Suicide Squad 2: Idris Elba to Replace Will Smith as Deadshot

Idris Elba as Deadshot

DC Universe’s Suicide Squad released in 2016 featuring many supervillains like Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Joker, Katana and many more. Suicide Squad also features Will Smith, who played the character of Deadshot, the Master Assassin; the Expert Combatant and the Expert Tactician, and we must say, Will looked amazing in character. Well, Suicide Squad 2 is in works, and some of the reports suggest that we won’t see Will Smith as Deadshot in the sequel.


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According to the reports by Variety, Idris Elba will be our new Deadshot in Suicide Squad 2. Idris Elba, who played Heimdall in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Thor series, met the writer and director James Gunn last week and talks with the studio began earnestly, making this a rapid development in replacing Deadshot for the sequel of Suicide Squad.

Idris Elba as Deadshot
Heimdall – (Thor)

Variety reporter, Justin Kroll also indicated that Warner Bros was making the decision, whether or not to recast Will Smith for the role of Deadshot. So, we can say, that Idris Elba will replace Will Smith as Deadshot in the sequel of Suicide Squad for sure.


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Talking about Suicide Squad 2, we will see some new characters in the movie including the characters from the first part of the Suicide Squad. Also, some reports suggest that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is supposed to reprise her role for the new film.

The production of the sequel has not started yet. And according to the current schedule, Suicide Squad 2 will hit the theatres on August 6, 2021.

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