After the takeover of David Zaslav as the chief of Warner Bros. Discovery, there have been many changes happening in the organization. From canceling an almost finished Batgirl to the alleged controversial cancellation of minorities by the chief of Warner Bros. Discovery, the new Chief has seen it all. Following the inclusion of minorities, Idris Elba is also reportedly in the works for a new DC project lined up.
Idris Elba picked up by DC for a new project
Idris Elba is known for movies like Hobbs & Shaw (2019), Luther, and The Suicide Squad. While recently promoting his movie Beast, he was interviewed by Erik Davis (from Fandango & Rotten Tomatoes) about his upcoming projects which the actor replied gladly.
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The tweet seemingly confirms that the Hobbs & Shaw actor is indeed working with DC to bring something big. Fans were quite impressed with his portrayal of Bloodsport in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad (2021). A spinoff about the bloody battle between Bloodsport and the protector of Gotham City Batman would be much appreciated.
NEW: I just spoke with Idris Elba about his new film #Beast. I asked what we’ll see him in next – a Marvel project or DC, and he said DC. He said he’s got a really big thing cooking for DC right now. 👀 Full interviews for BEAST will drop soon & my reaction drops tonight pic.twitter.com/Fmabs6jTnC
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) August 8, 2022
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Warner Bros. Discovery in the public eye under new management
The new chief David Zaslav was the reason behind the $90 million canceled film Batgirl. The president however did give a valid reason about how the quality of the movie was not up to the par that he had set in his mind. He also stated that he would like to pursue further and deeper into the core DC present i.e., Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, etc.
It is a very likely possibility that Idris Elba will be allegedly reprising the role of Bloodsport in the upcoming project. He was much lauded and appreciated for his role as Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad (2021) and is a logical option for DC to do right now.
There are currently no details regarding the role of Idris Elba in the upcoming DC project.