In a matter of minutes, the Suicide Squad had to introduce a slew of new characters. That involved some excellent storytelling from writer/director James Gunn. To help establishthe team's new leader, Bloodsport, he tossed off the character's criminal past in a single line: he was convicted because he shot Superman with a kryptonite bullet, which the audience immediately understood is something only an assassin of the highest caliber (sorry) could
Idris Elba, the guy who played Bloodsport, believes that this line is more than a quick amount of self-discovery. In a video withVariety, he said, "I would definitely like to tell the Superman story." There's no doubt: Bloodsport versus Superman. It's critical.
The Suicide Squad future, and the wholeDC film universe, is currently in the air or orbit around the Earth somewhere. Warner Bros. has several high-profile releases including Black Adam, Fury of the Gods, andThe Flash, but they have also canceled at least one movie that was in production. Gunn is currently back on Marvel forGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, leaving the rest of the Suicide Squads re-occurring.
It's also not entirely clear who is or would play Superman inany DC project at the moment, so if Idris Elbadid convinces Warners executives to accept Superman, he might need to find someone to take the role first. In the meantime, Elba will be seen in the survival thrillerBeast, which opens in theaters on August 19.