Will Smith On Playing Deadshot; Teases Unique Ending For ‘Suicide Squad’

With Batman v Superman released earlier last month, DC and Warner Bros. are gearing up for the next film in the DC cinematic Universe, Suicide Squad. The film focuses on a group of super-villains (mostly Batman villains) assembled by A.R.G.U.S. director Amanda Waller who sends the team on covert missions to shave time off of their prison sentences, should they survive. The Squad consists Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Katana, Deadshot, and others. While on the red carpet for WB’s presentation at Cinema Con earlier this week, Deadshot actor Will Smith had a chance to talk with ComicBook about playing the deadly assassin in the DCEU.

“It was rally great to play this particular character with this particular group of people with this director. David Ayer, he’s created this big, gigantic world – this Batman world. But he was also focused on the characters. So, to do the level of character work that he was willing to do with understanding an assassin and then how that assassin interacts with the Joker and Harley Quinn…It was great…It wasn’t just fun in terms of the little boy elements of running around, jumping, and shooting. It was fun to treat Deadshot like a real person.”


The actor also gave a small hint to the ending of Suicide Squad. Without giving away any spoilers, he spoke about how the film will have a very unique ending.

“The ending of the movie -spoiler free – the ending of the movie is a really unique way to have everybody collide. I’d never been in a scene like this with as many different elements as take place in the final sequence. It’s very cool.”

The existence of a unique ending for the movie might have something to do with that big secret that director David Ayer was talking about. Could the ending involve new Batman villains, Batfamily characters, or the resurrection of a character how has died? Whatever it is, we’ll have to wait until August 5th when the movie releases.

Suicide Squad: It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen to their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?