It looks like Will Smith is down to play Deadshot in more than just "Suicide Squad." A new rumor reported by Latino Review posits that the A-list actor wants to put his multiple-film contract to use, and that means he could end up co-starring in the possible Batman film starring Ben Affleck.
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 up for playing a "major role" in the fledgeling film universe, "Batman" might be where he ends up next. The rumor also states that the decision-makers involved seem "enthusiastic" about the possibilities of Affleck and Smith starring in the new "Batman."
At this point, Ben Affleck's involvement in a solo Batman film has yet to be confirmed. Rumors have also emerged that Affleck will direct the Batman film and that he and Geoff Johns are working on the screenplay. No official word about the existence of a solo Batman film has been given, though, and Warner Bros. has not changed their shared superhero film slate since it was announced.
Will Smith will debut as Deadshot in "Suicide Squad," which opens on August 5, 2016.