Flula Borg offers a bizarre update on his role in 'The Suicide Squad' (exclusive)

Tom Beasley
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Flula Borg arrives at the 71st Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards on July 27, 2019. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

German comedian Flula Borg says he’s still unsure as to whether his role in The Suicide Squad is real or “a very elaborate prank”.

In an interview to promote the home entertainment release of Trolls World Tour, the 38-year-old musician told Yahoo Movies UK he found the whole process of working on James Gunn’s film “very confusing”.

He said: “I received an audition and then I did it, but it was not for the same thing that I was then cast as doing.

“I’m still convinced it was a very elaborate prank, so if you know some information, please let me know.”

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Borg has been spotted in set photos wearing the blue and yellow uniform of DC villain Javelin, but he would not confirm any details of the character.

James Gunn attends a fan screening of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' on May 4th, 2017. (Photo by Brandon Williams/Getty Images)

“I can tell you that I still do not know the role that I am playing,” he said. “This is how confused I am.”

It’s unclear whether the comedian and YouTuber was being entirely truthful in his account of filming The Suicide Squad but, if true, it’s certainly a strange way of making a movie.

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Borg said: “I was told that, number one, even if I did know the role, I can’t confirm it.

“And number two, I did my entire role while wearing a sound-proofed helmet and blindfold. So I don’t remember my lines or even who was in the scene with me.

“I think they just put me on a cliff and let me stand there for two hours and then said ‘you’re wrapped’.”

Flula Borg attends the screening of "Ferdinand" on December 10, 2017. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Gunn has certainly been secretive about The Suicide Squad, with very little known about its plot and characters, but Borg has suggested a level of concealment far beyond what anyone expected.

The Suicide Squad will only be loosely connected to David Ayer’s 2016 movie, with Harley Quinn reprising the role of Harley Quinn in the wake of Birds of Prey.

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Other key cast members, including Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney, are also set to return to the characters they previously played.

New additions to the packed ensemble include Pete Davidson, John Cena, Nathan Fillion, Taika Waititi and Peter Capaldi.

Pete Davidson attends the premiere of Hulu's "Big Time Adolescence" on March 5, 2020. (Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

Davidson teased his character in a recent interview with Yahoo Movies UK, saying he wore “a big, uncomfortable costume” and “got to hold Glocks”.

He compared working with Gunn favourably to his experience with Judd Apatow on comedy The King of Staten Island.

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Davidson added: “They were both really fun to work with, everybody was really open and honest and the cast and crew was just so much fun.

“Honestly, I've been really fortunate and lucky to have great experiences with both films.”

Sam Rockwell and Flula Borg in 'Trolls World Tour'. (Credit: Universal)

Borg, meanwhile, has done extensive voice work in recent years, appearing in Ralph Breaks the Internet and Ferdinand, as well as Trolls World Tour.

The German star plays yodelling troll Dickory in the Universal animation and admitted he was “terrified” when the studio opted to bypass cinemas and release the movie directly into homes.

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He said: “I was very afraid that this would not work, but I think it’s safe to say that it was good that it was this first, you know, hamster-pig into the world.

“It was wonderful for parents to have something to entertain children during a very strange time in our history.”

Trolls World Tour is available on DVD and Blu-ray from 27 July.