When ‘Suicide Squad’ premiered back in 2016, much of the criticism that revived David Ayer’s infamous story was directed at Will Smith’s character. Seeing such a reception, DC would decide to give him a second solo shot with a Deadshot movie. But after the recent incidents at the Oscars, Warner has decided to keep the film in the background.
During the presentation of the 2022 Oscar Awards, Will Smith stopped to slap comedian Chris Rock because of the joke he made on actress Jada Pinkett Smith, the actor’s wife. The consequences were immediate, and companies such as Netflix and Apple announced that they would cancel or pause some of the productions with the actor.
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It’s been a long time since there was news about ‘Deadshot’, but now, thanks to reports from Rolling Stone (via Comic Book), it has been confirmed that Warner Bros. decided to put the Will Smith tape in the background for the Extended Universe of DC. The media mentions that the price of $20 million dollars to pay the actor has been one of the main reasons.
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The reasons are supposedly the high prices that Will Smith demands from Warner for his work, so the company would have decided to pause the production of the Deadshot movie long before the actor’s recent controversy at the Awards ceremony. Oscar.
Warner considers continuing to work with Will Smith
In addition, it is mentioned that Warner is being cautious when considering working with Will Smith again in future company projects. So, with this, there would already be 4 productions in which the actor sees his work affected, after the hit in the awards, and it is believed that it might not be the last consequence in his career.
Although the actor apologized to Chris Rock and all his fans for his behavior, Will Smith decided to resign from the Academy, and now he will not be able to vote or take part in the following decisions of the organization. “I am ashamed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be,” he said in a statement.
A Morning Consult poll shows that public opinion of Will Smith has dropped considerably after his performances at the Oscars. And although he is still one of the most popular actors in the world, it is possible that studios and production companies will consider continuing to work with the actor in the near future.
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