When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released to a lukewarm reception, the worriment of DC fans were exacerbated when reports emerged suggesting that Warner Bros has ordered reshoots on Suicide Squad.
The rumours purported that the studio wanted to inject more humour into the adaptation’s dark tone, particularly after the criticisms levelled at Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman for being too gritty and joyless.
However, cast member Jai Courtney – who plays Captain Boomerang – says that those reports are wrong: “I think there’s plenty of [humor] in it,” he told Entertainment Tonight when asked about the reshoots.
“I wouldn’t say we’re going back to make it funnier, there’s some additional action stuff that we’ve been doing, which is pretty dope. Really we’re just kind of adding in that sense.”
Suicide Squad is directed by David Ayer (End of Watch) and features Courtney alongside Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as Joker, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and more. The DC film centers on a group of incarcerated supervillains granted leniency upon execution of a suicide mission for the government.
Synopsis: It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
The film is scheduled for release on Aug. 5.