Idris Elba has teased at a character reveal for his role in James Gunn’s upcoming DC superhero film, The Suicide Squad.
Last year it was revealed that Idris Elba was in talks to star in James Gunn’s upcoming DC film, The Suicide Squad. Originally the actor was set to replace Will Smith as Deadshot who was unable to return for the followup. It was eventually decided that the actor would play a new character in order to give Will Smith the opportunity to return to the role.
Since this reveal many have wondered what character Idris Elba will be playing in the film. Rumors have suggested that the actor will be playing Bronze Tiger in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad but no one has confirmed this to be the case. But it seems that we may not have to wait for this reveal much longer.
In a recent Tweet, Idris Elba teased that he just might reveal who he was playing in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad during the DC FanDome event. The director himself then commented on how many people have guessed at who he is playing:
Here's the craziest part. I don't think I've seen a single person online EVER guess who you're playing.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 21, 2020
What do you all make of this Tweet? Are you hoping that Idris Elba will reveal who he is playing in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Jared Leto as The Joker. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the team in his upcoming movie.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is currently set to be released on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!