Jai Courtney Eyes Suicide Squad Sequel With David Ayer, Reflects On Middling Reception
While addressing those scathing reviews directed at Warner Bros.’ anti-hero feature, Jai Courtney (AKA Captain Boomerang) admitted that he remains hopeful a Suicide Squad sequel can get off the ground with David Ayer at the helm.
Dropping by Happy Sad Confused! Podcast (via Batman-News), the likeable Aussie – arguably one of the few redeeming features to be found in Ayer’s pic alongside Margot Robbie and the ever-charismatic Will Smith – levelled on the backlash that started to pour online soon after the review embargo lifted.
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Before expressing a desire to collaborate with David Ayer once more, Courtney began by tackling Suicide Squad‘s stuttering release, asking the question: “How do you please everyone?”
“How do you please everyone? And I don’t think Suicide Squad ever intended to…. So no one’s setting out to upset the fan base, certainly not a fan base that can be as loyal as this kind of crowd can. But I don’t know how you can push the envelope or try and protect something [without taking risks]…..I know what I like in a movie, and it’s not the same thing as my twelve-year-old niece….It’s a challenge, and David [Ayer] did an incredible job, and I sure as hell hope we get to make another one with him.”
Courtney isn’t the first – nor is he likely to be the last – to lobby for a Suicide Squad sequel, and even though the villainous spinoff has stormed to $718 million worldwide, it’s ultimately those big wigs at Warner Bros. that will have final say on the future of Task Force X. For now, fans can at least take solace in the Margot Robbie-fronted Harley Quinn spinoff movie that’s teetering on the edge of production.
Suicide Squad launched into theaters at the beginning of last month, when Warner’s ensemble piece was met with largely negative reviews – including our own. However that may be, do you feel we’ve seen the last of Task Force X?