A couple of days ago, Idris Elba, the actor we recently saw on the big screen thanks to The Suicide Squad from James Gunn, turned 49 years old. The Warner Bros UK social account did not miss the opportunity to wish the actor a happy birthday, but swapping Will Smith’s character, Deadshot, with Idris Elba’s, Robert DuBois / Bloodsport.
Warner Bros mistakes Idris Elba for Deadshot wishing the actor a happy birthday
Here are the tweets that testify to the mistake and the mostly amused reaction of the fans to the incident:
The ones who know him as Deadshot might have a problem. pic.twitter.com/LdNChuCUoK
– Zaki Hasan (@zakiscorner) September 6, 2021
Yikes… Deadshot may never miss but it seems WB sure does… lol https://t.co/DzjjAKwsIc
– DamnDanJustDoIt! 😈 (@DanDDoes) September 6, 2021
The ones who know him as Deadshot, are one of the big reasons why the black community don’t care for WB. pic.twitter.com/ZvQDozl9Y2
– Daniel Hennessy (@DK_Hennessy) September 6, 2021
The person running the @WarnerBrosUK Twitter account was like: “Is it Bloodsport or Deadshot? 🤔Fuck it, I’ll just do both because I’m not in the mood to Google it.” ¯ _ (ツ) _ / ¯ pic.twitter.com/Zccp8U3Hdl
– Derek the Fully Vaccinated (@i__m__kered) September 6, 2021
Sure, we could argue that both actors were part of the Suicide Squad franchise, or that their character’s name looks a lot alike but, as many have noted on the web, are mistakes that Warner Bros, also considered the his past with DC movies and the problems he had with his actors, he could avoid committing easily.
Plot and details of The Suicide Squad: Mission Suicide
Welcome to hell, that is to Belle Reve, the prison with the highest death rate in the United States, where the worst supervillains are held, who will do anything to get out – even join the super secret and dark Task Force X. The motto of the day is ‘O la va or la spacca’: a number of scammers gather, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and the most beloved psycho of all, Harley Quinn. Then arm themselves heavily and drop (literally) on the remote island of Corto Maltese, full of enemies. Venturing into a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerilla forces, the Squad will be involved in a search and destruction mission, under the leadership of Colonel Rick Flag on the ground … and the directives of Amanda Waller’s government tech experts in the ears, who they follow their every move. And as always, with every false move they risk death (at the hands of their opponents, a teammate or Waller herself). If you want to bet on it, the payout is against them – against each of them.
The film stars Margot Robbie (“Birds of Prey”, “Bombshell – La Voce dello Scandal”), Idris Elba (“Avengers: Infinity War”), John Cena (the upcoming HBO Max series “Peacemaker”, “Bumblebee “), Joel Kinnaman (” Suicide Squad “), Jai Courtney (the” Divergent “franchise), Peter Capaldi (” World War Z “, BBC” Doctor Who “), David Dastmalchian (the upcoming” Dune “,” Ant-Man and the Wasp “), Daniela Melchior (” Parque Mayer “), Michael Rooker (the” Guardians of the Galaxy “films), Alice Braga (” Elysium “), Pete Davidson (” The King of Staten Island “,” Saturday Night Live “), Joaquín Cosio (” Spider-Man: A New Universe “,” Narcos: Mexico “), Juan Diego Botto (” The Europeans “), Storm Reid (” The Invisible Man “,” In the Folds of time “,” Euphoria “), Nathan Fillion (” Guardians of the Galaxy “,” The Rookie “on TV), Steve Agee (” Angel of Evil – Brightburn “,” Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 “), Sean Gunn ( the films “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and “Avengers”), Mayling Ng (“Wonder Woman”), Flula Borg (“Ral ph breaks the Internet “), Jennifer Holland (” The Evil Angel – Brightburn “, the upcoming HBO Max series” Peacemaker “) and Tinashe Kajese (the TV series” Valor “,” The Inspectors “), with Sylvester Stallone ( the “Rocky”, “Rambo” and “The Mercenaries – The Expendables” franchises) and Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, “Suicide Squad”).
Gunn (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films) directed the film from his own screenplay, based on characters from DC. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Peter Safran, while Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo, Nikolas Korda and Richard Suckle are executive producers.