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Suicide Squad member tipped for Batman solo movie…

December 10th, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments


Ben Affleck’s standalone Batman film, which he is rumoured to direct as well as star in, is taking shape nicely. After appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League Part One, Affleck will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne for a standalone film and this latest rumour is very exciting indeed.

Yes, it looks like Will Smith is down to play Deadshot in more than just Suicide Squad. A new rumour reported by Latino Review claims that the A-list actor wants to put his multiple-film contract to use and will do so by starring alongside Affleck in the solo Batman flick.

Smith will make his debut as Deadshot in 2016’s Suicide Squad, which is the first of many films Warner Bros. has signed him up for. Since the actor is reportedly set to play a “major role” in the fledgeling film universe, Batman might be where he ends up next.

At this point, Ben Affleck’s involvement in a solo Batman film has yet to be confirmed, but we believe it be only a matter of time. Geoff Johns and Affleck are currently working on the screenplay.

This is what the report in Latino-Review via Squareeyed says about it: Nothing’s locked down completely, but most of the involved parties seem enthusiastic. Getting Deadshot and Batman to join forces in a movie isn’t nearly as hard as landing two A-list actors like Smith and Affleck in one movie (that Affleck will likely direct), and could be another Batman V Superman sized event instead of just another entry into the canon of Batman films.

Will Smith will debut as Deadshot in “Suicide Squad,” which opens on August 5, 2016.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.