There is one man who is hell-bent on world domination at the moment and that is none other than Idris Elba. The actor/filmmaker/creator/DJ/Rapper has jumped on board James Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel replacing Will Smith.
Smith only recently jumped ship from the sequel due to scheduling conflicts which meant Gunn and Warner Bro’s had to act fast to find a superstar replacement for the role of Deadshot and of course one of the busiest men on the circuit, Elba jumped at the chance.
It’s currently unknown who will be joining Elba in the sequel, though many believe Margot Robbie will return as Harley Quinn.
Gunn is set to write and direct the follow-up. who better to convey the story Gunn developed than Gunn himself. The sequel, which has the working title of ‘The Suicide Squad’ is said to have Gunn’s tonal voice to the script. The project is also being branded as a revamp rather than a straight-up sequel to David Ayer’s film. Filming is due to begin this September, and a release date of August 6, 2021, has been set.
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Even though ‘Suicide Squad’ was a flop amongst critics, the film still went on to make a staggering $746 million at the worldwide box office. It has also gone on to spawn a spin-off for Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn ‘Birds of Prey’ which will also star Mary Elizabeth-Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Rosie Perez.
Idris will next be seen in the Netflix series ‘Turn Up Charlie’ in which he also created. He has also turned his hand to rapping by featuring in Wiley’s latest ‘Boasty’ which was released today. He will also be starring as the villain in the ‘Fast and Furious’ spin-off, ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.