‘Suicide Squad’s Jai Courtney Addresses David Ayer’s “Psychotic” Talent

By April 9, 2016

There’s been a lot of noise made about the different antics and extents to which the cast of Suicide Squad were willing to go on set and during filming of the highly-anticipated DC project, and while the jury’s still out on whether or not the film will succeed in its edginess, it’s clear that at the very least, it’s certainly had some of the most interesting news stories published about it up until this point.

With reshoots currently underway on the film as well, which are said to give the film a lighter and more comedic tone, similar to what was shown in the movie’s second, but apparently deceptive trailer – one of the film’s key cast members has shared new details behind what it was like making the movie, and more importantly, just how crazy of a filmmaker director David Ayer actually is.

While recently speaking with Collider, Captain Boomerang himself, Jai Courtney, talked briefly about what it was like shooting the film and the bonds that were created between the cast members and creative team:

“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.”

Courtney commented on what fans should look forward to from the film as well, teasing its unique tone and genre-bending style:

“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.”

As for director David Ayer? Courtney shared the one word he’d use to describe the veteran filmmaker:

“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.”

Yeah, this seems about right. Ayer has been on the receiving end of quite a lot of praise from the film’s cast members over the past few months, and even more than that, the director has gone on to heap praise upon not only Jared Leto’s Joker performance, but the opportunity and film in general as well. For a while, Courtney was the one cast member in the film that I was not excited to see too, but after the last trailer and Boomerang’s zany vibes, I’m just excited to see how his crazy manages to stand out from the rest.

Suicide Squad will hit theatres on August 5th.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    But will it still have the Edge after all the re-shoots are edited in?