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“Yeah, I am,” he said of his return as Captain Boomerang. “I said it the other day in an interview and I felt like I let the cat out of the bag. I haven’t been sworn to secrecy about it so I guess it’s OK to say that I will be.”
While Idris Elba will definitely appear in the new film, it remains unclear who will return from the first installment.
Courtney spoke on his excitement about “just getting back with the gang and mixing it up.”
“I loved playing Captain Boomerang,” he said. “It’s just like a rocker’s nightmare. Just looking forward to reprising that and getting the gold tooth back in and getting after it.”
The actor also discussed his new film Storm Boy, an adoption of Colin Thiele’s beloved Australian children’s novel about a young boy who rescues and raises an orphaned pelican named Mr. Percival. Director Henri Safran also adapted the book for a film of the same name in 1976.
“When I was asked to come aboard, being invited to be a part of a Storm Boy remake, I was already kind of in. It’s a beloved story and really iconic piece of Australian literature,” Courtney explained. “There was a film made in the ’70s and this is more of an adaption of the book than a remake of the movie. But it’s just these characters and this world, it’s something that’s stuck with me through my childhood. And the imagery, the land, it’s just a really beautiful tale.”
Storm Boy is in select theaters now.
Watch the video above to hear Courtney also discuss working with real pelicans in Storm Boy, working with young actor Finn Little and more.
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