Last week, Death.Birth.Movies reported that the DC comics/Warner Bros. film, Suicide Squad, was scheduled to have reshoots in order to make the film a bit more humorous. Apparently, this rumor was formed due to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being considered “too dark” by critics. It was assumed that Warner Bros. didn’t want to make the same mistake with their new DC film. However, actor Jai Courtney, who plays Captain Boomerang in the Suicide Squad, has come forward to set the record straight.
Courtney spoke with Entertainment Tonight to explain why the reshoots are happening.
“I think there’s plenty of that [humor] in it. I wouldn’t say we’re going back to make it funnier. There’s some additional action stuff that we’ve been doing which is pretty dope, really we’re just kind of adding in that sense. You can’t believe everything you read.”
Well, there it is. Sometimes Internet rumors can get out of hand. The Suicide Squad should have sufficient enough laughs to satisfy the audience, especially since the comic is already filled with a good amount of levity.
Actor Ike Barinholtz – whose character in the Suicide Squad remains unnamed for unknown reasons — told Zap2it about the type of laughs the audience can expect and from whom.
“Jai Courtney is actually a very funny guy, Margot Robbie is actually funny, so I think there is going to be some moments in that that actually make people laugh”
But the idea that they are filming more action sequences could mean they are filling holes, or overloading the film. In any event, reshoots are more common than many might think. Hopefully, things run smoothly and fans get a film they enjoy.
Jai Courtney is the first actor to bring Captain Boomerang to life on the big screen. Captain Boomerang isn’t necessarily a popular DC villain, but one that movie fans will eventually warm up to. Although Captain Boomerang seems like a good fit for the Australian actor, in an interview with the Spotlight Report, Courtney states he was a bit nervous about accepting the role.
“To be honest, when [David Ayer] told me that the role of Captain Boomerang was what he was thinking, I kind of cringed. ‘Cause I wasn’t a comic book kid. I wasn’t familiar with the DC universe and the history of that’. So I knew nothing about it. And I was, like, ‘Oh, god, Captain Boomerang… Really? I really don’t know how Australians will react to this.”
Cinema Blend states that Courtney decided to finally take the role because of Ayer’s familiarity with the source material. Also, Ayer was able to guide the actor in the right direction to capture the authenticity of Captain Boomerang.
“Get a guy like David Ayer at the helm of a thing like this and it really gets kind of dark and gritty, and, you know, awesome. And he’s a stickler for authenticity.”
Captain Boomerang just might be Jai Courtney’s breakout role. He has starred in a variety of films that include the Divergent series and Terminator Genysis, but the overwhelming consensus is that he is lacking in the talent department. Inverse thinks those roles have been more or less filler, meaning Jai Courtney is cast because no one else is available.
Inverse also notes that in the Suicide Squad trailer, Courtney is more animated that usual. In fact, he seems over the top, which is a good thing. He is loud and all over the place. David Ayer has reimagined Captain Boomerang for a new generation. Maybe this is Jai Courtney’s time to shine. And good for him for speaking out about the Suicide Squad re-shoot rumors. Now, fans know the truth.
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