“Suicide Squad” director David Ayer took to Twitter to apologize for saying “f— Marvel” at the world premiere of his DC Comics film on Monday night.
Video from the New York premiere shows Ayer on stage repeating the exclamation from an audience member to cheers from the crowd. However it appears he quickly realized his mistake, tweeting an apology a few hours later.
“Sorry about getting caught up in the moment and saying f— Marvel,” he wrote. “Someone said it. I echoed. Not cool. Respect for my brother filmmakers.”
“Suicide Squad” revolves around a crew of DC Comics supervillains on death row for their crimes, until a secret government agency called Task Force X led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) assigns them black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
“Suicide Squad” hits theaters on August 5.
David Ayer saying "Fuck Marvel" rt to save a life pic.twitter.com/qG6oBpJZmm
— maya (@jokeredleto) August 2, 2016
Sorry about getting caught up in the moment and saying f*ck Marvel. Someone said it. I echoed. Not cool. Respect for my brother filmmakers.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 2, 2016