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Rumor: Will Smith’s Deadshot Joining Affleck’s Batman Movie?

Latino Review is reporting that the powers-that-be over at Warner Bros. are looking to cash-in on Will Smith‘s excitement over his role as Deadshot in Suicide Squad, as well as his multi-film contract in the role.  How do they want to proceed going forward? While I’m sure a Suicide Squad sequel will be in the cards if David Ayer’s film performs well next summer, it looks like we could next see Floyd Lawton strutting about Gotham City in the untitled solo Batman film that is reportedly in the works.

Nothing has been made official yet about a new solo Batman movie, but the current word on the street (if you will) is that Ben Affleck will direct and star in a new Batman picture in a few years time.  The actor/director is reportedly working on a script with DC head honcho Geoff Johns.  Both The Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) are also rumored to be in the project, which may or may not center on the death and resurrection of fallen Robin, Jason Todd.  If most of this proves true, the film will almost serve as Suicide Squad 1.5.

There are a LOT of almosts, maybes, reportedlys, and supposedlys in this piece.  Simply put, that’s because everything is in flux.  The project is far enough away on the horizon that anything could change at a moments notice.  Actors could become unavailable, necessitating rewrites (or even recasting).  The scripts could be drastically altered if those in power decide to take a different path with the story.  There’s also the chance that Affleck could decide to stick to Justice League movies and the occasional cameo, forgoing a solo franchise for his portrayal of Batman.  Still, it’s fun to sometimes find out where a studio’s head is at in terms of what may or may not be heading our way.

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