Suicide Squad Boomerang Talk, Set Video

The name Captain Boomerang is frankly ridiculous, a DC Comics villain that looks and sounds like a ridiculous stereotype. With the character making his big screen debut in David Ayer’s upcoming “Suicide Squad” film adaptation, it’s no surprise that Australian actor Jai Courtney was reluctant to play the role at first. The “Terminator Genisys” star tells Spotlight Report:

“I hadn’t read a script at all when I signed on. We’d met on a couple of occasions and we’d spoken. And, to be honest, when he told me that the role of Captain Boomerang was what he was thinking, I kind of cringed. Cause I wasn’t a comic book kid. I wasn’t familiar with the DC universe and the history of that. So I knew nothing about it. And I was, like, ‘Oh, god, Captain Boomerang… Really?… I really don’t know how Australians will react to this.'”

Courtney says he changed his opinion about his role once he learned about Ayer’s approach to the character and how he earns a spot amongst the others:

“It’s funny, ’cause something like that you want to do right. And it’s been interesting finding the balance. But he’s the perfect guy to have on your side, because you look at some of the comic books and some of the old ’60s stuff is so hammy, you know, and kind of camp. But, get a guy like David Ayer at the helm of a thing like this and it really gets kind of dark and gritty, and, you know, awesome. And he’s a stickler for authenticity. So I think what we’re going to create is going to be really, really cool.”

In related news, Will Smith’s Deadshot stunt double has been doing some stunt work in Canada for the movie with video going online of a sequence in which he does a quick abseil down a building.

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