Idris Elba to play new character in Suicide Squad sequel

Cape Town - Idris Elba will reportedly no longer be replacing Will Smith as Deadshot in the Suicide Squad sequel and will instead play an entirely different character.

Variety reports that director James Gunn has decided to move on from the Deadshot character. 

The publication further reports that removing the character was the best way to move forward and that the team didn't want to disrespect Will, who helped bring the character to life. 

It is still unclear who Idris will play.