Joel Kinnaman Teases James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel Is A ‘Comedy’
by Corey Atad
Things appear to be getting a little more lighthearted for the Suicide Squad.
In an interview with Variety, Joel Kinnaman, who is reprising his role as Rick Flag in “Suicide Squad” for director James Gunn’s upcoming sequel, teased a new tone for the series.
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“He’s an incredible guy,” the actor said of Gunn. “He’s written a fantastic script. It’s so funny… I feel like I’m shooting my first comedy. There are a lot of really funny people there. It’s like a learning experience. I’m around a lot of incredible funny people.”
Also returning for the sequel, titled “The Suicide Squad”, are Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and Jai Courtney.
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Some of #TheSuicideSquad (and Pom). Many of us are doing weird things in this photo. After a screening of Joker (thanks @wbpictures!)
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Kinnaman also had praise for fellow DC star Joaquin Phoenix and his recent performance in “Joker”.
“Joaquin [Phoenix] just crushed it. Wow. He is incredible. He’s such an actor,” Kinnaman said. “It’s surprising to see that kind of a performance in something that has a DC wrapper on it, because that’s a real art film. And I have a sister who’s schizophrenic, and I’ve drawn on some of her behavioral things in things that I’ve done earlier, and, yeah, I was really struck by how accurate his [performance was].”
“The Suicide Squad” is set to hit theatres Aug. 6, 2021.