Jai Courtney Says Playing Captain Boomerang In SUICIDE SQUAD Is Like Playing Himself

Jai Courtney has surprised fans with a despicably hilarious take on Captain Boomerang in the trailers for Suicide Squad, and according to the actor, it's not so far from who he actually is...

Jai Courtney has had a rough ride in Hollywood, due in no small part to the bland roles he's been relegated to in films such as Divergent, It's A Good Day To Die Hard, Terminator: Genisys, or Jack Reacher.  That looks set to change when Suicide Squad hits theatres this August; Courtney will take on the role of Flash villain Captain Boomerang, and the actor has made quite an impression with his antics in the trailers. "It's funny because it's, yeah, I mean there's something kind of interesting about, you know, I feel closer to this than anything else," Courtney told ComicBook.com. "But from a sort of performance perspective I mean it may feel like, I mean it's more of a character than anything I've had the opportunity to take on. It's actually closer to myself than any other role I've ever played. Because I'm a bogan piece of sh-t."

The film's producers, Richard Suckle and Andy Horwitz, also have high praise for Courtney's portrayal of Boomerang, noting that the actor's personality was in full swing during production. "Jai Courtney, Captain Boomerang. A great actor and a great guy," Suckle praised. "One of the fun things about this character is that I've not seen every film Jai has made but I've probably seen most of them and I don't think he's ever been able to play a role that allows him to really be funny and he's incredibly funny. He is a wise ass. He's a hunk to a certain extent and he's got an incredible wise cracking sense of humor. At the same time, he is equally dangerous and has these very dangerous boomerangs, one of which he's holding. Now there is a boomerang that is actually a drone boomerang, which plays a role in the movie. He's just a fun character that shakes things up and also has a level of unpredictability as well."

"It's the first time Jai is really going to use his real accent in a movie, and we always say this, Jai is playing Jai," Horwitz added. "His character is based on reality in his real life. He's a whole lot of fun in real life and he's a jokester and he's constantly stirring things up."

You know what they say about the crazy ones. Are you excited to see Courtney play Boomerang? Sound off below! Suicide Squad hits theatres August 5, 2016.
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