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David Ayer shoots down those Jason Todd/Joker theories

07.26.2016

Suicide Squad Jared Leto Joker Margot Robbie David Ayer

After what has seemed like a long wait, David Ayer's SUICIDE SQUAD will finally hit theaters next week. There's great hope, among both Warner Bros. and fans alike, that the film will set the DC Extended Universe back on track after the lackluster reception that BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE received. The marketing surrounding the film has been a real treat and seems to promise something a little more out of the ordinary than your typical comic-book film.

Most eagerly anticipated genre flicks seem to generate their fair share of fan theories and SUICIDE SQUAD is no exception, the most popular of which points to Jared Leto's Joker secretly being Jason Todd, the incarnation of Robin who was apparently killed sometime prior to the events of BVS. Fans have pointed to circular wounds on Leto's Joker which line up with similar wounds on the Robin outfit Bruce Wayne kept in the Batcave in BVS as well as a tattoo of a bird on the Joker's bicep. SUICIDE SQUAD director David Ayer isn't having it however and recently laid the rumour to rest while speaking with WSVN-TV (via THR).

It ain't the case, he's not.

Unless Ayer is pulling some John Harrison shit on us, which I doubt, that should finally put an end to the Joker is Jason Todd rumours. Ayer also addressed the rumour that the SUICIDE SQUAD reshoots were to make the film "funnier" after the success of DEADPOOL.

I don't think you can do that, you know, 'cause it's like, what, you've got a scene and all of a sudden dudes are cracking 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. The studio just gave me more resources to make it even better.

SUICIDE SQUAD is set to hit theaters on August 5, 2016.

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5:04PM on 07/27/2016
I think Spraragen is right. Ayer should have stayed silent on it either way but it's gotta be tough when these things are brought up in interviews.
I think Spraragen is right. Ayer should have stayed silent on it either way but it's gotta be tough when these things are brought up in interviews.
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1:30PM on 07/27/2016
"it aint the case. he's not."

he's not... what? we need to know the specific question the interviewer asked. because Ayer may just be skirting around the truth like JJ did with Khan.
"it aint the case. he's not."

he's not... what? we need to know the specific question the interviewer asked. because Ayer may just be skirting around the truth like JJ did with Khan.
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9:39AM on 07/27/2016

When they take the time to shoot it down, it probably is true.

Everytime a rumor gets personally shot down like star trek with Cumber-Khan or BloWaltz from Spectre. Dark knight rises had them saying Marion wasn't Talia. Indiana jones Mutt Lebouf. When directors deny the rumors, it'mostly true. It's when they bring no attention at all to the rumors they tend to stay surprises.
Everytime a rumor gets personally shot down like star trek with Cumber-Khan or BloWaltz from Spectre. Dark knight rises had them saying Marion wasn't Talia. Indiana jones Mutt Lebouf. When directors deny the rumors, it'mostly true. It's when they bring no attention at all to the rumors they tend to stay surprises.
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6:22PM on 07/27/2016
sorry pal. The difference between khan, talia and blofeld, is that they were all obvious as shit.! the jason todd/joker rumor is beyond retarded and made up by delusional fanboys like you who can't accept that this joker has tattoos or damaged on his forehead.
sorry pal. The difference between khan, talia and blofeld, is that they were all obvious as shit.! the jason todd/joker rumor is beyond retarded and made up by delusional fanboys like you who can't accept that this joker has tattoos or damaged on his forehead.
3:17AM on 07/27/2016
Doesn't look like it is Ben Affleck playing batman in the film, is he?
Doesn't look like it is Ben Affleck playing batman in the film, is he?
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8:05AM on 07/27/2016
Affleck was spotted on set for Suicide Squad, but obviously the entire car chase was done with his stunt double
Affleck was spotted on set for Suicide Squad, but obviously the entire car chase was done with his stunt double
2:24AM on 07/27/2016

Maybe David Ayer doesn't know and the reveal is for a future movie...

I just feel like there is some solid evidence supporting the Jason Todd - Joker theory. I kind of warmed up to it and now I want it to be true.
I just feel like there is some solid evidence supporting the Jason Todd - Joker theory. I kind of warmed up to it and now I want it to be true.
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9:44AM on 07/27/2016
He is. I posted above how when they actively deny rumors, they usually turn out to be true.
He is. I posted above how when they actively deny rumors, they usually turn out to be true.
6:19PM on 07/27/2016
Sorry Spraragen he isnt.
Sorry Spraragen he isnt.
6:54PM on 07/27/2016
Oh I'm sorry ConMan did you see the movie? Ohh you didn't? So how do you know that he's for sure not Jason Todd?? You must have some good insider information because I'm sure you're not pathetic enough to go around bashing other people's THEORIES for no reason
Oh I'm sorry ConMan did you see the movie? Ohh you didn't? So how do you know that he's for sure not Jason Todd?? You must have some good insider information because I'm sure you're not pathetic enough to go around bashing other people's THEORIES for no reason
2:17AM on 07/28/2016
Hey Bucknasty. I cant answer that question cuz then i'd be violating an NDA ;) make of my comment what you will. :)
Hey Bucknasty. I cant answer that question cuz then i'd be violating an NDA ;) make of my comment what you will. :)
12:00AM on 07/27/2016
I'm hoping that Leto's Joker is the actual Joker in this new DCU.
I'm hoping that Leto's Joker is the actual Joker in this new DCU.
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9:42AM on 07/27/2016
Great actor but shitty joker...
Great actor but shitty joker...
6:19PM on 07/27/2016
oh...good to see you saw the movie Spraragen...how was it? oh shit thats right...you didnt see it.
oh...good to see you saw the movie Spraragen...how was it? oh shit thats right...you didnt see it.
10:46PM on 07/26/2016
What about... he hasn't had the chance to kill the Joker since Jason died. Maybe BvS Batman totally would kill him. Maybe Jared Leto's Joker is actually the Joker...
What about... he hasn't had the chance to kill the Joker since Jason died. Maybe BvS Batman totally would kill him. Maybe Jared Leto's Joker is actually the Joker...
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10:00PM on 07/26/2016

thats massively disappointing

if this is the proper joker. seriously makes no since that this batman who smashed a dude with a create to leave a bloody smear on the wall and shoots up cars knowingly exploding the people in them but would let the joker live.
if they bring him back for another movie i hope they lose all the tattoos and grill and just never mention it. harley has a daddys lil monster tattoo and wears a daddys lil monster tshirt? thats so dumb
if this is the proper joker. seriously makes no since that this batman who smashed a dude with a create to leave a bloody smear on the wall and shoots up cars knowingly exploding the people in them but would let the joker live.
if they bring him back for another movie i hope they lose all the tattoos and grill and just never mention it. harley has a daddys lil monster tattoo and wears a daddys lil monster tshirt? thats so dumb
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12:49AM on 07/27/2016
I suggest maybe waiting to see the story before judgment.
I suggest maybe waiting to see the story before judgment.
2:43PM on 07/27/2016
"seriously makes no since...." Since what? wtf does that mean? "...who smashed a dude with a create to leave a bloody.." Create a what? Create to leave a bloody smear...wtf does that mean? create a bloody smear with what?
"seriously makes no since...." Since what? wtf does that mean? "...who smashed a dude with a create to leave a bloody.." Create a what? Create to leave a bloody smear...wtf does that mean? create a bloody smear with what?
5:35PM on 07/27/2016
sense and crate, i apologize for my poor speleing
sense and crate, i apologize for my poor speleing
8:06PM on 07/26/2016
What about Tim Drake?
What about Tim Drake?
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