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I refuse – REFUSE! – to believe Idris Elba is playing Deathstroke in Suicide Squad sequel

May 11th, 2019 by Marc Comments

OK, i’m gonna put my line on this one… there’s a rumour online that Idris Elba is playing Deathstroke AKA Slade Wilson in the Suicide Squad sequel.

He’s not. I refuse to believe it.

We already have an awesome Slade Wilson in the DC Cinematic universe in the form of Joe Manganiello (above) who was briefly introduced in the Justice League post-credit scene and was set to be the main villain in Ben Affleck’s Batman standalone movie before, well, you know the rest.

However, Manganiello’s Deathstroke is established in the universe now so we seriously doubt Elba will be playing him.

The reason? Well, apparently his character has a daughter, which is likely why he was originally Deadshot (previously played by Will Smith in the first Suicide Squad movie) and, yes, Deathstroke does has a daughter, but there’s a lot of those floating around the DC Universe.

Now, don’t get us wrong, Elba would rock the hell out of either Deathstroke or Deadshot, but honestly, I doubt he’ll be either; in fact, for the sake of continuity, I hope he’s a different character altogether.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….