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Idris Elba to replace Will Smith in Suicide Squad sequel

NEW ROLE: Idris Elba

IDRIS ELBA has a new role on his hands, as Variety reports the British actor will join the Suicide Squad 2 cast.

Elba is tipped to take on the role of Deadshot, previously played by Will Smith in the 2016 film.

Smith had to step down from the role in the upcoming DC Comics movie due to scheduling conflicts, and the studio have moved fast to replace him before production starts in September.

It’s currently unknown who will be joining Elba in the sequel, though many believe Margot Robbie will return as Harley Quinn.

James Gun was tapped to write and direct the film and the release date is currently set for Aug. 6, 2021.

This is the latest in a long line of projects for Elba. He is also starring in the upcoming Netflix series Turn Up Charlie which premieres this spring. He will appear in 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 Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Taylor Swift.

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