[Warning: SPOILERS ahead for Suicide Squad.]
Suicide Squad opened this past weekend to rather divisive reactions from fans and critics; though, the consensus seems to be that the film’s characters “save” the movie as well as the world. While Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Deadshot (Will Smith) have standout roles, there were quite a few scenes that showed the entire squad connecting with each other and becoming a family. Even if every squad member didn’t get the screen time they deserved, we did get glimpses of their tragic origin stories through flashbacks and dream sequences.
Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) is one of the characters that didn’t get much attention other than a short intro (which included a Flash cameo), hitting on Katana a few times, and offering up some comedic relief with his unicorn, Pinky. And that one time he actually became a boomerang by leaving the squad during a rather emotional moment at the bar, only to return shortly thereafter.
During the final scene of the film, Enchantress is trying to convince the Skwad to join her. She attacks the anti-heroes with a bit of mindplay by showing them what their lives could be like if they bowed before her. Of course, these sequences were just tricks, but we did learn what each characters’ happiest lives would entail. We learned that Deadshot just wanted his daughter to have a great life and Harley desired to be a happy housewife and mother. One character didn’t get a happy vision at all – Captain Boomerang.
In an interview with Cinema Blend, director David Ayer explained that they did have plans to give Boomerang a dream sequence and described what it would have been:
“I don’t know if we shot one. I know I’d written one at some point, yeah, if I remember correctly, it was basically like some sort of, you know, some kind of desert island fantasy, being fed grapes or something. It was, either that or a bunch of bunny rabbits. I can’t remember.”
Jai Courney added that he would have liked a dream sequence, but it probably ended up on the cutting room floor:
“Why didn’t we go there? It was probably just time and money in the end. But no, we didn’t shoot any, we didn’t shoot any desert island shit. Maybe next time around. That would have been nice, too. But sometimes, you’ve got to trim the fat.”
Based on these comments, it seems as though Captain Boomerang got lost in the shuffle of post-production among a lot of other important things, like multiple deleted scenes that might have further developed the overarching story. We may not see much more of Boomerang in the DCEU in the future (if at all), even if there is a Suicide Squad sequel. Although Ayer reportedly had 6 weeks to complete the script, he doesn’t remember what happened to Bommerang’s vision, further suggesting that production on the film was a difficult process from the get-go.
Suicide Squad is in theaters now. Wonder Woman opens on June 2, 2017; Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash and Batman solo movie are currently without release dates.
Source: Cinema Blend