Joel Kinnaman Teases James Gunn’s Humor in The Suicide Squad

Last year, Joel Kinnaman became the first cast member from The Suicide Squad to confirm that James Gunn’s upcoming sequel/reboot will be R-rated. Since then, fans have been eager to see how much freedom Gunn was given while working on his first DC project. But according to Kinnaman, they don’t have anything to worry about. While speaking with The Playlist, he teased how Gunn managed to put his own stamp on Task Force X.

“I don’t think [Gunn] had to compromise one iota of his vision,” Kinnaman said. “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.”

The Suicide Squad is expected to reinvent several characters that we previously saw in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad in 2016. But even though Gunn is taking over the franchise, Ayer’s movie isn’t without its defenders. In fact, with Zack Snyder’s Justice League arriving on HBO Max in March, fans have been wondering if an “Ayer Cut” of Suicide Squad can’t be far behind. Ayer himself has been open about the studio interference he encountered during post-production on the film and recently said his version would be “easy” to finish. And when asked about the possibility of Ayer’s cut seeing the light of day, Kinnaman endorsed the idea.

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“You always wanna see the filmmaker’s cut, you know?” added Kinnaman. “It’s always a shame when the filmmaker’s vision doesn’t make it to the cinema. Of course, there’s always going to be compromise. I find it’s the bigger the budget, the bigger the compromise. Usually that’s the case. I’m sure [Ayer’s cut] would be much more interesting. David’s take on the Joker was really interesting and that didn’t really come out in the movie that we saw.”

The Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO Max on August 6.

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