In sending birthday wishes to the actor, the Twitter account referred to him as Will Smith’s character, Deadshot. They may have strikingly similar abilities, but there is certainly a difference between the popular DC characters Deadshot and Bloodsport.
On Monday, the Twitter account for Warner Bros, UK mixed up the two. Idris Elba, the actor who played Bloodsport in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” turned 49 years old on Monday.
Idris Elba Mistakenly Identified As Deadshot
In their good wishes to the actor, the Warner Brothers UK Twitter account erroneously identified him as Deadshot, the character formerly played by Will Smith in David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad.”
The tweet was later fixed, but heaps of fans nabbed a screenshot of the original, and the jokes started flowing freely. Zaki Hasan tweeted that the ones who know him as Deadshot might have a problem. The blunder was particularly ironic as, prior to “The Suicide Squad” releasing, rumors had been going around that Elba was indeed replacing Will Smith as Deadshot after Will Smith had confirmed he wasn’t returning for the soft reboot.
Even Elba was not astonished by them. Those rumors would be natural because Will said he wasn’t joining the second movie, so it was quite natural for audiences or fans to think that he would be taking over Deadshot because the Deadshot character lived in the other movie, Elba told ET.
Idris Elba said he was really pleased that James didn’t want to do that, he did not want to do that. Deadshot is an amazing character and Will slew it, so he was really eager the audience and fans kept that rumor going because it would be a surprise. Currently, Elba has not acknowledged the flub on Twitter, nor had “The Suicide Squad” director James Gunn.