Movie Characters Who Were Perfectly Cast (The Second Time)

Movie Characters Who Were Perfectly Cast (The Second Time)

Will Smith played the assassin in the original Suicide Squad.

Instead, it looks as though someone else will shoulder the character's rifle, as Idris Elba is now in line to replace the departing Smith.

It is reported Idris Elba met with director James Gunn on Friday and that the meeting went so well that talks began with Warner Bros. immediately.

James Gunn, who was sacked from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy franchise for old tweets joking about rape and pedophilia, signed on to write and potentially direct the sequel late past year.

The Suicide Squad is due for release in August 2021.

Lionel Messi Back For Argentina After Eight Month Absence
His absence from Argentina's six fixtures since the World Cup had led to speculation a second retirement may be imminent, but it appears the 31-year-old will now play for his country until at least this summer's tournament in Brazil.

Jets, Cardinals out of Antonio Brown sweepstakes, three new teams in
The Steelers' asking price for Brown appears to include a minimum of a first-round pick, plus additional compensation. The Washington Redskins have been linked to Brown, though making a trade could be hard due to their cap situation.

United Kingdom police probe suspicious package, day after letter bombs
Several buildings at the University of Glasgow were evacuated and nearby roads closed after the discovery on Wednesday morning. A cordon was put in place and some buildings were evacuated until it was determined the package "posed no risk".

Variety reports that Elba is Warner Bros. fella of choice to replace Smith, who exited the maligned DC Comics movie franchise late last month citing some very convenient "scheduling conflicts".

Robbie will reportedly return as Harley Quinn in the sequel.

Production on the follow-up - which has been titled "The Suicide Squad" and is thought to be a reboot of sorts rather than a direct sequel - is planned to start later this year.

The movie would come in the middle of an action boom for Elba, who next plays the villain in the Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. That version of the project reportedly fell apart because the story was almost identical to Birds of Prey and O'Connor dropped off the project when the Harley Quinn-centric film was given the green light first. He's also set to host this coming weekend's edition of Saturday Night Live.

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