Jai Courtney cringed when he got cast as Captain Boomerang in ‘Suicide Squad’

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In a recent interview with Spotlight Report, Jai Courtney explained that he signed onto Suicide Squad without even reading the script. Because of that, he “cringed” when he learned he’d be playing a character named Captain Boomerang. Check out the full story below.

I have to ask you about Suicide Squad. I know that you mightn’t be able to talk much about it, but how do you feel about and how did you get the part of Captain Boomerang?

Jai: It’s really great, man. I’m really excited about it. The vibe on set’s fantastic. We’ve really found a sort of a family atmosphere out there. The cast are fantastic. And I’m working with some wonderful actors and David Ayer’s someone who… I mean, he was the real draw card for me. I hadn’t read a script at all when I signed on. We’d met on a couple of occasions and we’d spoken. And, to be honest, when he told me that the role of Captain Boomerang was what he was thinking, I kind of cringed. ‘Cause I wasn’t a comic book kid. I wasn’t familiar with the DC universe and the history of that’. So I knew nothing about it. And I was, like, ‘Oh, god, Captain Boomerang…Really?…I really don’t know how Australians will react to this.’ (laughs)

And It’s funny, ‘cause something like that you want to do right. And it’s been interesting finding the balance. But he’s the perfect guy to have on your side, because you look at some of the comic books and some of the old sixties stuff is so hammy, you know, and kind of camp. But, get a guy like David Ayer at the helm of a thing like this and it really gets kind of dark and gritty, and, you know, awesome. And he’s a stickler for authenticity. So I think what we’re going to create is going to be really, really cool.

Update: Courtney talked more about the role in a new interview with IGN:

SOURCE: Spotlight Report