Actor Michael Rowe is not a happy man as the television star let his thoughts be known on the failure of Suicide Squad. Playing the small screen version in the DC universe, Rowe portrayed Deadshot, an ambiguous villain who would be killed off in season 3 of Arrow. All in order to make room for blockbuster star Will Smith to give his take in the hyped 2016 feature.
Speaking with TheMirror in the UK press, Rowe let it be known about his grudge to only heighten tensions between the film and t.v. departments of DC. And this insight won't help either party. As Suicide Squad was given all the attention for marketing to leave Arrow and other television spinoffs in the shadows, the Canadian made a poor attempt of appearing let down with the movie, while secretly beaming at the flop.
Rowe said he "really wanted the movie to succeed" before taking an intentionally long extended pause. No need to read between the lines there.
Studio Put Breaks On TV Version Of Harley Quinn
This wasn't the only disappointment for Arrow, in regards to having the cinema department dictate the direction of the series. Actress Willa Holland, who plays Thea in the show, explained that Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn was all set to feature in the series until the brakes were firmly slammed on that idea.
"We had big plans for Harley. But, I guess something came down from DC execs that told us to shut it down," said Holland. "I mean we had that tease with the pigtails and the ARGUS outfit but, we'll never see it. We would love to (have) Harley in Arrow, but it will never happen."
Smith Also Dealing With Cool Concussion Reception
If his Suicide Squad role got the television arm of DC offside, then Will Smith's run isn't improving too much. Inquisitr reports that the actor didn't get the reception he was hoping for with the 2015 drama Concussion. Opening up to Vanity Fair about the feature that looked at head injuries in the NFL, Smith was less than impressed with the lack of impact it had in the football community.
“I thought Concussion would have a bigger impact," admitted the action star. "I knew it would be hard because people love the game, but the science is so overwhelming, and it’s something that we really need to take a look at.”