When news broke that Suicide Squad was undergoing reshoots to make the film a little lighter in tone, a claim supported by the love that “Bohemian Rhapsody” trailer received, most (including us) assumed WB were taking notes of the criticism bestowed upon BvS‘ oh-so serious stylings. Well, that may not be the case.
Jai Courtney, who plays Australian-raised DC villain Captain Boomerang in the picture, has revealed that while the rumours of reshoots are in fact true, they aren’t to provide the film with more humour.
“I think there’s plenty of [humour] in it,” Courtney told ET. “I wouldn’t say we’re going back to make it funnier, there’s some additional action stuff that we’ve been doing, which is pretty dope. Really we’re just kind of adding in that sense.”
If Courtney is to be believed, Warner Bros. is happy with the humour in Suicide Squad and are instead looking at adding or amping up action sequences. Among the many criticisms thrown at BvS were qualms addressing the lack of action, so it’s possible Warner Bros. took those notes and realised Suicide Squad wasn’t quite nailing it as an “action movie.”
We’ll all find out whether or not Suicide Squad hits the right balance of action and humour when the film opens in Australia on August 4 and in the U.S. on August 5.