Joel Kinnaman talks the tone of The Suicide Squad

When you think of the Suicide Squad comics, “comedy” is more than likely not a word that pops into your head. It seems, however, that we can expect quite a few laughs from James Gunn’s take on the property.

Speaking with Variety’s The Big Ticket podcast, Kinnaman discussed a wide-range of topics, but shared some insight into working with James Gunn and the tone of the Suicide Squad script. “He’s an incredible guy,” said Kinnaman. “He’s written a fantastic script. It’s so funny…I feel like I’m shooting my first comedy. There are a lot of really funny people there. It’s like a learning experience. I’m around a lot of incredible funny people.”

The Suicide Squad wasn’t the only DC property Kinnaman discussed. Variety asked him to share thoughts on Joker following James Gunn posting a photo of the cast seeing the film. Kinnaman said, “Joaquin [Phoenix] just crushed it. Wow. He is incredible. He’s such an actor.” He went on to add, “It’s surprising to see that kind of a performance in something that has a DC wrapper on it, because that’s a real art film. And I have a sister who’s schizophrenic, and I’ve drawn on some of her behavioral things in things that I’ve done earlier, and, yeah, I was really struck by how accurate his [performance was].”

Filming recently began on The Suicide Squad, and it will hit theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.


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SOURCE: Variety