"Suicide Squad" director David Ayer has a lot riding on his movie. The second in Warner Bros.' extended universe of DC Comics-based films, "Suicide Squad" has to not only show big numbers at the box office, but also deliver for fans who felt betrayed by "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."
In a new interview with Ayer, the "Suicide Squad" helmer discusses the pressure -- or lack thereof -- created by "Batman v Superman," and what he actually thought of the movie.
"I liked it a lot," Ayer said of "Batman v Superman" (via JoBlo). "I love Zack [Snyder]; 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."
For Ayer, he feels the pressure is always on to make a good movie, whether or not it's part of a larger shared universe. He added that Geoff Johns -- who was recently promoted to President & Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment -- has a "handle on where this universe is going."
"I think the pressure is always to make a good movie, and in this day and age you have to expect the pressure," Ayer said. "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."
"Batman v Superman" is currently available for download from digital stores and on Blu-ray/DVD. "Suicide Squad" hits theaters on August 5.