IDRIS ELBA Targeted for DEADSHOT Re-Casting by Warner Bros. - Report

Idris Elba

Warner Bros. is aiming to hire Idris Elba to replace Will Smith as Deadshot for the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel, according to Variety.

It was recently reported that Smith would be unable to reprise his Deadshot role in the timeframe Warner Bros. intends to the Suicide Squad sequel to be filmed.

Elba is a superhero movie veteran, having played Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Moreau in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and Brixton Lore in the upcoming superhero-esque Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

The as-yet-untitled Suicide Squad 2 is scheduled to open in theaters August 6, 2021.

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