Idris Elba was seen courtside at an Atlanta Hawks game over the weekend.
The movie and TV actor has been in the city, as well as Augusta and Fayetteville, since the summer filming the second “Suicide Squad” movie. On Saturday, the star took time away from filming the flick, in which he reportedly replaced Will Smith as Deadshot, to see the Hawks take on the Toronto Raptors at State Farm Arena.
The A-Scene on 11 Alive reported Elba was seen snapping photos with some players from the team. The outlet cited an insider who saw the one-time James Bond hopeful talking with small forward/shooting guard Vince Carter and point guard Trae Young. Plus, Elba got to speak with legendary Hawks baller and nine-time NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins.
Elba witnessed the Toronto Raptors beat the Hawks 119-116, but he did not witness the first iteration of “Suicide Squad” — at least not firsthand. His reported character was portrayed in the 2016 flick by Smith, who had been seen in and around Atlanta this past summer filming the third follow-up to 1995’s “Bad Boys,” “Bad Boys for Life.”
Smith’s flick will beat Elba’s into theaters, when it starts Jan. 17, 2020. Meanwhile, “The Suicide Squad,” for which filming is ongoing, isn’t scheduled for release until 2021.
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