We’ve heard some crazy stories about the making of ‘Suicide Squad’ and the great lengths the cast has gone through to bring their characters to life. Jared Leto’s methods have been especially well documented, but he wasn’t the only star to go to new and unique techniques ahead of their DC Cinematic Universe debuts.
In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Jai Courtney revealed that he turned to some rather unorthodox approaches in order to get into character as Captain Boomerang at the encouragement of director David Ayer. The actor revealed that he took some mushrooms and self-inflicted cigarette burns while on a Skype call with the filmmaker. But Ayer also had a very hands-on approach to shaping Boomerang’s look:
“I turned up to discuss my look, expecting we’d have a long discussion and slowly he refine it. David [Ayer] just walked right in, picked up some clippers and started shearing chunks of hair off my head, Eventually he said, ‘You look like bad news.’ Then he left.”
Yeah, unorthodox might be too tame a word for Ayer’s approach to crafting the live-action versions of these iconic villains. But for the more conventional stuff, Courtney appeared on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ to discuss his training with the Australian weaponry associated with his character:
Finally, a new clip featuring Courtney’s Boomerang was debuted during his late night talk show appearance. In the clip, Digger Harkness tells his fellow Task Force X teammate Slipknot about his plans to escape. You can check out the video below, followed by the official synopsis of the film:
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super-Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
What do you think about the crazy methods used to bring Captain Boomerang to the big screen in ‘Suicide Squad’? Doesn’t the creation of the film sound crazier than the film itself at this point? Sound off in the comments.
‘Suicide Squad’ starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, and Cara Delevingne breaks out on August 5, 2016.