THE SUICIDE SQUAD Star Idris Elba Says He Has A "Really Big" DC Project In The Works

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Star Idris Elba Says He Has A "Really Big" DC Project In The Works

The Suicide Squad director James Gunn recently debunked the rumor that a Bloodsport TV series was in the works, but it certainly sounds like something involving Idris Elba's mercenary is being developed.

By MarkCassidy - Aug 08, 2022 12:08 PM EST
Filed Under: The Suicide Squad

After appearing as Heimdall in several Marvel Studios movies, Idris Elba made the jump to The DCEU when he debuted as Bloodsport in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad.

Though the character did come in for some backlash for being a little too similar to Will Smith's Deadshot, Elba's formidable mercenary with a heart proved to be one of the many highlights of the film, and fans have been wondering if and when we'd see him again.

Gunn recently debunked a rumor that a Bloodsport HBO Max series was in development, but it certainly sounds like something focusing on Robert DuBois is currently in the works at Warner Bros. Discovery.

Elba actually reprised the role of Heimdall for Thor: Love and Thunder's post-credits scene, so Erik Davis asked The Wire alum if his next project was Marvel or DC-related, and the actor revealed that he has "a really big thing cooking for DC right now."

There's been some speculation that Bloodsport could show up in season 2 of Peacemaker, but Elba's comments would seem to suggest that this mysterious project will be more DuBois-focused.

Could he be referring to a direct sequel to The Suicide Squad? The movie underperformed at the box office, but it fared a lot better on HBO Max, and Peacemaker also proved to be a massive hit, so it's not outside the realm of possibility.

Elba may give us a few more details during his full interview with Davis, but for now, be sure to share your theories in the comments section.

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Blergh - 8/8/2022, 12:09 PM
I know people want shows but I'd much rather see a third movie pitting the first movie's team against the team of the second one. Have the tones of both movies clash like throwing buckets of paint against each other.

One team edgy as sh*t (Killer Croc, Joker, Deathstroke, Deadshot, Enchantress) and the other just a bunch of lovable goofballs (Ratcatcher, Harley, Weasel, King Shark & Bloodsport)
UniqNo - 8/8/2022, 12:34 PM
@Blergh - The tone of that sounds terrible. Lol
ScaryTerry - 8/8/2022, 12:36 PM
@Blergh - You beat me by approximately 25 minutes.
UniqNo - 8/8/2022, 12:33 PM
Peacemaker showed they can probably do a suicide squad tv show on a lower scale. I'll be up for that (with Elba in lead) rather than a Bloodsport show.

Looking forward to peacemaker season 2. Defintilty one of the better TV shows to have come out within the last year
ScaryTerry - 8/8/2022, 12:34 PM
Bloodsport vs Deadshot would be pretty cool with the team caught in the middle. That’s… that’s my pitch, that’s it.
GhostDog - 8/8/2022, 12:42 PM
Where's my Luther movie?! They started shooting in November, gotta be done by now.
johnnymarr - 8/8/2022, 12:45 PM
I like Elba, but his character in The Suicide Squad was a bit "meh". It felt kinda random and generic. They should have cast him as Bronze Tiger.
KurtLazner - 8/8/2022, 12:55 PM
Man of Steel 2 with him as a side villain would be dope
Th3Batman - 8/8/2022, 1:01 PM
Probably a 3rd Suicide Squad movie.
billnye69 - 8/8/2022, 1:05 PM
I don't care.
DudeGuy - 8/8/2022, 1:08 PM
I have to rewatch SS. Movie was a blast. I was just the right high for it. And King Shark pulled at my heart strings. Not to mention the rat (Sebastian?) was a riot
TheSuperMex - 8/8/2022, 1:13 PM
Should have been John Stewart. Prefect casting right there.
Antitrollpatrol - 8/8/2022, 1:42 PM
Anybody even looking forward to beast? To me it honestly looks terrible.
thedrudo - 8/8/2022, 5:07 PM
@Antitrollpatrol - Trailer is alright up until the end when he’s literally brawling with the lion 😂
CaptainDC - 8/8/2022, 1:46 PM
Peacemaker S2 makes the most sense to me. A full season dedicated to Peacemaker and Bloodsport would be epic without trying to do too much
bkmeijer1 - 8/8/2022, 2:38 PM
Think it would make sense for him to show up in Peacemaker. I bet the two of them are not done with each other just yet.
PC04 - 8/8/2022, 3:22 PM
More Idris is never a bad thing. The dude is so charismatic and just a pleasure to watch on screen. Bring on a Bloodsport show.
DiegoMD - 8/8/2022, 4:57 PM
Ummm... Could someone care to tell me why my article about this very topic was erased, and then replaced (hours later, might I add) by this one?

If there was an actual issue with my article please tell me, cause I´m just starting out and this is quite baffling.
Lokiwasright - 8/8/2022, 5:37 PM
Only guy that can work for a clumsy company and a has been company at the same time.

TheHumanSpider2 - 8/8/2022, 6:05 PM
Since I doubt Discovery will greenlight Suicide Squad 3 after how much money the previous movie lost, its probably an HBO Max series.
I dont think they are recasting him on a different DC role.
DudeGuy - 8/8/2022, 7:52 PM
Maybe he’s voicing Azrael? Long shot but a guy can dream
McMurdo - 8/10/2022, 9:15 PM
AND HERE IVE BEEN SCOOPING UP EVER SUPERMAN #4 I CAN FIND. i believed hed be back. he was so great in TSS.
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