After we just learned that The Batman will reportedly be going into production early next year, we now have another interesting rumor about a key DC Comics character appearing in the film. That character? Will Smith’s Deadshot.
In a recent article from Latino Review (that was taken down) the site said that Smith’s Deadshot would have a major role. It’s also worth nothing that the report said it was rumble behind the scenes at this point and that it’d happen IF things pan out. The report also stated that Deadshot in the film would create a The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly type-of-scenario.
It’s worth nothing that in the case of The Batman, the film has undergone so many different changes, that it’s hard to keep up with what’s going to actually happen until it’s actually happening.
Ben Affleck penned an entire script – only to have Matt Reeves come in and start from scratch.
Reeves has said he hopes to focus on the Detective side of Batman:
“What I see in Batman that I find so interesting is that, in a way, he reminds me of Caesar, in that he is a character with a really troubled past who is grappling within himself to try to do the right thing in a really imperfect world, in a corrupt world. That provides an opportunity, again, if you want to take that point-of-view storytelling — and I can imagine the story as being like a noir. The originals from the golden age were detective stories. I think if you can marry that with the personal, there’s a chance to do something very exciting.”
We’ll see Batman next in November’s Justice League.