Deadshot might be headed to Gotham. In an interview with MTV International, “Suicide Squad” star Will Smith weighed in on whether or not he’d want to appear in Margot Robbie’s spin-off film “Gotham City Sirens.”
Asked if he was interested in the film, Smith replied, “I’d definitely love to be in it. I love Margot Robbie. I will do, like, anything she wants to do. That didn’t come out, but… it probably did. It probably came out exactly how I meant it.”
In “Suicide Squad,” Smith played Floyd Lawton, aka Deadshot, an assassin for hire. Known for his ability to hit just about any target, no matter how small, Deadshot was serving a sentence in Belle Reve in the beginning of the film, all thanks to Batman. There, he was involuntarily recruited for Task Force X, where he worked alongside characters like Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc, and — of course — Robbie’s Harley Quinn.
Over the course of the film, Deadshot and Harley Quinn build up something of a friendship, and the two received the most backstory in the movie. While “Suicide Squad” dabbled heavily in Harley’s relationship with the Joker, it also revealed Deadshot’s fondness for his daughter and his willingness to do just about anything to keep her safe. As such, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to see “Gotham City Sirens” expound on that relationship, though there are rumors of a “Deadshot” spin-off in development at Warner Bros.
Announced in May, “Gotham City Sirens” has been characterized not as a Harley Quinn solo outing or a sequel to “Suicide Squad” sequel, but rather an ensemble film that will feature several of DC Comics’ female heroes and villains. Batgirl and the Birds of Prey have been mentioned, but nothing has been confirmed. However, the title “Gotham City Sirens” references DC Comics series by Paul Dini and Guillem March, which also featured characters like Catwoman and Poison Ivy.
Margot Robbie is set not only to reprise her “Suicide Squad” role as Harley Quinn but also executive produce through her first-look deal with Warner Bros. She reportedly pitched the idea for the film to the studio. Although “Suicide Squad” received largely negative reviews, the David Ayer film surpassed the first “Iron Man” film at the global box office with a total of $318m.
“Gotham City Sirens” does not yet have a release date, but an earlier report indicates that it has been fast-tracked.
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