Will Smith has been talking a lot about Suicide Squad lately, and we are very happy about that. The star yet again made sure to drop some juicy details about what fans should expect from the character, Deadshot, in hopes to get everyone excited about the film.
We've seen several takes on Deadshot over the past 14 years in live action. He first made an appearance on Smallville, then several appearances on Arrow. Will Smith's take on the character will be the third time we'll see him in a different setting, and according to the actor, this take will be the definitive version.
"With this character and the DC world, I love that I'm getting the opportunity for the global definition of Deadshot," said Smith. "There's been Deadshot in little appearances here and there; there's an idea, but Deadshot isn't defined, really. I get to be a part of the creation that will be the biggest historical image of Deadshot."
We doubt Arrow's Stephen Amell will take this comment lightly since he has been a stern supporter of the DC character on television. When DC announced the first standalone Flash movie and that Ezra Miller will be the actor to take the character to the big screen, Amell was not happy.
He felt TV characters would be sidelined by their big screen counterparts, and with what Will Smith had to say, this feeling might just intensify. Still, we doubt this would happen since movies with these characters would likely figure once every two years, while the TV shows are annual.
At the end of the day, however, Will Smith is determined to make sure that when DC fans think about Deadshot, he's the face that appears in their minds, and not of the character played on Arrow.
It's not going to be an easy task for Smith, but with David Ayer at the helm of the Suicide Squad, he could very well get what he wishes for.
Suicide Squad will feature the likes of Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as The Joker, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.