New Delhi: Actor Jai Courtney has confirmed that he will be reprising his role of Captain Boomerang in the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel. The much-awaited project will be directed by filmmaker James Gunn, who is best known for helming Guardians of the Galaxy series.

"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," Courtney told Business Insider. The film, being touted as a complete reboot of the 2016 film, also features Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn.

Will Smith, who played Deadshot in the David Ayer-directed film, has dropped out. The 50-year-old actor exited the sequel due to scheduling issues. His departure from the project was amicable, reported Variety. It is being reported that the future of Jared Leto's The Joker is still in doubt too. 

The 2016 Suicide Squad featured the characters of Deadshot, Harley Quinn, The Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc, who are forced into the service of the government in exchange for lighter prison sentences. The new Suicide Squad is set to release on August 6, 2020.


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Meanwhile, producer Peter Safran has revealed some details about the movie saying, "First of all, we don't call it 'Suicide Squad 2' because it's a total reboot, so it's 'The Suicide Squad' and I think people should be extremely excited about it. It's everything you would hope from a James Gunn script and I think that says a lot and that promises a lot and I know that we will deliver a lot." 


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