The "Suicide Squad” franchise is moving ahead with the addition of Idris Elba to the team, but the movie will now go forward without one of its main characters.
It was previously reported that Elba would be replacing Will Smith as Deadshot in the new movie, sources tell Variety that all parties have decided to move on from the Deadshot character, with Elba playing an unknown new role.
Reportedly the film makers didn't want to seem like they were disrespecting Smith by replacing him.
Although chances are slim for him to return, the decision keeps the door open for Smith to come back in the future, because his original reason for leaving had to do with scheduling and not creative differences.
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