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In 2019, you got the impression that Idris Elba conducts talks to replace Will Smith in the role of Deadshot. In the end, it turned out to be Bloodsporta. Rumors said that Smith simply could not, but the actor himself has never referred to it so far.
In a video interview with GQ, Will Smith revealed that when the crew Suicide Squad 2 she was ready to go on set, he was already working on another film. So it was a scheduling conflict that could not be avoided. However, it is worth paying attention to the words Smith used: there is no information here about being offered a role when the script was written, only about his resignation when they were supposed to make a film on set. It’s hard to say, however, whether that means that Gunn’s original text was Deadshoot and then changed to Bloodsport, or whether complications just came so late.
Smith added that he is open to returning to the role of Deadshoot. However, it is not known if he will have a chance because Suicide Squad: The Suicide Squad turned out to be quite a commercial flop. The $ 185 million super-production (plus $ 100 million in promotion) raised $ 167.3 million. And let’s remember that producers get only a certain percentage of the proceeds from the sale of cinema tickets. Even in the context of the pandemic, interest in the film was weaker than that of the competition. So it is not known whether a continuation is being considered.