Australian actor Jai Courtney has continued to add one major franchise movie role after another to his belt, over the past few years especially. He recently joined the DC Extended Universe in the role of Captain Boomerang in Suicide Squad, but has also made appearances in the Die Hard and Terminator franchises – though admittedly, his roles were in two of those series’ not-so-beloved installments (A Good Day to Die Hard and Termiantor: Genisys).
In addition to all that, Courtney appeared in the Tom Cruise-headlined Jack Reacher in 2012 and the first two movies in the young adult sci-fi/dystopia novel based Divergent film series. While Courtney’s roles to date have tended to be more dramatic and action-oriented than comedic (Captain Boomerang aside, perhaps), the Aussie actor is now trying his hand at something a bit different. Namely, a role on the upcoming Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.
The followup to Netflix’s original series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (itself, a prequel to the original Wet Hot American Summer movie), Ten Years Later is already in production with the entire cast and crew of both First Day of Camp and the WHAS film returning to Camp Firewood for another round of comical zaniness. The latest report from the set has Hollywood starlet Alyssa Milano (Charmed) joining director David Wain and co-creator Michael Showalter in the making of the sequel series – and according to Deadline, Courtney will be playing the independent film darling Garth MacArthur – the would-be suitor for Susie (Amy Poehler) – in Ten Years Later.
Given the fact that Courtney is more well known for his dramatic roles, it will be intriguing to see the actor take on a far broader comedic turn in Wain and Showalter’s cult-hit feature property. With any luck, Garth will prove to be a more than welcome addition to the cast of Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, and the sequel series will manage to please longtime fans and newcomers alike.
It’s been some ten-plus years since Wet Hot American Summer barely made a blip at the box office in theaters way back in 2001, yet the property now encompasses multiple Netflix TV series – a testament to how much fans of the original continue continue to enjoy Wet Hot American Summer‘s off-beat brand of humor.So long as that continues with Ten Years Later, then one imagines that Ten Years Later might not be the last bit of Wet Hot American Summer madness, either.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2017.