Will Smith looks to be getting his own Suicide Squad movie focusing on his character, the assassin, Deadshot.
THR reports WB is fast-tracking the Margot Robbie all-female villains Gotham City Sirens movie and makes mention that not only is Suicide Squad 2 in development, but also that WB is looking into a spinoff featuring Deadshot, the assassin character played by Will Smith.
Will Smith appeared in Suicide Squad who was portrayed more as an anti-hero than a straight-up “villain,” as Will Smith’s Deadshot was shown with his daughter. Deadshot was also shown to have a history with Batman, and Will Smith has even been rumored for the Ben Affleck Batman solo film in what has said could be a major role.
I attended the Suicide Squad taping of Conan O’Brien this past Summer at the San Diego Comic-Con and from what I saw, Will Smith was really excited for his involvement in the movie and as Deadshot. Assuming the Deadshot movie isn’t a prequel, other members of the Suicide Squad cast could be in the Deadshot movie as well.
No release date has been set for the Deadshot movie.
The Suicide Squad Blu-Ray is also released today.