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'The Suicide Squad' will be ‘heavily R-rated,' promises Joel Kinnaman

Gregory Wakeman
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Joel Kinnaman says James Gunn's Suicide Squad script made him laugh on every page (Image by Warner Bros)
Joel Kinnaman said James Gunn's Suicide Squad script made him laugh on every page. (Warner Bros)

Joel Kinnaman has promised that The Suicide Squad will be “heavily R-rated” and “insane”.

The Swedish actor also teased that every page of James Gunn’s script made him laugh.

“The script is so funny,” Kinnaman told The Hollywood Reporter. “James just has this command of that genre, but also over every aspect of comedy and even the marketing...

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“For me, it was like I did my first comedy, but it’s like heavily R-rated. It was a real learning experience for me too because I’d never done a comedy in that way before.

“So I asked James to work with me and teach me this s***. And yeah, we had so much fun doing it. That movie is going to be a f***ing monster.”

Director James Gunn attends a premiere of the film "Guardians of the galaxy, Vol. 2" in London April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Director James Gunn attends the premiere of Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 in London, 24 April, 2017. (Reuters/Hannah McKay)

Alongside Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Jai Courtney, Kinnaman is one of a handful of actors from David Ayer’s 2016 film Suicide Squad who will be involved in Gunn’s take on the DC characters.

But the Swede has promised that they were able to replicate the bond of the original film with the new actors, who include Idris Elba, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga and Pete Davidson.

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“There was more energy put into making the movie the second time around. The first time around, there was a lot of energy put into everything around us.

“There was never a bad ego on either of these films; not the first or the second one.

“I think we brought that spirit of the first film into the second one as well.”

The Suicide Squad is currently due for release on 6 August, 2021.