Courtney Talks “Squad” Criticism, Marvel vs. DC

“Suicide Squad” star Jai Courtney has reflected back on his time on the film and the negative critical response to the movie while speaking with MTV’s Josh Horowitz on his Happy Sad Confused podcast (via Batman News).

Asked whether or not he was surprised by the negative response to the movie from not just critics but some fans as well, Courtney says he stops listening if things get ‘too noisy’ and has every intention of returning for the follow-up:

“How do you please everyone? And I don’t think Suicide Squad ever intended to… So no one’s setting out to upset the fan base, certainly not a fan base that can be as loyal as this kind of crowd can. But I don’t know how you can push the envelope or try and protect something [without taking risks]… I know what I like in a movie, and it’s not the same thing as my twelve-year-old niece… It’s a challenge, and David [Ayer] did an incredible job, and I sure as hell hope we get to make another one with him.”

Courtney also weighed in on the Marvel vs. DC argument and the differences with the approaches of the two companies:

“They’ve had the time to let that s–t marinate. Everything’s established now, we don’t have to figure out who anyone is. It’s like ‘Cool. Get them all together and let’s have a f–king orgy and make a billion dollars.'”

Asked about the rumor that he might reprise the role of Captain Boomerang in “The Flash” standalone film, he says: “I like that rumor. I like that a lot.” That film is slated to begin production in the next few months.