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Will Smith’s Deadshot from ‘Suicide Squad’ to join forces with Ben Affleck in new Batman movie

Published Dec 11th, 2015 8:59AM EST
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Image: Latin-Review

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Comic book fans have a busy year ahead as more adventures from the Marvel and the DC Comics universes await. Suicide Squad and Batman v. Superman are just two of the highly anticipated superhero action titles hitting the big screen in 2016, but forget them for a second, because there’s an even hotter rumor in the movie world.

It appears that Will Smith will bring his Deadshot character from Suicide Squad to a new standalone Batman movie starring Ben Affleck, who’s also expected to direct.

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The news comes from Latino Review, which reports that Will Smith signed on for multiple Deadshot appearances. That means he’ll likely appear in various movies in the coming years, and teaming up with Batman sounds like a very exciting proposition.

If Deadshot joins Batman in the movie, it’ll be a “major role,” the site says, for a “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” scenario.

The new Batman movie might similar to Batman v. Supermen, focusing on multiple superheroes (and villains) rather than a new movie in the Batman saga.

And if you’re wondering whether Batman and Deadshot can really work together, well, then you should know they partner up in the comics as well. They did so most recently in this year’s issue 23 of Batman: Arkham Knight.

You can see the trailer for Suicide Squad at this link, and a trailer for Batman v. Superman at this link.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.