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Bloodsport vs Deadshot - Who's in Charge of the Suicide Squad?

Someone's got to be in charge.

By Peter Hunt Szpytek

August 6, 2021

As we see more and more of The Suicide Squad, we all keep wondering how much it will have to do with the original Suicide Squad.

With the movie now out and Idris Elba appearing in the place of Will Smith, fans have a range of questions about the two different characters.

Here’s everything we know about Bloodsport vs Deadshot in The Suicide Squad.

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Bloodsport vs Deadshot

Idris Elba’s character Bloodsport is one who’s made many appearances ever since he debuted back in the 1980s as a Superman villain. Two men have taken up the mantle of the villain, Robert DuBois and Alex Trent. We don’t officially know which character Elba is playing, but as DuBois is a black man and Trent is a white supremacist, I think it’s safe to assume that this rendition of the character is Robert DuBois.

Originally, Elba was set to replace Will Smith as Deadshot from 2016’s Suicide Squad, however, as reported by Variety, his role was rewritten to make him a new character.

The confusion over Bloodsport vs Deadshot is understandable as the Suicide Squad movies have been a little all over the place. It seems like the upcoming film is in good hands with James Gunn and as we continue seeing more of it, it just keeps looking better.

Bloodsport Vs Deadshot Powers

The two Suicide Squad members (despite being in different renditions) have very similar powers.

They are both highly adept with firearms and can use this to gain a tactical advantage in whatever situation they find themselves in.

Bloodsport does have one advantage, however. Idris Elba’s character has the ability to teleport a huge array of weapons to wherever he currently is which makes him infinitely more menacing if you ask us.

More Suicide Squad

If you’re looking for more on the upcoming Suicide Squad film, we’ve got you covered. Wondering about who BlackGuard, Pete Davidson’s character, is? Check out our full coverage right here that gives you a full breakdown as to who they are and why they’re one to watch in the upcoming film.

For all things Suicide Squad, make sure to stick right here with DualShockers.

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Peter Hunt Szpytek

Peter is from Chicago. He's played more JRPG's than he can count despite being not totally great at them and you can usually find him on the weekends dropping hot in Apex Legends. When not holding a controller, he's at the gym trying to get in shape for his next cosplay.

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