Jai Courtney is returning to the role of Captain Boomerang in The Suicide Squad, but will he continue to be the scoundrel we met in the first film? Sure seems that way.
Courtney spoke with Coming Soon in support of his upcoming film, Honest Thief, but there was some time for discussion of The Suicide Squad. Anytime a film series changes directors, you may have returning cast not be as comfortable, but it seems everyone was okay with it. “Probably because there was so much that had been established already and I think James [Gunn] knew that coming in, even though he’s doing his own thing with the film,” said Courtney. “I don’t feel like anyone felt the need to abandon what we had kind of already established, but he’s definitely the same guy, he’s not a dramatically different Boomerang. It’s just that the backdrop is a little different and there’s a whole bunch more people, so it’s going to have its own feeling and flavor about it, but people are going to have just as much fun with it and we had a great time making it.”
Courtney went on to assure the interviewer that “Captain Boomerang will ever learn how to play nice with others” and that is certainly a “part of his charm,” but it also makes him a “liability” for the team.
“It would have changed if it was the same group of people, same filmmaker or same outfits carrying on,” Courtney added. “I’ve made movies like this before where you go back and do a sequel, for instance when we did Divergent, the rule book is different, the narrative changes, everyone’s in a different part of their lives and all of that influences your experience in production. I don’t think anyone was disappointed or more excited, they kind of know that the dynamic was going to be a bit different with the crew no matter the case, but I got to meet some amazing talent that I hadn’t worked before and there are so many people in this that just kill it and do an absolutely fantastic job and have a lot of fun. It’s cool, I’m pumped for it and I hope it’s a huge success.”
The Suicide Squad is due to hit theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.
SOURCE: Coming Soon