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.