Exclusive: Jai Courtney teases team dynamic in The Suicide Squad
While communicating with the 34-year-old star for his villainous submit the Liam Neeson-led action thriller Honest Thief, ComingSoon.net got the chance to speak to Jai Courtney concerning the highly-anticipated The Suicide Squad and discuss the brand new team dynamic in the James Gunn written-and-directed action pic!
Despite getting the Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker dominate the reins from original writer/director David Ayer (The Tax Collector), Courtney notes there wasn’t a lot of another mindset getting into his return because the infamous Flash villain.
“Probably because there is so much that were established already and I believe James knew that to arrive, though he’s doing their own thing with the film even,” Courtney explained. “I don’t feel just like anyone felt the necessity to abandon what we’d sort of already established, but he’s exactly the same guy definitely, he’s not just a different Boomerang dramatically. It’s that the backdrop is really a little different and there’s a big pile more folks, so it’s likely to have its feeling and flavor about any of it, but folks are likely to have as much fun with it and we’d an enjoyable experience rendering it.”
While joking he doesn’t believe “Captain Boomerang will ever learn to play nice with others” and which makes up for “section of his charm” and his status as a “liability” for the team, Courtney does express that you will see a fresh team dynamic getting into the soft reboot-quel, but stating it’s a “natural” thing for continuing franchises.
“It could have changed if it had been the same group, same filmmaker or same outfits carrying on,” Courtney described. “I’ve made movies such as this before where you go and execute a sequel back, for instance whenever we did Divergent, the rule book differs, the narrative changes, everyone’s in another section of their lives and all that influences your experience in production. I don’t think anyone was disappointed or even more excited, they sort of understand that the dynamic would be considered a bit different with the crew regardless of the case, but I got eventually to meet some amazing talent that I hadn’t worked before and you can find more and more people in this that just kill it and do a truly fantastic job and also have lots of fun. It’s cool, I’m pumped for this and I am hoping it’s an enormous success.”
cast includes: John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Joel Kinnaman, Maylin Ng, Flula Borg, Juan Deigo Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Brage, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, and Margot Robbie.
As we know already, Davis, Robbie, Courtney, and Kinnaman shall all play exactly the same roles that they had in the 2016 film, reprising as Amanda Waller, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and Rick Flag, respectively. Michael Rooker shall play Savant, Flula Borg shall play Javelin, David Dastmalchian shall play Polka Dot Man, Daniela Melchior shall play Ratcatcher 2, Idris Elba shall play Bloodsport, Mayling NG shall play Mongal, Peter Capaldi shall play Thinker, Alice Braga shall play Solsoria, Pete Davidson shall play Blackguard, Natha Fillion shall play TDK, Sean Gunn shall play Weasel, John Cena shall play Peace Maker and Steve Agee will play King Shark.
The movie is directed and compiled by Gunn. Charles Peter and Roven Safran will serve as producers. Nik Korda is executive producing the movie.
The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 6, 2021 while Honest Thief is set going to theaters on October 16!