More than likely, The Suicide Squad will follow this pattern of only loosely drawing on the source material. He's currently in pre-production on his first feature film, Hunting Trip, and has been for a while because filmmaking is expensive. Funnily enough, Robert Pattinson was also considered for the role of Deadshot before Will Smith was chosen, and he’s playing Bruce Wayne opposite Farrell’s Penguin in The Batman. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. However, Elba’s role in The Suicide Squad was later changed to Bloodsport so that DC could keep the door open for Smith to return as Deadshot in a future movie. However, Elba’s role in The Suicide Squad was later changed to Bloodsport so that DC could keep the door open for Smith to return as Deadshot in a future movie. Bloodsport Vs Deadshot. He’s since been cast to play the Penguin in The Batman, Matt Reeves’ reboot of the Caped Crusader’s big-screen adventures. In addition to writing for Screen Rant and Comic Book Resources, covering everything from Scorsese to Spider-Man, Ben directs independent films and does standup comedy. No, he's not Deadshot, Deathstroke or Bronze Tiger. Bloodshot has 2 pistols with unlimited bullets but must reload deashot has standard gear. Close • Posted by 11 minutes ago. Elba was originally cast as Deadshot, as a replacement for Will Smith from the first movie, but Warner Bros. and director James Gunn eventually decided to have him play a new character instead, and thus enable Smith to return as the character in future should the opportunity arise. Still, producer Charles Roven has warned against trying to predict how the story will go. Gyllenhaal usually avoids big blockbusters in favor of smaller movies like Nightcrawler and Prisoners. The Suicide Squad director James Gunn used Idris Elba's recent birthday to heap praise on the actor, who will feature in the upcoming DC movie as Bloodsport. If you missed out on the DC FanDome fun, be sure to check out our breakdown of the coolest announcements and trailers from the show. The producers of Suicide Squad considered Tom Cruise for the role of Rick Flag. Along with the supervillain black ops team's roster, as well as some behind the scenes footage from The Suicide Squad, Gunn recently revealed something very promising about his and the studio's approach to the DC movie, namely that Gunn was left to craft his vision alone. He never misses a shot, that’s a given, but if he does, that’s the scariest part. Elba was later cast to replace Smith as Deadshot in James Gunn’s cross between a sequel and a reboot, The Suicide Squad. This could make for an interesting bit of back-story in the movie, if we learn DuBois has been imprisoned for attempting to assassinate Superman. Based on what we've seen of the film so far, it seems Bloodsport is still filling the same basic role/archetype as Deadshot. The Suicide Squad is scheduled to be released in the United States on August 6, 2021. Gunn took a moment to applaud the actor, not only for his performance in The Suicide Squad, but also for being a damn decent human being. Deadpool Vs Deadshot is the fifth episode in Cartoon Beatbox Battles, and the fifth episode overall (excluding live episodes). It's surely too much to hope for an actual flashback featuring Henry Cavill's Superman (though Cavill is reportedly appearing in an upcoming DCEU movie), but hinting at this history between the two characters would certainly help establish Bloodsport as a character to be feared. Mar 10, 2018 - Explore Mara's board "Deadshot", followed by 176 people on Pinterest. The original Bloodsport is named Robert DuBois. Warner Bros. considered Leonardo DiCaprio for the role of Deadshot. While Trent technically wins the fight by teleporting his weapons into the prison and killing DuBois, Trent himself is later murdered by his own gang for showing weakness in the fight. Bloodsport Vs Deadshot. Robert DuBois was plucked from obscurity by Lex Luthor, and outfitted with state of the art technology that allows … Tom Hardy was originally cast as Rick Flag in Suicide Squad, but he later had to drop out of the project when The Revenant went overschedule and he had to remain in the wilderness with Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro González Iñárritu for a few extra weeks. Begin 30 feat apart. Cooper later went on to work with DC Films as an executive producer for Joker, directed by Todd Phillips, with whom Cooper previously worked on The Hangover trilogy. Energy: Bloodsport 4 (Arsenal) Total: Deadshot 23 (Champion) They say Deadshot doesn't miss, but will the master marksman be able to make the perfect shot when his opponent is quicker on the draw? More posts from the SuicideSquad community, Press J to jump to the feed. Whatever significance Bloodsport may have to the narrative, Elba's popularity suggests he will likely feature extensively. RELATED: Suicide Squad: 5 Things James Gunn Should Change From The Original (And 5 He Should Keep The Same). At the time, Hardy said that he regretted having to turn down the role because he was at a point in his career when he didn’t want to lose work, but that’s not an issue now that he’s one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Instead, Elba is playing an obscure but still significant Superman villain named Bloodsport. He may wind up being Deadshot in all but name. However, the actor did venture into comic book movie territory last summer when he played Mysterio opposite Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Bradley Cooper was among the many A-list stars considered for the role of Rick Flag in Suicide Squad. Ironically, while DuBois is a black man, the second Bloodsport is a white supremacist named Alex Trent. A one-stop shop for all things video games. Previously, he wrote for Taste of Cinema and BabbleTop. Joaquin Phoenix ended up winning an Oscar for Joker against DiCaprio’s nomination for playing washed-up actor Rick Dalton in Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. He even finds himself locked in a boxing match with fellow prisoner DuBois. NEXT: Suicide Squad: 4 Actors Considered To Play The Joker (& 5 For Harley Quinn). © Watchr Media • All rights reserved, HBO Max's The Suicide Squad Spinoff Series Gets Robert Patrick, Jennifer Holland & More, behind the scenes footage from The Suicide Squad, The Suicide Squad Main Mission and DC Comics Location Revealed, New The Suicide Squad Images Reveal DC Comics' Creator Cameo, James Gunn Agreed to Guardians Vol. Daniel Craig was considered for the role of Deadshot, but his commitments to the James Bond franchise might have prevented his involvement. Jake Gyllenhaal was under consideration for the role of Rick Flag prior to Joel Kinnaman’s casting. I can see a reasonable argument being made for either. Ewan McGregor was also considered to play Deadshot, but he didn’t land the part and later played a different DC Comics baddie, Black Mask, opposite Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey. You know he’s up to something really, really bad. Jesse is a mild-mannered staff writer for IGN. The studio later considered DiCaprio for the role of the Joker in their standalone R-rated outing, back when they were hoping Martin Scorsese would direct instead of his pale imitator Todd Phillips. A number of A-listers were considered to play Deadshot and Rick Flag. I feel like it's inevitable if Deadshot comes back due to Bloodsport filling in his role.