The Suicide Squad: Idris Elba will not be Deadshot
The film had its origin in the intention to hire at Elba in the role of Smith, but has instead moved on to another character that has not been revealed yet. Although previously it had been reported that Elba would have replaced Will Smith as Deadshot in the new film, sources now tell Variety that all parties, including the director James Gunn, they decided to eliminate the character of Deadshot. Warner Bros. has not commented on the decision.
The film continues to be rather a mystery: Gunn is tied to the direction of the film with some members of the cast of the Suicide Squad original will also appear in the reboot. Viola Davis will reprise the role of Amanda Waller, while Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney will return, respectively, in the role of Rick Flag and Captain Boomerang.
The change of the role of Elba does not mean that Will Smith will return as Deadshot. Don't expect the character to appear in The Suicide Squad. “Warner Bros. and Gunn, they moved immediately to add the Elbe to the team after the director and the actor met days after the departure of Smith,” notes Variety.
Also Margot Robbie is expected to take the role of Harley Quinn for the movie, on the heels of his upcoming film Birds of Prey.
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