Remember the saying “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you?”
While Suicide Squad is doing well, Warner Brothers has a major issue to deal with.
Recently, an ex-employee released an open letter addressed to Warners’ CEO Kevin Tsujihara. The source of her ire? Suicide Squad. Not to mention, the ways things are being run.
Having seen Suicide Squad, Grace Law writes about her anger at how the studio handles its owned properties. She voices her contempt for the film, which she calls “this train wreck of a movie.”
“Yes, it is unfathomable to me that Warner Bros could mess up a movie starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and The Joker so completely,” Law writes. “But that just had me flummoxed.”
Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman movie does not get off so easily. Law describes the film as “such a mess. People inside are already confirming it’s another mess. It is almost impressive how you keep rewarding the same producers and executives for making the same mistakes, over and over.”
Law goes one step further: “And it’s not just DC movies, it’s your whole slate. Jupiter Ascending. Get Hard. Hot Pursuit. Max. Vacation. Pan. Point Break. Fucking PAN, you jerk. People lost their jobs and you decided Pan was a good idea. You think another Jungle Book is a good idea.”
The letter points to Zack Snyder as contributing to the problem. According to Law: “Is he being punished? Assistants who were doing fantastic work certainly were. People in finance and in marketing and in IT. They had no say in a movie called Batman V Superman only having 8 minutes of Batman fighting Superman in it, that ends because their moms have the same name.”
Keep in mind, this could just be the words of a bitter ex-worker. If true, it may not bode well for the DC Film Universe.