Will Smith dropped out of reprising his role as Floyd Lawton/Deadshot in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad 2 due to scheduling conflicts with the production of Bad Boys 3. Lucky for us, Gunn has cast Idris Elba as the new Deadshot.
There has not been confirmation as to which other actors will be on Amanda Waller’s villainous team — or if Viola Davis will show back up as Waller.
Since his firing from Marvel and the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, Warner Bros. and DC smartly snagged Gunn in an effort to move away from the Snyderverse that left a lot of audiences cold. While Gunn is reportedly still working on a script, Warner Bros. has already set a release date for August 6, 2021.
I think that Gunn can take the characters and use them to form a better, more cohesive supervillain flick that audiences can enjoy. I’m also praying he’ll be able to convince Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje to slide back into the leathery skin of Killer Croc, as the actor was severely underused by David Ayers in the 2016 flick.
Hopefully, the Suicide Squad sequel can continue to interest us with casting rumors and the eventual synopsis from Gunn’s script. I want the DCEU to succeed, especially when it involves Harley Quinn and her fellow anti-heroes.
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