If you’ve seen either of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies, the “Dawn of the Dead” remake, or the zombie slug movie “Slither,” you know that James Gunn is capable of delivering the type of off-the-wall (yet heartfelt) weirdness that no one else can do. And Jai Courtney is adamant that Gunn is set to deliver on a scale even he’s not achieved prior.
“It’s crazy, dude,” Courtney said in an interview with Variety. “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 $%^# you want,’ and he did.”
And while “Guardians of the Galaxy” has its own intensity, obviously “The Suicide Squad” invites a little more intensity — and blood. “It’s definitely very violent but it’s also really silly and funny and has immense core and heart to it,” says Courtney. So while this might be a gorier entry than Gunn’s usual Marvel fare, it seems poised to tug just as hard on the heartstrings … particularly when characters are inevitably killed off.
Will Captain Boomerang survive his newest big screen outing? We’ll find out soon, because “The Suicide Squad” is in theaters and on HBO Max beginning August 6.