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Jai Courtney denies that the Suicide Squad reshoots are to make it "funnier"

04.08.2016

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Last week we caught wind that SUICIDE SQUAD was gearing up to do some reshoots. Now, reshoots happen all the time on big-budget films, but a rumor popped up that the main aim of these reshoots were to "lighten up" the film in the wake of the dismal BATMAN V SUPERMAN. By all accounts it made sense, but one of the actors has caught wind of these rumors and decided to throw in his own opinion. Jai Courtney, who plays Captain Boomerang, recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly regarding what's new in SUICIDE SQUAD land and maintains that the reshoots are NOT to lighten up the film.

Jai Courtney on the SUICIDE SQUAD reshoots:

I think there’s plenty of [humor] in it. 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.

There ya have it! So do you think Courtney is just sticking up for his movie, or has the internet let a rumor get out of hand? In any case there's a lot of folks still excited to see how SQUAD presents its villains, especially Harley Quinn and The Joker. Knowing that Affleck's Batman has a small role in it just makes the proceedings all the sweeter! Given that SQUAD doesn't have as much to lose as BvS, I'm thinking this flick will go down a lot smoother!

SUICIDE SQUAD hits theaters on August 5, 2016.

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3:01AM on 04/09/2016
Never believed the rumor the reshoots were to inject comedy. They didn't pull together a whole production crew (as well as sets/studio space) after two weeks of middling reviews (and 3/4 of a billion dollars). This actually might be my anticipated summer films.
Never believed the rumor the reshoots were to inject comedy. They didn't pull together a whole production crew (as well as sets/studio space) after two weeks of middling reviews (and 3/4 of a billion dollars). This actually might be my anticipated summer films.
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1:33AM on 04/09/2016
I admit i dosed off a couple of times during BvS. Maybe these reshoots will liven things up a bit.

Dark doesn't have to be boring.
I admit i dosed off a couple of times during BvS. Maybe these reshoots will liven things up a bit.

Dark doesn't have to be boring.
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9:37PM on 04/08/2016
Sam Mendes was fine-tuning Spectre two days before its world premiere. X-Men Apocalypse had reshoots until mid-March. This is not uncommon. Get over yourselves, geez.
Sam Mendes was fine-tuning Spectre two days before its world premiere. X-Men Apocalypse had reshoots until mid-March. This is not uncommon. Get over yourselves, geez.
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9:12PM on 04/08/2016

Did anyone actually believe that BS story in the first place?

I mean seriously, someone thought that all the stars of this movie were sitting around with nothing to do, the studio lot was free, the equipment was free, and the writers were just kicking back when they heard the criticisms of BvS 2 weeks ago, then they all rushed to the set to reshoot jokes into the film that weren't there originally? That has to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

It's possible that the studio asked them to do it long ago based on what they saw and heard from the
I mean seriously, someone thought that all the stars of this movie were sitting around with nothing to do, the studio lot was free, the equipment was free, and the writers were just kicking back when they heard the criticisms of BvS 2 weeks ago, then they all rushed to the set to reshoot jokes into the film that weren't there originally? That has to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

It's possible that the studio asked them to do it long ago based on what they saw and heard from the people involved with BvS, but Suicide Squad is a movie about murderers (and cannibals) fighting some monster who is murdering hundreds (thousands) of people in the streets (and it's R rated). Who thought this was ever going to be anything but dark?
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8:23PM on 04/08/2016
This movie will be at the very least better than BvS, not that its a lofty goal to shoot for or anything. BvS looked awful from the get go, at least SS has had a couple promising trailers.
This movie will be at the very least better than BvS, not that its a lofty goal to shoot for or anything. BvS looked awful from the get go, at least SS has had a couple promising trailers.
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7:55PM on 04/08/2016

I prefer darker, but how about going the other direction and making it EVEN DARKER AND R RATED

What's interesting with Batman v Superman was that they went pretty dark, but not full on to the point of an R rating. For the type of movie they made, there was no need to hold back. The movie already was too dark for young kids so if you're treading in deeper waters why not ditch the life jacket and sink all the way down in the muck.
What's interesting with Batman v Superman was that they went pretty dark, but not full on to the point of an R rating. For the type of movie they made, there was no need to hold back. The movie already was too dark for young kids so if you're treading in deeper waters why not ditch the life jacket and sink all the way down in the muck.
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5:01PM on 04/08/2016

Reshoots do indeed happen allof the time,but reshoots FOUR MONTHS before a movie is released is never a good sign

That is all.
That is all.
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3:18PM on 04/08/2016

Yes, whatever you say JAI COURTNEY...

One of the biggest tale tell signs that a movie has serious problems is last minute reshoots...so the guy they get to diffuse people's worries is the single worst flop repeat offender of the bunch? I'm sure he had nothing but praise for Terminator 5 and Die Hard 5 before those were flushed down the toilet too.
One of the biggest tale tell signs that a movie has serious problems is last minute reshoots...so the guy they get to diffuse people's worries is the single worst flop repeat offender of the bunch? I'm sure he had nothing but praise for Terminator 5 and Die Hard 5 before those were flushed down the toilet too.
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6:44PM on 04/08/2016
To be fair...that also means he has the most experience LOL
To be fair...that also means he has the most experience LOL
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1:47PM on 04/08/2016

Thanks Jai adding some clarity to the nonsense


Damn these damn writers and haters can not let it go!!! They are all in with damaging the Dc projects especially for the new fans!! What in the hell is behind this nonsense? Is Marvel sending checks to these people? smh
WB needs to stop giving these people attention! These writers and critics failed BVS is a hit but they continue to look for validation with their clickbait crap! It's DC DC DC DC DC DC not MARVEL!! As for you fans who let others tell you what good here a clue think for

Damn these damn writers and haters can not let it go!!! They are all in with damaging the Dc projects especially for the new fans!! What in the hell is behind this nonsense? Is Marvel sending checks to these people? smh
WB needs to stop giving these people attention! These writers and critics failed BVS is a hit but they continue to look for validation with their clickbait crap! It's DC DC DC DC DC DC not MARVEL!! As for you fans who let others tell you what good here a clue think for yourselves!
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2:18PM on 04/08/2016
Don't judge me for not enjoying Batman V Superman as much as I hoped and considering the editing and the portrayal of Superman to be a mess. I really wanted to love the movie, but it let me down, mostly for technical and narrative reasons (I couldn't care less about Batman killing, but I don't think Lex Luther's motivation was clearly demonstrated and that undermined his plan; also, MARTHA!) I am certainly capable of independent thinking and my opinion is my own, not paid for by Marvel. I do
Don't judge me for not enjoying Batman V Superman as much as I hoped and considering the editing and the portrayal of Superman to be a mess. I really wanted to love the movie, but it let me down, mostly for technical and narrative reasons (I couldn't care less about Batman killing, but I don't think Lex Luther's motivation was clearly demonstrated and that undermined his plan; also, MARTHA!) I am certainly capable of independent thinking and my opinion is my own, not paid for by Marvel. I do wonder though if people like you are blinded by your loyalty to DC. Do you not recognize the film's flaws? I give it a B-, which is not a bad grade, but the concept has A+ potential.

I am still anticipating Suicide Squad. Consider that before you make blanket statements.
2:29PM on 04/08/2016
This is one of those things I've just let go. You can defend this movie till you're blue in the face, but some folks just don't buy it. Honestly, the reason I defend it so much is because I like that DC is a bit darker, grittier, and more realistic. I get the issues folks have, I just don't want future movies to be watered down happy-town movies. The more bitching there is about the realism and somber tone, the more likely that future movies may not follow some of the darker story lines in the
This is one of those things I've just let go. You can defend this movie till you're blue in the face, but some folks just don't buy it. Honestly, the reason I defend it so much is because I like that DC is a bit darker, grittier, and more realistic. I get the issues folks have, I just don't want future movies to be watered down happy-town movies. The more bitching there is about the realism and somber tone, the more likely that future movies may not follow some of the darker story lines in the comics. Stay strong Warner! Stay strong!
5:34PM on 04/08/2016
Buaer, it seems like 95% of the people on here loved The Dark Knight and probably 99.9% hated Fantastic Four. I don;t think it has anything to do with an anti-DC conspiracy, most people will like either company's films so long as they feel their well made,and a lot of people just didn't feel that Batman v Superman was very good. I'm sure those same people didn't like Spider-Man 3, either.
Buaer, it seems like 95% of the people on here loved The Dark Knight and probably 99.9% hated Fantastic Four. I don;t think it has anything to do with an anti-DC conspiracy, most people will like either company's films so long as they feel their well made,and a lot of people just didn't feel that Batman v Superman was very good. I'm sure those same people didn't like Spider-Man 3, either.
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1:38PM on 04/08/2016

Yeah, I still have a bad feeling about this.

It won't be as polarizing as the crappy BvS movie we just got but it won't be anything amazing either. I am sure I will like it but already you can tell the script is very weak and the dialogue will be the worst part about the movie. I cringed at every line in all of the trailers.
It won't be as polarizing as the crappy BvS movie we just got but it won't be anything amazing either. I am sure I will like it but already you can tell the script is very weak and the dialogue will be the worst part about the movie. I cringed at every line in all of the trailers.
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1:41PM on 04/08/2016
sure thing hackers
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1:46PM on 04/08/2016
By crappy you mean great t I can see that fanboy ooze out of you! Just admit it you want easy movies!! You expose yourself with your complaints since they make no sense you cringe with every line of all the trailers. Really? Didn't know it was a scary movie.
By crappy you mean great t I can see that fanboy ooze out of you! Just admit it you want easy movies!! You expose yourself with your complaints since they make no sense you cringe with every line of all the trailers. Really? Didn't know it was a scary movie.
3:09PM on 04/08/2016
JSprar... couldn't agree with you more. It looks extremely mediocre as of now, but will ultimately be better than BVS (which says nearly nothing)...Some of dialogue in the trailer was pretty awful for sure. I also have a of suspicion it'll be a pacing mess. Either way it'll probably be reasonably entertaining fluff. Maybe a 7 out of 10 if it's lucky.
JSprar... couldn't agree with you more. It looks extremely mediocre as of now, but will ultimately be better than BVS (which says nearly nothing)...Some of dialogue in the trailer was pretty awful for sure. I also have a of suspicion it'll be a pacing mess. Either way it'll probably be reasonably entertaining fluff. Maybe a 7 out of 10 if it's lucky.
1:13PM on 04/08/2016

Excited

Even though I still have mixed emotions about BvS, I always thought Suicide Squad looked awesome from the first trailer. I think this movie is going to be not just good but a LOT better than people expect. And like you said reshoots happen constantly. This is a non story that people have just run with. Internet rumor getting out of hand? THE HELL YOU SAY!
Even though I still have mixed emotions about BvS, I always thought Suicide Squad looked awesome from the first trailer. I think this movie is going to be not just good but a LOT better than people expect. And like you said reshoots happen constantly. This is a non story that people have just run with. Internet rumor getting out of hand? THE HELL YOU SAY!
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1:39PM on 04/08/2016
Reshoot's don't happen this close to release though. The studio is obviously trying to fix something that gave BvS a bad rep.
Reshoot's don't happen this close to release though. The studio is obviously trying to fix something that gave BvS a bad rep.
2:08PM on 04/08/2016
Where did you get that idea? This movie is four months away, and that's plenty of time to fine-tune this movie. Reshoots aren't bad. They are often scheduled in advance. It's not unusual because a film takes shape in the editing room, and there are times that the director sees the need for additional scenes to improve the film.
Where did you get that idea? This movie is four months away, and that's plenty of time to fine-tune this movie. Reshoots aren't bad. They are often scheduled in advance. It's not unusual because a film takes shape in the editing room, and there are times that the director sees the need for additional scenes to improve the film.
5:29PM on 04/08/2016
Usually a movie is picture-locked three to six months in advance for something like a drama or comedy and up to a year before hand for an effects heavy tentpole. Reshoots four months in advance, really is atypical.
Usually a movie is picture-locked three to six months in advance for something like a drama or comedy and up to a year before hand for an effects heavy tentpole. Reshoots four months in advance, really is atypical.
12:59PM on 04/08/2016
I think a lot of people have a bad habit of confusing "dramatic" with "depressing". I think it's OK that not all superhero movies are laugh-a-minute romps, and that some (like BvS) can be serious and thoughtful.
I think a lot of people have a bad habit of confusing "dramatic" with "depressing". I think it's OK that not all superhero movies are laugh-a-minute romps, and that some (like BvS) can be serious and thoughtful.
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3:12PM on 04/08/2016
I agree. Superhero movies need not all be bombastic endless spectacles... that's what was so great about Jessica Jones on netflix, it's mostly a character drama, with some superhuman flair to it. ...that being said, BvS was not dramatic, it was garbage. Not a shred of quality drama in that depressingly boring mess.
I agree. Superhero movies need not all be bombastic endless spectacles... that's what was so great about Jessica Jones on netflix, it's mostly a character drama, with some superhuman flair to it. ...that being said, BvS was not dramatic, it was garbage. Not a shred of quality drama in that depressingly boring mess.
4:43PM on 04/08/2016
Thank you for your bizarre opinion, bman. I disagree completely. I think you and I watched different movies.
Thank you for your bizarre opinion, bman. I disagree completely. I think you and I watched different movies.
5:22PM on 04/08/2016
Well, you guys might have seen different movies, but I'm pretty sure bman and I saw the same one.
Well, you guys might have seen different movies, but I'm pretty sure bman and I saw the same one.
8:28PM on 04/08/2016
Thank you for proving my point. A lot of people confuse serious and contemplative with boring. Short attention spans.
Thank you for proving my point. A lot of people confuse serious and contemplative with boring. Short attention spans.
12:39PM on 04/08/2016

Maybe...

...they're to try to make Jai Courtney a little less bland.

Nah. The movie would never get released if that were the case.
...they're to try to make Jai Courtney a little less bland.

Nah. The movie would never get released if that were the case.
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1:16PM on 04/08/2016
OR maybe they're trying to make Jai Courtney less Jai Courtney.
OR maybe they're trying to make Jai Courtney less Jai Courtney.
10:08AM on 04/09/2016
Jai Courtney is a model slash actor and not the other way around. He's already contributed to the destruction of the Die Hard and Terminator franchises (he wan't the only reason) and now he wants to ruin Suicide Squad. Luckily they gave him a thick accent in this one to hide his lack of acting skills and hopefully they limit him to around 15 words for the movie. I think a 15 word cap would put Jai Courtney at about 0.5% of the film's spoken dialogue which would be ideal. Reshoots were probably
Jai Courtney is a model slash actor and not the other way around. He's already contributed to the destruction of the Die Hard and Terminator franchises (he wan't the only reason) and now he wants to ruin Suicide Squad. Luckily they gave him a thick accent in this one to hide his lack of acting skills and hopefully they limit him to around 15 words for the movie. I think a 15 word cap would put Jai Courtney at about 0.5% of the film's spoken dialogue which would be ideal. Reshoots were probably to remove some of his excess dialogue past the threshold that audiences can deal with.
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