Jai Courtney on James Gunn’s ‘Different’ Take for The Suicide Squad
We’ll have to wait almost two years to see James Gunn’s take on the sequel/reboot of Suicide Squad, but there is already a lot of hype surrounding this project. In a recent interview with ComicBook, star Jai Courtney said that James Gunn’s movie will be “tonally different” from Davie Ayer’s take.
“It’s kind of funny that we’re getting it up to go again and there’s a bunch of new people and a bunch of old people, too,” Courtney said. “It’s going to be different, for sure, but I think everyone’s welcoming that challenge and welcoming the new energy in. I loved David, I loved working with David, I’d work with David again in a heartbeat. But Gunn, too, is quite prolific and really, obviously, does know what he’s doing. I’m excited to see what he brings to it. It’s going to be tonally different but very cool as well. The world has evolved from where we were at at that point; he’s going to have his own take on it, and it’s going to be great.”
Jai Courtney will reprise his role of Captain Boomerang from David Ayer’s original Suicide Squad in 2016, together with Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis, who played Rick Flag and Amanda Waller respectively. Margot Robbie will also return as Harley Quinn in the upcoming sequel/reboot.
James Gunn’s Suicide Squad cast also includes Idris Elba, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, Pete Davidson, Flula Borg, Nathan Fillion, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Steve Agee, and Taika Waititi. Gunn also recruited his brother, Sean Gunn, for a role. Other new additions include Joaquín Cosío, Mayling Ng, Juan Diego Botto, Alice Braga, Tinashe Kajese, Julio Ruiz, and Gunn’s girlfriend Jennifer Holland.
Suicide Squad arrives in theaters on August 6, 2021.