When it was announced that Idris Elba would play a bloodthirsty goalscorer in “The Suicide Squad,” many fans assumed the star would replace Will Smith as Gunslinger.
However, things got confused when it was revealed that Elba would bring the Bloodthirsty to life (hence the pun in the previous paragraph).
As the two characters have roughly the same abilities… Why trade the Gunslinger for a lesser known assassin?
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Elba was asked about this and said he didn’t want to take Smith’s place.
“These rumors that I would take Will’s place were natural because he said he wouldn’t be joining the second movie, so it was only natural for fans to think that I would be Gunslinger’s new performer, but this was never my intention. “
He continued, thanking director James Gunn for reshaping the role:
“Will is a great friend and I’m glad James didn’t put me in his shoes, I didn’t want to do that. Gunslinger is a great character and Will gave this character his all, so I was really excited and I laughed a lot when these rumors started to circulate.
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Recall that ‘The Suicide Squad’ has already raised 72.2 million worldwide.
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“Welcome to Hell – also known as Bell Reve, the prison with the highest death rate in the United States. Where are the worst super villains kept and where are they desperate to escape – even joining the super secret and super dubious Task Force X. Today’s Suicide Mission? Assemble a group of crooks, including Bloodthirsty, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Rat Slayer 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Dart, and everyone’s favorite psychopath, Harlequin. So arm them by force and throw them (literally) on the distant island filled with enemies of Corto Maltese.
Some names reprise their roles from the previous film, like Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) and Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag).
New arrivals include Idris Elba, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga and Michael Rooker, Nathan Fillion, Pete Davidson, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn and Mayling Ng.
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