Apparently Idris Elba will not be playing the character Deadshot in the upcoming sequel/reboot of Suicide Squad. In fact the actor will be playing a new character that hasn’t been announced yet. Variety had originally reported that Idris Elba would be taking over the role of Deadshot from Will Smith. Will Smith could not appear in the new film due to a scheduling conflict. This opens up the door for Will Smith to eventually come back as the character he brought so much life to in the first film.
In other Suicide Squad casting news, a good amount of characters from the first movie will be coming back. Jai Courtney(Captain Boomerang), Viola Davis(Amanda Waller), and Margot Robbie(Harley Quinn) will all be reprising their roles. James Gunn will be bringing us this new Suicide Squad to fans on Aug. 6th, 2021. Look for Shazam to come out this weekend. It is looking like that movie will do great for the future of the DC Extended Universe.