Suicide Squad director apologises for 'Fuck Marvel' comment

David Ayer made the remarks at the DC film’s New York premiere

Suicide Squad director David Ayer has apologised for remarks he made towards Marvel during the film's New York premiere.

Taking to twitter to apologise, Ayer echoed the "Fuck Marvel" remark made by an audience member during an interview.

“Sorry about getting caught up in the moment,” he wrote on Monday night (August 1) “Someone said it. I echoed. Not cool. Respect for my brother filmmakers.”

Suicide Squad features a rogue's gallery of some iconic DC villains played by major Hollywood actors, including Will Smith as Deadshot, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Leto recently revealed that he spent time scaring passers-by in New York and Toronto in order to perfect the Joker's laugh.

He also reportedly had a dead pig and a black rat delivered to his castmates, and admitted to arranging meetings with convicted psychopaths and "people who had committed horrendous crimes", as well as the doctors and psychiatrists who treated them.

Meanwhile, Margot Robbie has shared new details about her character Harley Quinn and her relationship with The Joker, saying: "She loves causing mayhem and destruction. She's incredibly devoted to The Joker. They have a dysfunctional relationship, but she loves him anyway. She used to be a gymnast - that's her skill set when fighting."

Another recent Suicide Squad trailer has confirmed long-running rumours that Ben Affleck will also appear in the movie as Batman.

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