Rumour: Suicide Squads Deadshot will appear in Ben Afflecks solo Batman movie

Though Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been grabbing the headlines of late, there are those who are even more excited for Warner Bros & DC's other big comic book movie of 2016 - Suicide Squad. One of the stars is Will Smith and a new rumour suggests that his Deadshot could be appearing in another DC film before long.

Latino Review is reporting that Smith is in negotiations to join Ben Affleck's solo Batman movie The Batman. The story goes on to say that it would be a "major role" and we may be getting a "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly scenario", which could see the Dark Knight teaming up with the marksman to take down a villain.

It's worth noting that this is all speculation right now, but a team-up between Affleck's Batman and Smith's Deadshot would be huge news and would make for another supersized superhero movie for Warner Bros. We're looking forward to seeing what each actor will bring to their characters next year.

Directed by David Ayer and starring Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, and Joel Kinnaman, Suicide Squad will open in the UK and US on 5 August 2016. While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will arrive in UK and US cinemas on March 25 2016. Check out our analysis of the latest trailer below...

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.