Yesterday, the exciting news broke that Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie and Suicide Squad director David Ayer would team up once more to produce a Gotham City Sirens movie featuring top DC female villains (though it's unknown whether the movie will have anything else to do with the comic of the same name). Now, it seems that Warner Bros may also be developing a Deadshot spinoff starring Will Smith.
OR ARE THEY?
The news comes from Heroic Hollywood, who write in a headline, "Warner Bros. Developing Deadshot Spinoff Movie With Will Smith." In the article itself, they write, "After the success of Suicide Squad, it is being reported by The Hollywood Reporter that Warner Bros will be moving forward with a Deadshot spinoff movie, starring Will Smith."
But a quick glance at The Hollywood Reporter article in question, which was in fact the source of the Gotham City Sirens news, shows that a Deadshot film is only mentioned in passing in one of the final paragraphs, and it seems Heroic Hollywood may have been not-so-heroically exaggerating:
The studio is still developing a Suicide Squad sequel as well as looking into a spinoff featuring Deadshot, the assassin character played by Will Smith. But this project was the furthest along, and with Robbie's Quinn having received near universal praise for Squad, this was the most natural project for Ayer with which to make his Warners return.
Yeah, not quite the same thing. So is Warner Bros actively developing a Deadshot spinoff? No, it doesn't seem they are. Are they considering doing one in the future? That sounds more like what's actually going on.
This is how rumors get started, folks. That's why you should only get your baseless speculation and gossip mongering right here at Bleeding Cool.