“Suicide Squad” director David Ayer claims that there is no “Joker cut” of the movie. Warner Bros.

Some fans were a little disappointed with the “Suicide Squad” home release. After all, there had been rumors for months that many scenes featuring the Joker had been cut, and it supposedly would’ve been an entirely different movie if they left the scenes in. Director David Ayer addressed the rumors in a note on Facebook, and it seems he wishes there was some truth to them.

Ayer was replying to a fan who praised “Suicide Squad.” The film, which featured DC Comics villains teaming up to save the world, was critically panned, and Ayer admitted that he can see the flaws in the film. He even wishes he could go back and change some things.

“Wish I had a time machine,” Ayer wrote. “I’d make Joker the main villain and engineer a more grounded story.”

However, many fans were under the impression that the Joker was at least more of a main character in an original cut of the film. During the press tour for “Suicide Squad,” Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie warned audiences that there was plenty of cut material. “Some of the stuff we shot is insane,” Robbie told Tipsy Talk. “They are flashbacks, and they’re meant to be snippets, but I think when we were filming maybe we got too engrossed into flashback…Yeah, so there’s a lot, but it didn’t make sense to confuse the current and present storyline to incorporate all of that.”

When the DVD/Blu-ray was released in November, an extended edition left many customers disappointed. The extra 13 minutes of footage didn’t have nearly as many scenes with Jared Leto’s villain as expected. Some perceptive viewers even noticed which scenes were included in promos and behind the scenes footage that didn’t make extended edition. Still, Ayer insists that there is no so-called “Joker cut” hidden away.

“And no, there isn’t a secret edit of the film with a bunch of Joker scenes hidden in a salt mine somewhere,” he concluded.

It looks like fans of Leto’s Joker will have to wait for a sequel. With Warner Bros.’ extensive DC movie schedule, it seems likely that he’ll show up in the future.