Suicide Squad director David Ayer has had a Trumpian week. His anti-superhero flick is getting tepid reviews, he seemingly compared himself to Mexican civil rights leader Emiliano Zapata (before clarifying himself), and at Suicide Squad“s world premiere he yelled out, “F–k Marvel” (before apologizing saying he got “caught up in the moment”). Rather than fire back with the only barb necessary, “Box Office,” the Marvel folks are willing to turn the other cheek.
In a response on Twitter, Marvel”s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada wrote, “Hey Marvel faithful I know you”re upset but cut @DavidAyerMovies a break, it was all in good fun. Can”t wait to see SS, best of luck David!”
Also willing to forgive and forget was the man who needs no introduction, Stan Lee. The man behind so much of Marvel wrote on Twitter, “Hey @DavidAyerMovies – Don't feel too bad about dropping the f bomb. It's a compliment of the highest order!” He then added video explaining how it”s not an insult after all.
Suicide Squad, which opens on August 5, is currently tracking at just 29 percent favorable on Rotten Tomatoes, in line with DC”s recent outing, Batman v. Superman. That film garnered just 27 percent favorable on the site, but that didn”t seem to stop a lot of people from seeing it as it grossed nearly $900 million worldwide.