Poor Will Smith.
It seems he’s developed Stockholm Syndrome from his time working with DC.
He delivered a perfectly enjoyable role in an absolutely terrible movie, but now he’s stuck. He’s seen the light outside of DC’s grimdark, bitter universe, and the colors all seem a little too bright. He wants back in.
But the studio doesn’t want him back—not yet, anyway. While a Deadshot solo movie, and a traditional Suicide Squad spin-off are both on the cards, DC is instead focusing on a Harley Quinn movie, first.
So while he watches his friend Margot Robbie get all the glory and attention, Will Smith is beginning to draw up plans for how he could squeeze his way into the movie. It shouldn’t be too hard to sneak into the movie, even if it is focusing on female supervillains.
The Fresh Prince would probably look amazing in a black leather catsuit, right?
Speaking in an interview with MTV, Smith has made a plea to Robbie to find some way to include him in the movie:
“I’d definitely love to be in it. I love Margot Robbie, I will do anything she wants to do.
“I think that didn’t come out right.
“But it probably did.”
There we go. Will Smith wants Margot Robbie to use and abuse him, and he doesn’t care how she wants to interpret that. He’ll do anything to climb back into the sweet, sweet embrace of DC Entertainment, and he doesn’t care how degrading or filthy or morally repugnant it might be.
Perhaps Smith read headlines of a movie about Harley Quinn, her on-again-off-again female lover, and Catwoman, and got overly excited. He’s probably not the only one.
But, dude, get some self-respect.
This is DC we’re talking about. Until they clean up their act and start making good movies, it’s just not worth it. There are better franchises out there.
Unless, of course, you already tried your hand at the superhero genre, and came out with Hancock.
Hmm. On second thought, Will, we get where you’re coming from. DC might be making awful movies, but at least it’s a franchise that’s going to stick around.
In a moviemaking environment where an actor is best known for their colorful costumes rather than their Oscar wins, Smith figures he’ll do whatever it takes to keep himself relevant by playing Deadshot over and over and over again.
This is the fallout of the comic book movie boom: former A-list actors begging for scraps in certifiably bad movies, just for the sake of maintaining popularity among comic book fans.
Will Smith’s best shot at keeping his career alive is to brownnose Margot Robbie.
If, you know, she’s into that sort of thing.