With all the restructuring going on behind the scenes at Warner Brothers when it comes to the DC Comics movies, some fans are wondering what ever became of certain projects that were supposedly in the works but that may have since been discarded. Around 2015 and 2016, there was some strong buzz that Will Smith‘s character Deadshot from ‘Suicide Squad’ would be spun-off either into a solo movie or a team-up film with Ben Affleck’s Batman. But ‘Suicide Squad’ didn’t do very well at the box office and out of the cast, the clear fan favorite was Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, not Deadshot.
But Smith says that he’s still be open to revisiting that character, if the opportunity presents itself. Via his Youtube channel, he stated:
“I hope so. I love playing Deadshot. I really enjoyed that character. They’ve been talking about it. So if a good idea comes around, we’ve been having meetings. But I would love to. I love Deadshot.”
Unlike Marvel, Warner Brothers banked on big name stars to sell its DC movies, like Smith and Affleck, but soon learned that familiar faces weren’t enough. ‘Wonder Woman’ starring Gal Gadot has been their biggest success and Gadot was virtually unknown before that role, with her biggest appearances having been in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise.
Smith will likely return in the sequel to ‘Suicide Squad’, which is in the works, with Gavin O’Connor directing and co-writing to the script. A number of other writers have contributed to the script, with Zak Penn submitting the first treatment and Adam Cozad, David Bar Katz, Todd Stashwick, and Anthony Tambakis also working on it at various points. The sequel may or may not introduce Dwayne Johnson as the ‘Shazam!’ villain Black Adam, who is slated to get his own movie at some point. Jared Leto and Margot Robbie are also expected to return as The Joker and Harley Quinn, respectively.
Would you like to see Smith as Deadshot again? Should it be in ‘Suicide Squad 2’, a ‘Batman’ movie with Affleck or in a solo movie?
If you want to check out Will Smith’s full Q&A, click below: