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Meet The Suicide Squad: Boomerang

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Aka: George ‘Digger’ Harkness
Played by: Jai Courtney
Speciality: Curved throwing tools

An Antipodean brawler with an array of ludicrous weapons and a beer-holster, Boomerang is bringing the Down Under thunder. “He’s an absolute bogan, in the purest sense,” laughs Courtney. “Dave’s first instruction was, ‘Find your inner shitbag.’” You’ll never see his drone-boomerang coming. Or going.

Origins: George ‘Digger’ Harkness is an Australian thug who gets his name from the high-tech boomerangs he utilises to commit crimes. Created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino in 1960, he’s usually found causing trouble for The Flash, at one point nearly killing the hero by strapping him to a giant boomerang and shooting it into space. He likes boomerangs, is what we’re saying. A less-than-effective villain, he’s also known for his abrasive personality and frequent racist outbursts, though we wonder how much of that latter aspect will make it into the movie.

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