Suicide Squad Director Explains Reduced Role for Squad Member


During a recent visit on the Empire podcast, Suicide Squad writer and director David Ayer discussed the role of Slipknot in the film, played by Adam Beach. When asked if Slipknot was given more of a backstory, Ayer commented, “Yeah we shot one, but after a point it became overloaded. So you have to cull and pick and choose your battles, and Slipknot gets his head blown off pretty quick.”

He added: “I made a commitment early on not to try and create some kind of misdirect. Because when you have that many characters every frame of real estate is priceless, and I didn’t want to invest in that real estate to create some misdirect because after opening night everyone knows he dies anyway.”