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Jai Courtney Claims James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Is Not a Strict Sequel to 2016 ‘Suicide Squad’

Jai Courtney’s exciting comments about The Suicide Squad align with the earlier praise from his co-stars about the film. The consistent expression of excitement and hype about James Gunn’s vision should dial up the hype for The Suicide Squad even further.

While speaking with Collider, Captain Boomerang actor Jai Courtney shared interesting tidbits about 2021’s The Suicide Squad. The Honest Thief actor admitted that the James Gunn-directed film is “not necessarily even a strict sequel” while also revealing that “it cracked things open” for the future of the franchise:

“It’s a big-ass movie again, as was the first. It’s cool to see a bunch of new characters and characters [Gunn has] plucked from the depths of the canon, which is cool and just kind of different and interesting. James like creatures and monsters and things as well. I felt like there was an injection of that kind of stuff with this take on it. It’s very funny. It’s what you’ve come to expect from this kind of film. People are going to have a great time with it. it’s sad to see some of my castmates not involved, but I’m so thrilled to welcome a whole bunch more in.And I think it frees up the direction in which this franchise can take. It cracked things open in a way that we now won’t know what to expect from the next time. That’s cool for something like Suicide Squad. It’s not necessarily even a strict sequel, is the truth. It’s different, man, but people are gonna’ have a ball with it. I hope it’s massively successful.”

It’s important to note that Jai Courtney was one of the holdovers from the 2016 film, and his note about The Suicide Squad not being a strict sequel should pose intrigue. Ever since it was announced that Gunn will helm the DCEU film, the big question from fans has been whether or not the upcoming installment is a reboot or a sequel.

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