When James Gunn was handed the keys to The Suicide Squad movie (which is a reboot of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie, by the way), it was revealed that Will Smith wouldn’t be returning as Deadshot.
It was claimed that Warner Bros. may have recast Deadshot when it was revealed that Idris Elba was going to be in the movie, but that was later revealed not to be the case.
Elba will be playing a different character, which means there is still scope for Will Smith to return as Deadshot in the DCEU at a later date.
This is where We Got This Covered’s source comes into play. According to the website, a source told them that Warner Bros. is actually very keen on bringing Will Smith back to the DCEU as Deadshot.
They went on to report that Smith’s return as Deadshot could take place in his own standalone movie, or a third Suicide Squad film, which would be rather fun.
Smith’s portrayal of Deadshot was one of the highlights of the first Suicide Squad film. I genuinely enjoyed him in the role.
Why not bring Will Smith’s Deadshot back into the DCEU?
He and Margot Robbie were the two best things about that movie, and I wouldn’t be averse to seeing him get another crack at the character in another DCEU movie.
Smith’s career has gone through something of a renaissance in the last few years. It all started with Suicide Squad, and he then went on to star as the Genie in Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake, which I actually really enjoyed.
He most recently starred in Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, which wasn’t great, but it wasn’t terrible either, and his performance in it is actually very good.
I would never say no to more Will Smith in anything. You might say that I have a bit of a soft spot for the Fresh Prince, and I want more movies starring him.
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