David Ayer is in the spotlight after the release of Suicide Squad – a harsher spotlight than he may have expected. The American director has built a career in Hollywood based on gritty, action-driven movies. Here's a look at where he is now and how he got to helm the DC Comics blockbuster.
After the disappointing results from DC Comics' Batman v Superman earlier this year, the DC universe creators, along with Warner Bros. studios, were pinning their hopes of franchise success on Suicide Squad. That pressure spilled over after the film's release earlier this week in overseas markets and a string of negative reviews.
David Ayer responded to critics on Twitter.