When Gunn began development on his sequel to David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad, many wondered who would return for Task Force X latest outing, especially the movies leading stars. When it was confirmed that few would return such as Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Joel Kinnaman it was reported that Will Smith would not be returning in the sequel and that Idris Elba had been cast in what was to be Smiths role. Initially it was believed that Elba would taking up the role of Deadshot but that was soon revealed to not be the case and the role was a mystery.
Speculation began with the obvious choice of Bronze Tiger, but rumors began to swirl of Elba being Adrian Chase, aka the Vigilante. Today it was revealed at the panel that Elba will indeed portray the villanous Bloodsport, a lesser known mercenary from the DC universe and the mantle has been taken up by multiple characters.
The Suicide Squad is set for release on August 6th, 2021. If you missed the first one, there will be two encore screenings of the panel on the DC Fandome website.