Little was known about The Suicide Squad prior to DC FanDome. Some assumed Idris Elba would replace Will Smith as Bloodshot. Turns out, director James Gunn decided to go in a different direction. During The Suicide Squadpanel at DC FanDome, a teaser video confirmed that Elba will play Bloodsport, a mercenary and one of Superman’s many foes.
Who is Bloodsport? In the comics, Bloodsport was first introduced as Robert DuBois in 1987’s Superman Vol. 2 #4. After learning that his brother enlisted to fight in his place, DuBois had a breakdown and subsequently became obsessed with the Vietnam War. DuBois was later persuaded by Lex Luthor to kill Superman, believing the Man of Steel to be the root of all evil and the one responsible for DuBois and his brother’s state.