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Suicide class 2: Idris Elba in conversation to replace will Smith as deadshot

Share. Elba was alleged to be the director's first and only choice for the role. By Colin Stevens After Will Smith's departure from suicide group 2, British actor Idris Elba is reportedly replacing him as Deadshot. Per The Hollywood Reporter, sources say Elba met director James Gunn in March 1 , and things went so well that conversations have already begun with Warner Bros. overall. Elba was allegedly the first and only choice for Gunn and Warner Bros. The studio is reportedly so excited about Gunn's script that the film enters its casting stage earlier than expected. The film, which reportedly has become busy The Suicide Squad, will act as a restart of varieties as opposed to a direct sequel. Reports also tell that Gunn will use mostly DC characters that did not appear in the first movie – Deadshot and Harley Quinn are excluded. It was revealed last week that Smith would not return as Deadshot due to planning conflicts. The film will reportedly include Margot Robbies Harley Quinn, and will be written and reported directed by Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn. Suicid Squad 2 is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021. Colin Stevens is a novelty writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter .

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Elba was alleged to be the director’s first and only choice for the role.

After Will Smith’s departure from suicide group 2, British actor Idris Elba is reportedly replacing him as Deadshot.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, sources say Elba met director James Gunn in March 1

, and things went so well that conversations have already begun with Warner Bros. overall. Elba was allegedly the first and only choice for Gunn and Warner Bros. The studio is reportedly so excited about Gunn’s script that the film enters its casting stage earlier than expected.

The film, which reportedly has become busy The Suicide Squad, will act as a restart of varieties as opposed to a direct sequel. Reports also tell that Gunn will use mostly DC characters that did not appear in the first movie – Deadshot and Harley Quinn are excluded.

It was revealed last week that Smith would not return as Deadshot due to planning conflicts. The film will reportedly include Margot Robbies Harley Quinn, and will be written and reported directed by Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn.

Suicid Squad 2 is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021.

Colin Stevens is a novelty writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter .

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