‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Calls Reshoot Rumor ‘Silly’

Comment comes in response to report that Warner Bros. was spending millions to make the summer tentpole funnier

Last Updated: April 11, 2016 @ 9:03 AM

David Ayer is setting the record straight on a “silly” rumor about “Suicide Squad.”

The director of the upcoming Warner Bros. release took to Twitter to shoot down speculation that reshoots were scheduled by the studio to add more humor to what already looks like the funniest DC Comics movie yet.

His tweet echoes the previous statement of actor Jai Courtney, who plays Captain Boomerang in the supervillain adventure.

“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 really dope,” he told Entertainment Tonight last week.

The humor rumor arose from a Birth. Movies. Death. report that Warner Bros. was spending “tens of millions of dollars” on reshoots to inject more jokes into the film after such a positive response to the tone of its first trailer, which was set to the music of Queen.

“Every joke in the movie is in that trailer,” an anonymous source told the site.

“Suicide Squad” hits theaters on Aug. 5.