Most would agree that David Ayer’s Suicide Squad was an epic failure. (Honestly, it’s rather unfair to even call it a David Ayer film considering how much the studio meddled with the product). Despite its shortcomings, though, I think most would also agree that the casting was brilliant for the most part, which is why in a highly unorthodox move, Warner Bros/DC is rebooting Suicide Squad while maintaining some of the original cast members, who will be returning as their established characters.
One of them is Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. In an interview with Comicbook.com, Jai Courtney discussed if the shift was going to be weird, as well as what we can expect from a James Gunn — yes, the talented Guardians of the Galaxy helmer will be directing The Suicide Squad — rendition. He said:
“I don’t think it’s going to be weird. 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. 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 [Ayer], 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.”
Director James Gunn previously mentioned that he will be drawing heavily from the John Ostrander run of the Suicide Squad comics.
“I have been an enormous fan of [Suicide Squad] in all its [DC Comics] incarnations – but to me there will always be something special about the [John Ostrander] run. Black ops military tales with disposable, often forgotten super villains?! Pure perfection.”
The Suicide Squad is set to hit the big screens on 6 August 2021.