In the DC Comics, Captain Boomerang is either depicted as clean-shaven, or with massive muttonchops, and the director opted for the latter for his superhero movie. The actor added that, after David Ayer finished trimming his beard, he simply said "It's good" and walked out of the room, with the actor having to maintain this look throughout the production. This amusing anecdote shows how hands-on the filmmaker is with all aspects of his production, even something as seemingly innocuous as a character's facial hair. You can check out the actor's Boomerang beard in the brief video interview clip below, and stay tuned for more on Suicide Squad as production continues. What do you think of Jai Courtney's bearded look?
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Suicide Squad is still shooting in Toronto, although we haven't seen any photos from the set, since production has been moved indoors at Pinewood Studios. While promoting his upcoming sci-fi action thriller Terminator Genisys, Jai Courtney revealed new details about his Suicide Squad character, Captain Boomerang. Here's what he had to say about his time on the set, working with director David Ayer, and how he first reacted to the character when he first got a hold of the script."It's really great, man. I'm really excited about it. The vibe on set's fantastic. We've really found a sort of a family atmosphere out there. The cast are fantastic. And I'm working with some wonderful actors and David Ayer's someone who... I mean, he was the real draw card for me. I hadn't read a script at all when I signed on. We'd met on a couple of occasions and we'd spoken. And, to be honest, when he 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.' And It's funny, 'cause something like that you want to do right. And it's been interesting finding the balance. But he's the perfect guy to have on your side, because you look at some of the comic books and some of the old sixties stuff is so hammy, you know, and kind of camp. But, 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. So I think what we're going to create is going to be really, really cool.
While we've seen plenty of photos from the set, we haven't seen too much of Captain Boomerang, but he was featured in the first full cast photo that debuted after production began. Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5, 2016, just a few months after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice kicks off the sprawling DC Comics movie universe on March 25, 2016. What do you think about Jai Courtney's Suicide Squad update? Chime in with your thoughts below.Read More
Terminator Genisys is shaping up to be one of this summer's biggest blockbusters, with Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to the Terminator franchise as his iconic T-800 cyborg, although much has changed in this version. Much like the original Terminator, military leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to the year 1984 to protect his mother Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), although nothing is quite what he expects. Sarah has actually been raised by an "aging" T-800 cyborg known as The Guardian for several years, as Kyle finds himself with a new mission, to reset the future. Jai Courtney has recently been doing press for The Divergent Series: Insurgent, in theaters tomorrow, and during an interview with Hero Complex, the actor revealed he didn't pay any attention to Michael Biehn's original portrayal of Kyle Reese in The Terminator, because this character has changed quite a bit."To be honest ... I don't pay any attention, really, to how the role has been played before. I might watch [previous works] for a point of reference as far as the world or the style [and] genre of filmmaking, but I [have been] asked if I studied Michael Biehn's performance [as Kyle Reese] in the first Terminator and I'd be crazy to go and do that. It's not going to translate, and I wasn't hired for the job to emulate someone else's performance. It's a standalone film and the character's changed. The writing's changed.
It's not to say we abandoned all the setup. He's still a soldier in John Connor's army fighting the resistance, and he still has the task of saving Sarah Connor, but that's virtually all that links the two. I just can't see it being interesting as a performer nor it being interesting for the audience if I was trying to go in there and just steal things from someone who'd played that role already. I think there's archetypal similarities you'll get with doing a role like that, and you can pluck influence from other actors or other performances, but it certainly wasn't a concern of mine to try and hit specific things.Read More