With the release of THE SUICIDE SQUAD just around the corner, I’d say most of us are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to check out exactly what James Gunn has in store for us, especially as the first reactions to the film are teasing that it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Our own JimmyO has seen The Suicide Squad already and called it “weird and wonderful” with “laughs aplenty and some of the most outrageous and original visuals you’re likely to see in the cinema this year!” That sentiment seems to be mirrored by Jai Courtney, who reprises his role of Captain Boomerang in the sequel.
While speaking with Variety at the premiere of his action-thriller Jolt with Kate Beckinsale, Jai Courtney was filled with praise for what James Gunn was able to do with The Suicide Squad.
It’s crazy, dude. It’s so bizarre. James Gunn is an evil genius in a way and the movie is really something that is representative of what he is capable of. He really pushed the boundaries. He was basically given the keys and told, ‘Do whatever the fuck you want,’ and he did. It’s definitely very violent but it’s also really silly and funny and has immense core and heart to it.
Although The Suicide Squad will be available in theaters and streaming on HBO Max, Jai Courtney really hopes that people will see it in theaters as it’s “really designed to be a spectacle and viewed in that way. There’s nothing more earning of that right than something like Suicide Squad.“
The official synopsis for The Suicide Squad:
Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.
The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 5, 2021 and start streaming on HBO Max the following day. The Peacemaker TV series will debut on HBO Max in January 2022.