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Esteban Cepero

Will Smith was officially picked out to play the cinematic version of the dangerous sniper Deadshot! Smith will be joining Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Scott Eastwood, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, and Joel Kinnaman in the upcoming 2016 film " [Suicide Squad](movie:2283363) ". Fans are pumped for the new film; a very many are pleased with the cast. There are a few questions about how Will Smith fits in as Deadshot; Michael Rowe who plays Deadshot in CW's "[Arrow](series:720988)" has been the only other actor to play the role. Smith was of course a surprise choice for Floyd Lawton, but the big question is, will he be a good one?

Suicide Squad Will Smith Deadshot Fanart
Suicide Squad Will Smith Deadshot Fanart

It's fact that Will Smith has the talent to make the role his. I am Legend, Independents Day, Men In Black, Irobot, etc. In regards to playing Deadshot Will Smith recently stated:

“With this character and the DC world, I love that I’m getting the opportunity for the global definition of Deadshot. 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.”

Can Smith really define Deadshot in his own way? Can Smith show us who Deadshot really is?

Michael Rowe Deadshot (Arrow)
Michael Rowe Deadshot (Arrow)

Michael Rowe's outstanding performance in the CW's series "Arrow" as Floyd Lawton A.K.A Deadshot, has been recognized by comic fans throughout. He also spoke about Will Smith playing Deadshot and his place in Suicide Squad history:

"I've grown quite attached to it, the character and the squad. So for Will Smith to takeover Deadshot, it's gonna be fun, man, because he's gonna take the squad, and all the A-list stars, are gonna make the squad into a household name and give it the respect that it's due, so that makes me really happy. I guess if you do look at it, as we proved it on TV and it graduates into film, it does kind of take away some of the stuff that we could have done because we're sharing the property with the film, it does limit you. So there's good things and bad things for it. I think Will Smith is going to make a very interesting Deadshot so I can't wait to see what he does. I do take is as a little bit of a compliment. I didn't in the beginning, I didn't think much, but the conversations I've had with people and stuff like that, we did our job on TV, we work hard. It is a compliment to say 'Let's go to the biggest level we can with it.' Definitely a pat on the back there."

Will Smith is obviously going to be remembered in movie history as one of the greats in action movies. He's still in his prime and is known to be a true professional on set.

If Will Smith can be successful with the way he comes across as Deadshot and some of the other actors in the film such as Jared Leto as the Joker and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn can be equally successful we got a great Suicide Squad to watch.

This movie can be a serious hit and will be remembered for a long time. Will Smith spoke about the research and the work to perfectly fit this role.

“I think I haven’t explored the psychology enough of Deadshot, somebody who could take money to kill people; how he justifies that for himself. So, I still have a little bit of work to do on that.”

Fans are crazy excited to see Jared Leto as the Joker and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. I wonder If there will be a romance between the Joker and Harley Quinn as it is in the comics? After taking a look at both of the actor's work I can tell that it would be amazing to see Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto work together on screen.

Speculation states that we are getting the dark version of Joker from "Death In The Family" and "The Killing Joke".

As far as Will Smith playing Deadshot I believe that he will fit perfectly into the role on the big screen. Suicide Squad could become a huge monster for DC movies!

Let me know what you think about Will Smith being Deadshot! Also what's your opinion on the Suicide Squad movie? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to do the poll when you're done reading!



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