There is a rumor about the solo Batman movie in regard to Will Smith’s involvement. Smith has just finished up filming his role as Deadshot in Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer, according to a report by Latino Review. If his take on the part is well-recieved — and that’s a big if — he could be joining Ben Affleck in a solo Batman comic book movie. Though we all know the original dynamic duo has always been Batman and Robin, Batman and Deadshot could be a pretty interesting team-up, as well, if it comes to fruition.
Ben Affleck as Batman wasn’t well-received by fans at first, but the recent Batman v. Superman trailer may be swaying fans with its impressive scenes, especially with a closer look at the Wonder Woman character played by Gal Gadot. The film seems to be Warner Brothers’ means of catching up to Marvel Studios’ phase system and their already much-longer list of existing Marvel movies. It looks like the company intends on not holding out for solo origin films and going straight for super hero team-ups. Could this dynamic duo work out well?
Smith has already signed on as Deadshot to make more than one showing on screen and it sounds like Smith is quite eager to be a part of the franchise. If the rumor turns to confirmation, this would mean a team-up between the caped crusader and the dead-eyed Deadshot. Latino Review had this to report about the rumor and what is speculated of Will Smith’s movie role.
“Right now as per my sources IF things pan out Will Smith may join Ben Affleck in his solo Batman movie, which might not end up being so solo. If Deadshot joins the Bat in the movie, it will be for a “major role” for a “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” scenario.”
The Batman solo film is also rumored to be co-written and directed by Affleck, himself, according to Screen Rant. Alter ego to Deadshot, Floyd Lawton, will likely not have a small part in the movie, either. One would imagine Smith might be pretty excited since his already rumored enthusiasm has been buzzing about when it comes to his involvement in the DC Cinematic Universe. It also seems that Warner Brothers has figured out how to provide a gateway to the team up of the two-part Justice League movie.
A previous rumor of the Batman movie inclusion of Will Smith’s Deadshot didn’t quite line up with this most recent report by Screen Rant. The new rumor seems to conflict with an older report/rumor regarding the Batman solo movie that would follow the comic book version arc of “Under the Red Hood.” Apparently in that story, Robin is no longer Bruce’s sidekick and attempts to “call out” he and the Joker for a reunion between the two. With that said, there looks to be no inclusion of Deadshot in such a story arc, but there is “evidence” that director Zack Snyder would including some kind of dead Robin story in Batman v. Superman.
Batman V Superman poster in I Am Legend. No saying Will Smith's a prophet but Enemy of the State already came true. pic.twitter.com/1vrOaH3vo4— The Wee Man (@ThatWeeMan) December 2, 2015
Suicide Squad also stars Affleck as his character was seen in a YouTube video atop the Joker’s car. Jared Leto was in the driver’s side while Margo Robbie, as Harley Quinn, was in the passenger’s seat. David Ayer was filming most of the outside scenes in Toronto and people on the side were able to film with their smart phones to their hearts content, thus leaking the contents of the takes online, according to Cinema Blend.
Will Smith’s Deadshot character, though not usually considered among the “upper tier” of heroes, may not be well known to fans who haven’t read the comics. For those who want to know about the DC Comics version of the character, he does tie into Batman’s Gotham City world as a vigilante, as well. He never shot to kill, but also never missed his targets. Similarities in Deadshot, rather Floyd Lawton’s, lifestyle pretty much paralleled Bruce Wayne’s having also grown up in a wealthy family, according to Screen Rant.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie opens in theaters on March 25, 2016, but are you looking forward to seeing Will Smith in the upcoming Suicide Squad move? What about Deadshot’s possible inclusion in Affleck’s own directed and co-written solo Batman comic book movie? Compared to the comic crossover, how do you think they’ll work together?
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