Idris Elba Reveals Why His Character’s Identity In ‘The Suicide Squad’ Was A Secret

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Idris Elba Reveals Why His Character’s Identity In ‘The Suicide Squad’ Was A Secret

Bloodsport actor Idris Elba has revealed why his character’s identity was kept a secret during the development of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

One of the first big pieces of news to come out of the development of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad was the reveal that Idris Elba was joining the cast. The actor was originally set to replace Will Smith as Deadshot before it was decided that he would play a new character altogether. It then became a guessing game as to which character Elba would play with theories ranging from Vigilante to Bronze Tiger.

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Last year during the DC FanDome event, we were given our first official look at James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and it was revealed that Idris Elba would be playing an almost completely unknown character known as Bloodsport. In one of the film’s trailers, it was revealed that, like in the comics, the character was put in prison for shooting Superman with a Kryptonite bullet. While speaking to ComicBook.com, Idris Elba talked about the rumors and why the identity of the character was such as secret. According to Elba, for a while, they didn’t know who he was going to play and wanted to make sure it was right before giving his role a name:

“It wasn’t more of a deception. We just needed to give it a name because we didn’t know what character from the DC Universe we were going to use. So, Vigilante just felt like a good red herring for anyone that was being nosy. And, ultimately, we really wanted to get the character right and figure out who makes sense to be in this version of the Suicide Squad. So, listen, I’m glad that people were surprised because the Deadshot character is an incredible character and should come back.”

What do you all think of Idris Elba’s explanation? Do you think Bloodsport’s identity should have been kept secret for so long? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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You can check out the synopsis for the James Gunn film below:

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad is currently scheduled to hit theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Comicbook.com

 

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‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Star Says The Studio Wanted To Kill A Hobbit

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‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Star Says The Studio Wanted To Kill A Hobbit

The Lord of the Rings star Dominic Monaghan revealed that the studio wanted director Peter Jackson to kill off one of the film’s main hobbits.

It’s been nearly twenty years since The Lord of the Rings hit theaters and it is still regarded as one of the best film trilogies ever made. At the center of the story were the four hobbits Frodo, Sam, Mary, and Pippin who, like most of the main characters in the film, survived the entire length of the trilogy. If the studio had had its way, however, at least one of the four would have been killed off.

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Inbetween film roles, Lord of the Rings star Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd have devoted their energies to a podcast based on their experiences on the films. While discussing their podcast with IGN, Monaghan revealed that, at one point, the studio pressured Peter Jackson to kill at least one of the film’s hobbit characters but didn’t go into why or when this would have happened in the films:

“It’s a good job that didn’t happen, because it would have been me. It definitely would have. There’s no way they are killing Frodo and Sam, and the only ones that would be left would be Merry and Pippin. They wouldn’t kill Pippin because Pippin has a really strong story with Gandalf. It would have definitely been me. I think Pete quite rightly was like, ‘This is a luminary piece of written work, and we need to stick close to the text.’ So, he stuck by his guns. Yeah, I’m thankful that didn’t happen.”

Which of the hobbits do you think Peter Jackson would have chosen to kill in The Lord of the Rings? Are you glad that all four survived the length of the trilogy? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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The next project based around J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth world is Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series. The series is being developed by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who will lead a writer’s room that includes Game of Thrones alum Bryan Cogman. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director J. A. Bayona is set to direct multiple episodes of the series.

Amazon has not announced a released date for The Lord of the Rings series. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

Source: IGN

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