THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Debunks Report That A Bloodsport Spinoff Is In Development

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Debunks Report That A Bloodsport Spinoff Is In Development

A rumor did the rounds earlier today that a The Suicide Squad spinoff focusing on Idris Elba's Bloodsport is in the works at Warner Bros., but director James Gunn has now weighed-in on Twitter.

By MarkCassidy - Aug 30, 2021 12:08 PM EST
Filed Under: The Suicide Squad

Though comparisons to Will Smith's Deadshot were unavoidable (and valid, to a degree), Robert Dubois, aka Bloodsport, proved to be one of the many highlights of The Suicide Squad and emerged as the closest thing the movie had to a primary protagonist.

For that reason, fans have been wondering when/if they'd get to see the tech-savy mercenary in action again, and there was a lot of excitement online when a rumor that a Bloodsport project (the report didn't state whether it was a movie or series) gained some traction earlier today.

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any truth to the story, as director James Gunn has debunked the report on Twitter - though he did add that there is a "possibility of seeing more Bloodsport in the near future."

The Suicide Squad underperformed at the box office, but it is currently the most-watched DC Comics movie on HBO Max, and if the upcoming Peacemaker show proves to be a hit, there's every chance WB will decide to revisit some of the other members of Task Force X down the line. Plus, Elba has expressed interest in exploring his character's history with Superman.

What do you guys think? Would you be interested in a Bloodsport spinoff?

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manofillintent1 - 8/30/2021, 12:50 PM
Too late
IronGenesis - 8/30/2021, 12:56 PM
Want to see Bloodsport use a Bullet so small it gives Hank Pym an erection!

PapaSpank54 - 8/30/2021, 1:14 PM
@IronGenesis - .......
inkniron - 8/30/2021, 1:03 PM
The comparisons to Deadshot were very avoidable, they just chose to cross out his name and basically insert Bloodsport's. They could have made it more focused on his bad ass weaponry and armor, explaining how LexCorp developed it from alien technology, maybe even throw in the teleporting aspect. Instead they made him heavily reliant on wrist mounted guns like Deadshot. Then you give him a different motivation other than his daughter and voilà, it's a much different character.
Arthorious - 8/30/2021, 2:49 PM
@inkniron - yeah he pretty much was dead shot in this movie (which is ok I guess didn’t take away much from my movie going experience) however it would be cool to see his weapons teleport to him like in the comics
DaHyro - 8/30/2021, 2:49 PM
@inkniron - I mean, it’s pretty obvious he hit Find + Replace. He’s got a relationship with Rick Flag and even has a daughter (Deadshot’s kid would probably be the same age at this point)
inkniron - 8/30/2021, 4:00 PM
@Arthorious - It didn't detract from the movie and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. I just wish they had given just a little effort to distinguish the 2.

I'm no writer but give me a couple people to bounce ideas off of, a couple beers and and afternoon and I'm sure we could have punched it up a bit.
Arthorious - 8/30/2021, 6:16 PM
@inkniron - agreed they could have made the two a bit more distinguishable. It would be awesome to have seen the teleporting functionality of his weapons portrayed in live action
Slotherin - 8/30/2021, 7:13 PM
@inkniron - they definitely adapted him from Deadshot but it worked for me in that he was basically a foil to Deadshot in a way from the hero he was associated with to his relationship with his daughter
soberchimera - 8/30/2021, 1:10 PM
WB seems to be happy with the HBO Max viewership, so hopefully we get a sequel of some kind in the future. Maybe an adaptation of the Janus Directive where Waller is impersonated and the various intelligence agencies within the DCU are at war with each other. (Task Force X, Checkmate, Force of July, Project Atom, etc.)
BlackIceJoe - 8/30/2021, 1:12 PM
I personally would prefer to see Deathstroke get his own movie or tv series over Bloodsport, but that could just be me.
Slotherin - 8/30/2021, 7:11 PM
@BlackIceJoe - nah, I'd rather they followed up on that setup than do a Bloodsport movie
GhostDog - 8/30/2021, 1:12 PM
They’ll have to fight him for it
MosquitoFarmer - 8/30/2021, 1:13 PM
I'm tired of all these rumor spinoffs and feature projects that just keep showing up like lint in a belly button.
GhostDog - 8/30/2021, 1:33 PM
@MosquitoFarmer - same. Everything has a spin-off now if there’s one character people think should have one.

It’s always debunked anyway.
bkmeijer2 - 8/30/2021, 2:14 PM
@BlackBeltJones - was about to say the same. Guess the current sequel/spin-off/prequel/reboot/remake climate of Hollywood really makes it easy to assume there's another one in the works
ModHaterSLADE - 8/30/2021, 1:17 PM
Definitely wanna see more of him and Ratcatcher. They make an awesome duo.
Ha1frican - 8/30/2021, 1:19 PM
I still want a John Wick style Deadshot movie.
TheLobster - 8/30/2021, 1:31 PM
I would like a Deadshot movie but after how badly TSS is tanking at the Box Office? Lol no way

It sucks too since TSS is a really solid film. I blame the always terrible WB for [frick]ing this up.
tmp3 - 8/30/2021, 1:33 PM
Elba was so bad-ass in this
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