The DCCU is just starting to grow, and will start expanding even further with two films next year: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. The latter will also have Batman appear for a sizable role. Also appearing in that film is Will Smith in a supporting role – of all things – as DC’s top assassin, Deadshot. The character has been known to never miss, and has often crossed paths with other DC characters.
Though it is not clear how much screentime Smith will get in Suicide Squad, sharing it with an ensemble of villains, it’s likely that he won’t be the star of the film. So now it is starting to look like Smith may be more involved in the DCU beyond his role in Suicide Squad. According to a new rumor, there is a good chance that Smith may reprise his role as Deadshot in the upcoming Batman film starring Ben Affleck. More on the story below.
Latino Review, which has a good track record with scoops, was the first to break the rumored news.
According to them, Smith, who is rumored to be signed on for multiple DC films, is reportedly “psyched about being part of a massive superhero universe.” If that is the case, then there is a strong chance that Deadshot could appear in Affleck’s Batman film, although it still not clear if Affleck will direct the film. However, since the film is scheduled for a 2018/2019 release, it is still to early for anything to be confirmed.
The site adds that if Deadshot joins the Bat in the movie, it will be for a “major role” for a The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly scenario. Seeing that Batman has questionable methods to stopping crime, Deadshot is a contract killer, and Joker is a psychopath, who can really tell who is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
Looking at the two actors, the untitled Batman film has the potential to be another A-list starring film one that could be compared to the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Both parties are very interested in the film, and if there is any more talk on these rumors, you can be sure that we will be continuing to report on them.
A little background on Deadshot: the assassin’s real name is Floyd Lawton, a master marksman who is best recognized for his cybernetic enhanced eye that he wears to guarantee a kill. Capable of using a variety of weapons, Deadshot is particularly fond of sniper rifles and using his wrist-mounted guns.
[Source: Latino Review]