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Jai Courtney to return as Boomerang in James Gunn's Suicide Squad sequel

Captain Boomerang (aka Digger Harkness) is back

Published: Monday, 1st April 2019 at 10:33 pm

Some things just keep coming back for more – a bit like a boomerang – and Captain Boomerang himself is no exception. Jai Courtney has confirmed that he will reprise his role as the Australian criminal (aka Digger Harkness) for the Suicide Squad sequel alongside Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.


Speaking to Business Insider, Courtney said: "We're getting ready to shoot in a few months' time. There's not much else I can reveal about it but, yeah, you'll be seeing Boomerang back for sure."

Luther's Idris Elba is also reportedly in talks to join the cast, replacing Will Smith in the role of anti-hero and expert assassin Deadshot, after Smith dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

Guardian of the Galaxy's James Gunn is behind the film's script and potentially in the directing chair, after he was fired and then re-hired by Disney.

The first Suicide Squad film also starred Jared Leto (as the Joker), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag)and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller). It was met with lukewarm reviews but performed well at the box office, becoming the 10th highest grossing film of 2016.

James Gunn
James Gunn (Getty)

The Suicide Squad sequel is due to be scheduled for release on on 6th August 2021

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