Suicide Squad is shaping up to be one of the most highly-anticipated superhero movies of the year, arriving in theaters August 5. Fans will get another glimpse at footage from the movie tonight during the MTV Movie Awards, but today we have new details from one of the movie's stars, Jai Courtney, who plays Captain Boomerang. During an interview with Collider, the actor was asked to describe director David Ayer with one word, which may surprise you.
"Psychotic. He is the man. He's one of the greats. I think he has an amazing future ahead of him, and I hope we get to work together again. I have nothing but admiration for him, and small amounts of fear. That about sums it up. He loves that attention to detail, and he's not interested in comfort. Nothing is about making anything easy for anyone. And that's not about making it hard, it's just that when you're off center, it creates a space for wonderful things to happen. That's the world he likes to play in, and I think that's very exciting."
The all-star ensemble cast for Suicide Squad includes Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Karen Fukuhara (Katana) Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), and Jay Hernandez (El Diablo). Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru for DC Comics in 1959, the Suicide Squad follows a group of super villains tasked by the U.S. Government to pull off a secret mission. The catch is that is will be nearly impossible, and most of them, if not all, will return in body bags. If they make it out alive, they will be rewarded their freedom. Here's what Jai Courtney had to say about the camaraderie on the set.
"What was most surprising was the camaraderie on set. It's easy to imagine, on a film of that scale with a cast of that scale, you wouldn't find the family that we did in each other. That was really awesome. You can't predict those things. You can't fashion it out of something else. Sometimes it works great, others not. It really was a familial experience for all of us, which was really cool, man."
Producer Charles Roven confirmed last week that Suicide Squad will not be R-rated, but given the rumors that the studio wants a "lighter" movie, it's possible they could be trying to replicate the tone of Deadpool, without going as far as pushing for an R rating. Jai Courtney recently confirmed that Suicide Squad reshoots are currently under way, and he had this to say about the tone the movie is trying to set.
"The boundaries we're pushing within that genre. It's so hard to talk about without saying anything, and as you know, I can't say anything. I think people can see from the material that is out there that there is something new and exciting that they haven't seen within this realm that Suicide Squad will offer. We're all just pumped to share that with the world."
Suicide Squad started shooting this past April in Toronto, with production wrapping in August, just a few weeks after director David Ayer showcased the first trailer at Comic Con. We still have a few months left until this highly-anticipated adventure hits theaters, but Suicide Squad could very well be Warner Bros. next big hit at the box office. What do you think about these new Suicide Squad details?