David Ayer Debunks Jason Todd is Joker Theory

David Ayer Debunks Jason Todd is Joker Theory

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Prior to the release of Batman v Superman, fan theories ran rampant with thoughts of Jason Todd being the Joker. It was an interesting theory, to say the least. Instead of avenging his cruel treatment by becoming the Red Hood, he would kill Joker, grow insane and go straight villain. Some fans liked the idea, many did not. Either way, Warner Bros. and DC have remained mum on the subject.

Suicide Squad director David Ayer is speaking out, though. Ayer has prided the film on having all of its surprises intact. Of course, that only ups the rumor count. When asked what was the craziest theory he’s come across, he answered: “Jason Todd being the Joker. It ain’t the case, he’s not.”

So there it is, from the man who wrote the script and directed the film. Besides, Jason Todd’s role in the DCEU was, inadvertently, set in stone not long after BvS‘ release. However, here’s to hoping there’s still room for the Bat-family’s favorite rebel, Red Hood.

“It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”

Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5.

Source via Heroic Hollywood


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