Jai Courtney has revealed that The Suicide Squad will take the franchise in a new direction, thanks to new cast members and a new director.
The Australian actor, who plays Captain Boomerang, told Collider : " It 's the same not necessarily a strict sequel, it's the truth. It's different, man, but people are going to have fun with it. Hope this is a huge success. "
The highly anticipated follow-up may have a confusingly similar name to 2016 Suicide Squad (there's an extra "the " this time), but seems to take the characters on a whole different path.
Courtney added: “CIt's sad to see some of my cast mates not being involved, but I'm so excited to welcome a bunch of more. And I think that frees up the direction in which this franchise can go. It opened things up in a way that we won't know what to expect next time around. Some of these new cast members include Idris Elba in Bloodsport, John Cena in Peacemaker and Pete Davidson as Scoundrel. These aren't all new faces - Margot Robbie will return as Harley Quinn and Viola Davis reprise their roles as Amanda Waller. Meanwhile, James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy takes over from David Ayer , who directed the first film.
"It 's very funny " said Courtney. "This is what you would expect from this kind of film. People are going to have a great soul with him. "
Gunn wasfired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2018, and Warner Bros. was quick to enroll him as head of The Suicide Squad. The filmmaker has since been reinstated as director of Guardians 3 and the hat-trick will come after The Suicide Squad, which is slated to hit the big screen in August 2021. In the meantime, check out the best superhero movies of all time.