The Suicide Squad Reportedly Dropping Deadshot, Idris Elba Getting New Character
More news from the film The Suicide Squad which will be written and directed by James Gunn. It looks like Deadshot would be dropped from the film and getting a replacement character instead.
According to various sources, Gunn is considering dropping the character Deadshot which was previously reported as being given to Idris Elba. No word yet on which character would be taking over Deadshot’s spot on this rebooted team directed by Guardians of the Galaxy.
Deadshot was previously played in the first Suicide Squad movie by Will Smith. The actor had dropped the chance to reprise his role seemingly before DC Entertainment jumped the gun and cast Idris Elba instead.
Other cast members who are set to return for The Suicide Squad include Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang while Joel Kinnaman is still negotiating with the studio to return as Rick Flagg.