‘Suicide Squad’ Director Apologizes for Saying ‘F— Marvel’ at Premiere

“Not cool” director writes on Twitter

Last Updated: August 2, 2016 @ 9:59 AM

“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.

Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara DelevingneBen Affleck, Joel Kinnaman, Jay Hernandez, Jai Courtney and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje also star.

“Suicide Squad” hits theaters on August 5.

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