Fresh off the debut of a new trailer for Suicide Squad, director David Ayer hit Twitter early Monday morning to comment on the reports that his film was undergoing reshoots to add more humor to the mix.
“[Suicide Squad] ‘reshoots for humor’ is silly,” Ayer wrote. “When a studio loves your movie and asks what else you want, go for it!” The director added two hashtags to his tweet: #ThanksWB and #moreaction.
Last month, BirthMoviesDeath reported that reshoots on Suicide Squad were happening in an effort to add “more humor and lightness to the film.”
In response to the reports, Suicide Squad star Jai Courtney said he thought there was a healthy amount of comedy in the finished product, and that the extra scenes were to beef up the action.
“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 pretty dope,” Courtney told Entertainment Tonight last week. “Really we’re just kind of adding in that sense.”
Set for release on Aug. 5, Suicide Squad is the next film in the DC Comics movie universe, following the March debut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Cara Delevigne, Viola Davis, and many more are in the cast of Ayer’s superhero adventure, which focuses on a group of villains who team up to stop a greater evil.
Check out the new trailer, which debuted during Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards, below.