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Idris Elba Starring In ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel

By Fabiola Antunes
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March 7, 2019
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Idris Elba Replaces Will Smith as Deadshot in ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel. He is seen here attending Netflix's 'Turn Up Charlie' For Your Consideration event at Pacific Design Center on March 02, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (March 1, 2019 - Photo Source: Getty Images North America. Idris Elba Replaces Will Smith as Deadshot in Suicide Squad Sequel. He is seen here attending Netflix’s Turn Up Charlie For Your Consideration event at Pacific Design Center on March 02, 2019 in West Hollywood, California – Photo Source: Getty Images North America.

Idris Elba is joining the squad. Sources tell Variety that Idris Elba is Warner Bros. choice to replace Will Smith as Deadshot in the Suicide Squad sequel, according to a report by Justin Kroll of the well known entertainment industry news magazine Variety.

Smith had to bow out of the upcoming DC Comics movie due to scheduling conflicts, and the studio moved fast to find another proven A-lister to replace him before production starts in September.

It’s currently unknown who will be joining Idris Elba in the sequel, though many believe Margot Robbie will return as Harley Quinn. James Gun was tapped to write and direct the film. The release date is currently set for Aug. 6, 2021.

The original Suicide Squad — starring Smith, Jared Leto, Robbie — became a massive box office sensation when it hit theaters in 2016, grossing $746 million worldwide.

Idris Elba is also starring in the upcoming Netflix series Turn Up Charlie, which bows this spring. Ahead of Suicide Squad 2, he will appear on the big screen for The Fast and the Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, as well as Universal and Tom Hooper’s Cats adaptation with Taylor Swift, James Corden, and Jennifer Hudson.

 

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