UPDATE: It looks like we’ll have to wait a bit more on Bloodsport’s future in the DCEU, as The Suicide Squad director James Gunn took to Twitter to share that there is no project currently in development. While he did state we can expect more from the character in the future, he denies that anything has currently moved forward:
It would appear the rivalry between Bloodsport and Peacemaker won’t stop on the big screen. An exclusive report from My Cosmic Circus indicates Idris Elba’s fan favorite mercenary could follow in Peacemaker’s footsteps and get his own spin-off from The Suicide Squad. While no further information could be learned at this time, the report does mention that Elba has expressed enthusiasm towards returning to the Bloodsport role before. This makes the actor’s potential return more likely, and he even revealed what he’d like to see the spin-off entail:
It wouldn’t be next, it would be what came before. I would be really interested to see why he went to jail, why did he shoot Superman. I would love to see that narrative come alive
It’s not known if the spin-off would be a theatrical film or yet another HBO Max original, but a duel between Elba and Henry Cavill’s Superman seems like something people would turn up for. The character of Robert DuBois has a relatively long history in the comics, so there’s a fairly decent amount that the project’s developers could draw from. Until then, director James Gunn’s first Suicide Squad spin-off Peacemaker is set to debut on HBO Max sometime in 2022. Perhaps Bloodsport could be one of the filmmaker’s next projects after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
Source: Cosmic Circus