The Suicide Squad’s Jai Courtney Teases The Movie’s R-Rated Violence

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The DC Extended Universe’s last installment was Wonder Woman 1984, so fans can’t wait to dive back in with James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. The highly anticipated blockbuster will arrive in a matter of weeks, and will feature a handful of returning characters from David Ayer’s 2017 original. This includes Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang, with the actor recently teasing the R-rated violence that’s coming to theaters.

Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang was part of the original Task Force X, chewing the scenery throughout the course of Daivd Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Fans were thrilled to see him returning in James Gunn’s upcoming DC debut, and it sounds like his boomerangs might be more deadly this time around. Courtney spoke about the upcoming movie’s contents, saying;

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.

Color me intrigued. It sounds like James Gunn and company really earned the R-rating for The Suicide Squad. Luckily for the fans, it won’t be long before we can see all the grisly battle sequences ourselves, balanced with real heart. Is it August yet?

Jai Courtney’s comments to Variety is sure to make the final wait for The Suicide Squad all the more painful. Everyone involved in the project has praised James Gunn’s unique vision, and the Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker has been open about how Warner Bros. let him have creative freedom. And that includes the way he handles violence.

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James Gunn is a filmmaker who is known for putting his perspective into film projects. Everything from his taste in music, dance moves, and sense of humor have been used in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. And considering how much Gunn loves the characters of The Suicide Squad, the sky’s the limit regarding his vision. Literally, because the villain is a giant kaiju named Starro.

The original Suicide Squad was rated PG-13, so the violence was pretty tame throughout its runtime. But James Gunn won’t be held down by this, and his past in the horror genre should result in some wild, bloody kills. Gunn has been open about how there will be plenty of character deaths, with the movie’s massive cast providing plenty of meat shields for the more important characters.

The Suicide Squad will arrive in theaters on August 6th. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.