Idris Elba is reportedly in talks to replace Will Smith as Deadshot.
Will Smith's departure from the cast of Suicide Squad was announced last week as the film plots on the sequel. Smith took on the role of Deadshot in the film but it appears as if James Gunn and Warner Bros. already have somebody else in mind. According to Hollywood Reporter, Idris Elba recently met with Gunn to discuss the possibilities of replacing Smith in Suicide Squad 2.
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Idris Elba recently sat down with Gunn to discuss being cast as Deadshot since Will Smith decided not to renew his role. The meeting reportedly went extremely well. Gunn and Warner Bros. only choice for Will Smith's replacement was Idris Elba. Smith reportedly backed out of the film due to conflicting schedules that he wasn't able to work around.
Elba already has several projects under his belt right now in both film and television, as well as music. The actor is set to host Saturday Night Live this weekend. He's also set to play a villain in the upcoming spin-off Fast & Furious film.
Earlier today, Elba's music video for his collaboration with Stefflon Don, Wiley, and Sean Paul, "Boasty" debuted on YouTube. Elba showed off his bars on the track which isn't a first. He previously appeared on Skepta's remix of "Shutdown." Idris Elba will also be performing a DJ set at this year's Coachella.