So it came out recently that Will Smith would not be in Suicide Squad 2 . He really wanted to stick to the movie, but he has a constant order not to be in movies that can be cool and unfortunately must resign. It was a dark day for anyone who loved their turn as Deadshot. He played a guy named Deadshot, right?
Since this is a James Gunn jam, it didn’t seem important if Deadshot returned or not. In fact, I personally could care less if any of the original suicide plates returned. The only one I thought was Mr. Ropes and they killed him right in the beginning. No Deadshot? No worries!
Besides that, not how James Gunn obviously knows. And today we learn that Deadshot will return in Suicide Squad 2 just not in Will Smith form. Instead, he will be played by Idris Elba, the star of something like 200 films this year.
Is it a trade? A trade down? We have already seen Elba wobble some weapons and he seemed pretty good at it. But Will Smith is also quite charming. I call this one a draw. It’s a pistol joke. Excuse me, a Gunn joke.
I’m more and more curious about Suicide Squad 2 (maybe now called The Suicide Squad ? I’m not sure), because it is over coming closer and closer to being a thing that exists. It’s hard to believe, but it is expected to come out on August 6, 2021
, and it will probably be one you don’t want to miss.