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‘Hardest job in Hollywood’: David Ayer reacts to fan accusing James Gunn of casting his wife in “every DC project”, [Spoiler] cameo in post-credit scene gets divided reaction

‘Hardest job in Hollywood’: David Ayer reacts to fan accusing James Gunn of casting his wife in “every DC project”, [Spoiler] cameo in post-credit scene gets divided reaction

David Ayer is standing up for James Gunn after a vile accusation by a DC fan that The Suicide Squad director has been casting his wife Jennifer Holland in every DCU project. The Fury filmmaker has been one of the few DCEU directors to throw his support for Gunn’s DC ever since his hiring at WBD. But Ayer Cut fans are hoping the DC Studios chief would also reciprocate by working towards the release of the director’s cut for 2016’s Suicide Squad.

Warning: This article contains major spoilers for Shazam! Fury of the Gods

The first DC Film to release under Gunn‘s supervision, Shazam! Fury of the Gods is unfortunately opening in theaters with a shaky start. With critics bashing it on Rotten Tomatoes, some fans have also shared harsh criticism of the DC Studios CEO for the inclusion of Emilia Harcourt in Shazam 2’s post-credits scene.

James Gunn has lately been targeted with nepotism accusations for not only hiring himself to helm Superman: Legacy but also over rumors that Peacemaker star Jennifer Holland, who happens to be the director’s wife – potentially playing a larger role in the DCU. Though Gunn has remained silent so far on Ben Affleck‘s dismissive comment regarding their plans for the franchise – he addressed a distasteful fan comment stating, “Stop putting your wife in every DC project.”

David Ayer faces backlash from some followers for supporting James Gunn

The DCU chief responded by clarifying that his only choice to cast “my wife in was The Suicide Squad” and said he had no part in her involvement in “any other movie” referring to Black Adam. The director was held up with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 during the decision-making process to include ARGUS agent. But ended his tweet by addressing the toxicity of some fans as just people “deeply in need of reasons to hate”.

The tweet attracted David Ayer’s attention who describe the toxic comment as “those who are committed to taking cheap shots from the Grassy Knoll”. Furthermore, he addressed Gunn’s DC Studios CEO role as the “hardest job in Hollywood”. Even so, Ayer confidently said “you’ll make it look easy and a little fun too.” James also responded back by saying, “You’re the best.”

While some Ayer cut and Snyder stans were surprised to see the 2016’s Suicide Squad filmmaker speak highly of Gunn – the rest took comfort in seeing the two DC Film directors bond with each other.

The criticism surrounding Holland began with her cameo appearance as Harcourt in Black Adam. Eventually, the fandom presumed that live-action characters from The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker would get to transition to the new DCU which includes Gunn’s wife.

Holland’s appearance in Shazam 2 confirms this theory and from the looks of it, her prominence in Gods and Monsters may be on the lines of what Marvel’s Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) or Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is to Nick Fury and the larger MCU. So far, Harcourt’s role in the Shazam 2 ending scene has received mixed reactions, as can be seen in the tweets below.

The scene in question shows Harcourt and John Economos (Steve Agee) meeting Shazam. Besides the Peacemaker actors popping up – Wonder Woman’s teasing encounter with Billy Batson has appeared in WB’s marketing materials for the movie.

Shazam 2 is currently in theaters




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