DC’s Original Will Smith Replacement Plan Just Got Confirmed (Photo)

It seems that Warner Bros. was, in fact, truly considering recasting Will Smith's role as Deadshot in The Suicide Squad.

DC’s Original Will Smith Replacement Plan Just Got Confirmed (Photo)

It looks like the reports of Idris Elba replacing Will Smith as Deadshot for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad film may have had some validity to them in the first place.

Back when Elba was first cast, rumors stated he was coming aboard to replace Will Smith as Deadshot, the leader of the original team in David Ayer’s film. However, it didn’t take long for those reports to be adjusted, instead claiming that Elba would be an original character.

By the time the film was released in August 2021, fans would come to fall in love with Bloodshot. Gunn clearly did, too, as he admitted to writing the role specifically for Idris Elba as an actor.

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