James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad has a lot of fans excited, even if the marketing has been a bit confusing. DC and Warner Bros. are trying to tell everyone that this is sort of a reboot but it will also have stars from David Ayer’s Suicide Squad like Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Viola Davis' Amanda Waller, and Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang. Courtney, who was actually pretty good in Suicide Squad, talked up Gunn’s vision for the DC anti-heroes in a recent interview.
Speaking with Variety, Jai Courtney feels that the movie James Gunn is making has a “different flavor” to the 2016 film he starred in. Courtney pointed out that the movie has new characters and Gunn himself takes a different approach when compared to Ayer, even saying that he takes a lot from DC’s Suicide Squad lore. We personally can’t wait and are hoping to see more of it.
“I think it’s kind of got a different flavor. There’s a whole bunch of new characters. James Gunn has an approach to things that is uniquely his; he pulls a lot of that into the Suicide Squad world. And I think that it fits really well, and audiences are going to have a lot of fun with it.”
We have a lot of faith in James Gunn and what he can do with a DC franchise like Suicide Squad. The man worked wonders with Guardians of the Galaxy so imagine what he can do with even more obscure characters from DC. Admittedly, a lot of these characters are going to die but that does make it more faithful to the comics John Ostrander popularized.
The Suicide Squad will be coming out in August 2021.