Idris Elba is stepping in for Will Smith as Deadshot in the sequel to “Suicide Squad.”  Variety is reporting that Smith could not play the role because of scheduling conflicts.  The original Suicide Squad grossed nearly 750-million dollars worldwide.  Warner Brothers decided on Elba, who appeared in HBO’s The Wire and BBC’s Luther, for the DC Comics film scheduled for release in August of 2021.  Elba is appearing in the upcoming Netflix series “Turn Up Charlie” and in the film “Hobbs and Shaw,” a Fast and Furious spinoff.  He is also scheduled to appear with Taylor Swift, James Corden and Jennifer Hudson in a screen version of the hit musical, “Cats.”

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