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Jai Courtney's Latest Remarks About The Suicide Squad Will Get You Hyped

As we inch ever closer to the August 6 release of "The Suicide Squad" — based on the DC Comics team of the same name — in both theaters and on HBO Max, fans are getting more and more excited about what might happen next to everyone's favorite team of villains turned... well, maybe not heroes, but something like that. There are already rumors about director James Gunn potentially killing off many of the film's major characters (as he tends to do), and so DC fans have been playing a guessing game regarding which potential characters who might bite the proverbial bullet.

There's plenty of new (but important faces) joining Task Force X, including Bloodpsort (Idris Elba), King Shark (Sylvester Stallone), and Peacemaker (John Cena), but there are returning faces, as well. And in addition to the obvious ones like Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and team leader Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), there is also the man, the myth, the legend that is Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney).

Last we saw Captain Boomerang's face was on a mug shot in "Birds of Prey," so one assumes he's been captured once again — otherwise he probably wouldn't be back on a literal suicide squad! And Jai Courtney himself is out in the world getting people excited for both "The Suicide Squad" and Captain Boomerang's return, with a recent interview planting seeds for the manic lunacy that's ahead.

Why Jai Courtney thinks James Gunn is an evil genius

If you've seen either of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies, the "Dawn of the Dead" remake, or the zombie slug movie "Slither," you know that James Gunn is capable of delivering the type of off-the-wall (yet heartfelt) weirdness that no one else can do. And Jai Courtney is adamant that Gunn is set to deliver on a scale even he's not achieved prior.

"It's crazy, dude," Courtney said in an interview with Variety. "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 $%^# you want,' and he did."

And while "Guardians of the Galaxy" has its own intensity, obviously "The Suicide Squad" invites a little more intensity — and blood. "It's definitely very violent but it's also really silly and funny and has immense core and heart to it," says Courtney. So while this might be a gorier entry than Gunn's usual Marvel fare, it seems poised to tug just as hard on the heartstrings ... particularly when characters are inevitably killed off. 

Will Captain Boomerang survive his newest big screen outing? We'll find out soon, because "The Suicide Squad" is in theaters and on HBO Max beginning August 6.