Joel Kinnaman talks the tone of The Suicide Squad

Is The Suicide Squad a sequel or a reboot? It seems that even the cast isn’t quite sure how to explain it.

In a new interview with The Playlist Podcast, Joel Kinnaman discussed his hopes of one day seeing the “Ayer Cut” of Suicide Squad before moving on to the upcoming James Gunn film. Since the film was originally announced no one has been quite sure if it’s a sequel or a reboot, and it doesn’t appear there is a definitive answer as to what exactly it is.

“With James Gunn, it’s a whole new universe. It’s a completely different thing,” said Kinnaman. “We kinda all just started with a blank slate…It doesn’t feel like we’re doing a sequel in any way. It’s a strange kinda middle ground of a reboot. Something in between there.”

“I don’t think [Gunn] had to compromise one iota of his vision,” Kinnaman added. “He really got to do exactly what he wanted. And it’s definitely going to be the biggest budget R-rated movie that’s ever been made. And it’s heavily R-rated and super silly. It’s really like childish, childish humor and it also finds these profound moments where you get really emotionally moved. And then it’s super violent and then it’s really silly again…Every character is just so ridiculous.”

It sounds as though it’s going to be an interesting ride to say the least.

The Suicide Squad is due to hit theaters and HBO Max on Aug. 6, 2021.