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Idris Elba to play a new character in Suicide Squad 2 as Deadshot is dropped

The release date of the sequel is currently set for August 6, 2021.


British actor Idris Elba will not be playing Deadshot in the sequel to Suicide Squad. As reported earlier that the 46-year-old actor will be taking over the role which was vacated by original star Will Smith in the sequel.


The sequel for Suicide Squad is being directed by filmmaker James Gunn, who is best known for helming Guardians of the Galaxy series.

According to the news source, the new film is going to be a complete reboot, featuring Idris Elba in a new character. Warner Bros is yet to confirm this.

Will Smith have played the character of Deadshot in David Ayer’s 2016 film alongside Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Col. Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.

The original “Suicide Squad” starring Smith, Jared Leto, Robbie was a massive box office hit which released in 2016, grossing $746 million worldwide.

The much-awaited sequel is set to release on August 6, 2020.

Ahead of “Suicide Squad 2,”, Idris Elba will appear on the big screen for “The Fast and the Furious” spinoff “Hobbs and Shaw” alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

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