Previous reports suggested that Idris Elba was taking over from Will Smith in his role of Deadshot in Suicide Squad 2. Variety has now reported that James Gunn’s film will have Idris Elba as a new character.
It is unknown what role Elba will now play, but both the cast and the production team decided it was for the best to move away from the character. They felt it wasn’t right that the character Will Smith brought to life was given to someone else. It also means that there may be a slim chance in the future that Smith can reprise the role. Potential cameo alert?
Only three characters have been confirmed as returning including Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang and Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller. The rest of the characters have yet to be confirmed.
Suicide Squad 2 is due to hit the cinemas on April 6 2021.