When Warner Bros. decided to do some reshoots on its soon-to-be-released Suicide Squad, numerous media reports said the objective was to inject more humor into the next DC Comics-inspired release. But Jai Courtney, who plays Boomerang in the film, tells Entertainment Tonight that comedy had nothing to do with it. (Watch the video above.)
“I wouldn’t say we’re going back to make it funnier,” he says of the newly shot sequences. “There’s some additional action stuff that we’ve been doing, which is pretty dope. Yeah, really, we’re just kind of adding in that sense.”
When the ET reporter reiterates that she’d read that the new scenes were designed to add more jokes that match the tone of the initial, well-received Suicide Squad trailer, Courtney simply says: “You can’t believe everything you read.”
One of the big complaints about the Suicide Squad precursor Batman v Superman is its tone, which is dark, dour and completely devoid of laughs, a stark contrast to the Marvel movies whose success DC and Warner Bros. are trying to replicate. Courtney may be correct about the dangers of not believing everything one reads. But no matter what the actor says, it’s pretty hard to believe the folks at Warner Bros. aren’t studying the reaction to Batman v Superman, as well as the largely positive response to the recent Deadpool, and drawing some conclusions about what both audiences and critics want to see in their comic book movies.
Watch the ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer: