Like just about everyone else in Thor: Ragnarok, Idris Elba has been deemed a suitable replacement for filling Will Smith’s suit. THR is reporting that Elba is in talks to join Suicide Squad 2, filling the Deadshot role Smith departed last week. It’s said writer-director James Gunn has already met with the actor—his and the Warner Bros.’ “first and only choice” for the part.
Rumors suggest Deadshot and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn are some of the few returning characters, Gunn largely trading out the rotating Suicide Squad lineup. So it’s anyone’s guess who Michael Rooker is going to inevitably play.