Mar 07, 2019 02:39 PM EST

Idris Elba to Star as Deadshot in Suicide Squad 2

Idris Elba to Star as Deadshot in Suicide Squad 2
It was recently reported that Will Smith wouldn't be appearing in the upcoming sequel to Suicide Squad as his character Deadshot. Now, we have learned that Idris Elba will be taking over the character from Smith.

It has been reported that Elba met with director James Gunn last week and was their only choice as a replacement for Smith. So far, this is the only confirmation of an actor that will be starring in the film. Expected to return will be Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and possibly Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg.

Suicide Squad was released back in 2016 and the sequel is slated for an August 2021 release. 


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