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Idris Elba to Replace Will Smith as Deadshot in 'Suicide Squad' Sequel

Idris Elba at the EE British Academy Film Awards.
March 8, 2019 - 11:27 / Administrator User

Idris Elba will replace Will Smith as "Deadshot" in the Suicide Squad sequel. Idris talks about how grateful he is for the opportunity and why he accepted to portray the famous character. Watch the video here to find out more about it and why Will Smith will not continue to reprise the role!

Smith announced that he would not be reprising his role as "Deadshot" in the upcoming sequel, so the producers decided to cast Idris Elba, and surprise!... He will be the new "Deadshot". Elba was reportedly at the top of their list and he immediately hit it off with Gunn. The new Suicide Squad movie is set to be released on August 6th, 2021. Watch the video here!

Idris Elba and actress Naomie Harris