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At the MTV Movie Awards, Suicide Squad actor Will Smith let interviewers know that he was more than up for taking over the Batman role for Ben Affleck, should Bruce Wayne ever find himself injured.

The actor referenced his character in Suicide Squad, Deadshot, and joked with MTV:

"There was one of the comics ... when Bruce Wayne got injured and I think Deadshot, for a couple [of issues], came in. He had to throw on the Batsuit. So I'm just saying, if they were gonna to draw from that ... I wouldn't reject it.
"I'm a team player. I'm a team player ... If they need me in a suit, I'm in it ... [Ben Affleck] can do it a couple, can do it for two or three, and then he gets injured and Deadshot can take over. For me it's the logical progression."

Smith has worked on his Batman voice just in case, as seen in the video below:

To our knowledge, Deadshot never actually took over for the Caped Crusader, but the story Smith might be referring to could be Deadshot's first appearance in Batman Issue 59, titled "The Man Who Replaced Batman."

In this early Batman tale, Deadshot is introduced as a new Gotham City vigilante who wants to take Batman's place. The Dark Knight's foiling of Deadshot's plan is what led to their decades-long rivalry that continues to this day.

Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5, 2016.

(Source: MTV)


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