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Like a Boomerang, Jai Courtney Is Coming Back Around for The Suicide Squad

Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang.
Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang.
Image: Warner Bros.

One of DC’s most delightful D-List villains is coming right back around the bend for The Suicide Squad.

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According to Business Insider, Jai Courtney, who played Captain Boomerang in Suicide Squad in 2016, will be reprising his role in James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad. Which means that at least two characters, Boomerang and Deadshot (this time played by Idris Elba), will be returning to the film.

“We’re getting ready to shoot in a few months’ time,” Courtney told Business Insider. “There’s not much else I can reveal about it, but, yeah, you’ll be seeing Boomerang back for sure.”

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The Suicide Squad is Warner Bros’ attempt to reboot the franchise after the very mixed reception of the first Suicide Squad film directed by David Ayer. This one is directed by James Gunn, who will be helming this film before moving onto his newly reinstated post directing the next Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Suicide Squad is coming to theaters August 6, 2021. No word yet on if the pink unicorn is returning.


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DISCUSSION

When I first saw Jai Courtney in the first season of Spartacus, I thought “man, this guy is going to be a superstar!”. And then he wasn’t. He joined a lot of projects that, on paper, should have made him the flavor of the year, but those tanked horribly (Die Hard 18: We Should’ve Stopped at Three comes to mind).

But he was really surprising in Suicide Squad. Courtney, Will Smith, and Margot Robbie were perfect in their roles and the best parts of an almost unwatchable movie.  I’m glad he’s coming back for the sequel.