SUICIDE SQUAD: Idris Elba Will Play A New Character

In spite of previous reports that Idris Elba was replacing Will Smith as Deadshot in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel, it has now been confirmed that he’ll actually be playing an entirely new character. Also, Harley Quinn Confirmed To Return.

News recently broke that Idris Elba (Thor: Ragnarok, Luther) was set to replace Will Smith as Floyd Lawton/Deadshot in The Suicide Squad, but Variety has now amended that report.

According to the report, Deadshot won’t appear in sequel at all and Elba will be playing a totally different character. Details concerning this report still remains under-wraps, but it’s said that James Gunn and co. felt that recasting Lawton would have been “disrespecting Smith, who helped bring this character to life for the first time.”

This report also confirms that Margot Robbie will rerun the role of Harley Quinn, and Jai Courtney will also be back as Captain Boomerang. We found out earlier today that Viola Davis will return as Amanda Waller.

So much for James Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel! The movie is set to hit theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.