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Deadshot vs. Catman. Villains United #5 © 2005 DC Comics. COVER ART BY J. G. JONES.

Deadshot

(pop culture)
No reader in 1950 could have imagined that the rather unremarkable Deadshot, who appeared with zero fanfare in Batman #59, would eventually strike a bull's eye as one of DC Comics' most popular supervillains. In “The Man Who Replaced Batman!” Floyd Lawton is a Gotham City millionaire who plots to steal the Caped Crusader's thunder as the masked, tuxedoed Deadshot, a crack-shot “crime fighter” who shoots to disarm, never to wound or kill. As the decades have shown, no one can replace Batman, and the hero promptly deduces Deadshot's ulterior motive—eliminating Batman to establish himself as the city's new crime boss—playing to Lawton's ego and tricking him into a confession. Deadshot was reintroduced by writer Steve Englehart and artist Marshall Rogers in Detective Comics #474 (1977) in the form in which he is known today: the extraordinary marksman whose fully loaded red-and-white uniform houses an infrared eyepiece and magnum wrist gauntlets. In his revised backstory, Floyd Lawton, an emotionally charged hothead with a death wish, fled his dysfunctional family, where his domineering mother nearly manipulated his brother into killing their father. He became the hired assassin Deadshot, his contracts regularly putting him into Batman's sights—and into Belle Reve Prison. Deadshot was reprieved in 1986 to become a core member of the Suicide Squad, the “expendable” task force of villains, diving head-first into the team's hazardous missions but always surviving, when many of his teammates did not. The most popular member of the Squad, Deadshot earned his own 1988 spin-off miniseries. Later becoming a free agent, the chain-smoking mercenary has since appeared in numerous DC titles, making more enemies than friends. A major player in the best-selling miniseries Identity Crisis (2004–2005), Deadshot's profile skyrocketed in 2005. He starred in his second solo miniseries, was one of the Secret Six in the miniseries Villains United, received his own DC Direct action figure, and appeared in the “Task Force X” episode of the Cartoon Network's Justice League Unlimited (2004–present), with Smallville's Lex Luthor, Michael Rosenbaum, providing his voice.
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Smith, we should note, has a long history of being a black lead in comic book films, given his role in the three "Men in Black" movies (which were released in 1997, 2002, and 2012) and his starring turn as Deadshot in 2016's "Suicide Squad.
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The Fil-Canadian deadshot exploded for a game-high 36 points while Brown added 33 points and 20 rebounds.
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There's a new group of villains to battle, a new evil regime to bring down and a whole rosta of new playable characters, including Scarecrow, Swamp Thing, Gorilla Grodd, Deadshot, and Poison Ivy to name but a few.
There's a new group of villains to battle, a new evil regime to bring down and a whole roster of new playable characters, including Scarecrow, Swamp Thing, Gorilla Grodd, Deadshot, and Poison Ivy to name but a few.
Adornado, the deadshot who played for Crispa and Utex in a glorious career, also has three MVPs.
It is hard to imagine that a cast as strong as Suicide Squad's might fail that miserably to give their characters any sense of significance, starting with Will Smith, who misses his mark by miles whenever he tries to represent his character, Deadshot.
Her hand-picked, sadistic oddballs include Harley Quinn Margot Robbie, right), expert marksman Floyd Lawton Will Smith) aka Deadshot, disfigured cannibal Waylan Jones (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) aka Killer Croc, and expert climber Christopher Weiss (Adam Beach) aka Slipknot.
Her hand-picked, sadistic oddballs include Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), expert marksman Floyd Lawton (Will Smith) aka Deadshot and diamond thief Digger Harkness (Jai Courtney) aka Boomerang.
PLAYING WITH GUNS Will Smith admits he did take a moment before signing on to play Deadshot, an assassin who gets a kick out of killing people.
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