Idris Elba is replacing Will Smith as Deadshot in James Gunn’s upcoming Suicide Squad sequel.
The news comes a week after Smith bowed out of the Warner Bros. Pictures’ film due to scheduling conflicts.
Elba is a fitting replacement to take on the character of Floyd Lawton, given his extensive experience in popular action films like Pacific Rim, The Dark Tower and Marvel’s Thor.
At present, Elba is the only confirmed cast member. However, it is likely that Margot Robbie and Viola Davis will return to reprise their roles as Harley Quinn and Amanda Waller respectively.