Is The Suicide Squad a sequel to Suicide Squad?

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Director James Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel will take the franchise in a brand new course and gained’t be a strict follow-up, actor Jai Courtney has stated.

The Australian star opened up concerning the vastly anticipated comic-book adaptation throughout a current dialogue with Collider, describing it as a “huge a** film once more”.

Courtney admitted it was good to see the “cool”, “totally different,” and “fascinating” new characters that Gunn had “plucked from the depths of the canon” and put into the brand new movie.

Jai Courtney as Boomerang (Credit score: Warner Bros)

When the dialogue turned to precisely how The Suicide Squad will line-up with David Ayer’s model, the similarly-titled Suicide Squad (no ‘The’), Courtney stated: “It’s not essentially even a strict sequel, is the reality. It’s totally different, man, however persons are gonna have a ball with it. I hope it’s massively profitable.”

Many of the anticipation for The Suicide Squad is due to Gunn’s involvement.

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After making his characteristic movie debut with 2006’s Slither, Gunn shot to prominence together with his work on Guardians Of The Galaxy and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

When Gunn was fired from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 in July 2018, due to offensive jokes he had made on Twitter between 2008 and 2012, Warner Bros shortly signed him up for The Suicide Squad.

Will Smith poses for a selfie with Jay Hernandez, Joel Kinnaman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jai Courtney, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne, Margot Robbie and Karen Fukuhara on the European premiere of Suicide Squad at Odeon Leicester Sq., London, August 3, 2016. (Dave J Hogan/Getty Photos)

Based on Courtney, Gunn’s script is “very humorous”, and delivers “what you’ve come to anticipate from this sort of movie”, whereas additionally releasing up “the course this franchise can take”.

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“It cracked issues open in a means that we now gained’t know what to anticipate from the following time,” he stated. “That’s cool for one thing like Suicide Squad.”

We’ll get to see precisely what Courtney means by that when The Suicide Squad is launched on August 6 subsequent yr.

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