film, a phenomenon the interviewer referred to as the “Deadpool effect.”
“I don’t think you can do that,” Ayer continued. “It’s like what, you have a scene and all of a sudden dudes are crackin’ jokes, and then you’re back in the old scene? It doesn’t work like that. The movie was always funny. The movie was always a lot of fun, and the studio just gave me more resources to make it even better.”
(H/T MTV News)
Also starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Cara Delevingne, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Suicide Squad opens nationwide on August 5.