Now that David Ayer's Suicide Squad has hit theaters, it's plain to see what works in the film and what doesn't. For all of the movie's lukewarm reviews, even the harshest of critics have voiced praise for a few of Suicide Squad's key elements. Perhaps no specific facet of the recent super villain team-up has received more individual praise than Will Smith and his undeniably badass portrayal of Floyd Lawton, a.k.a Deadshot.

With that in mind, we think Suicide Squad only represents the tip of the iceberg for Mr. Lawton. Deadshot's a phenomenal character, and the folks at DC should seriously consider branching the deadly marksman out into a franchise of his very own. We've compiled a list of reasons why Deadshot deserves to break away from Task Force X and enjoy a solo adventure away from Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Harley (Margot Robbie), and all the rest. Take a look at our reasons, and let us know what you think in the comments section below. Now let's get the ball rolling with No. 1.

Deadshot DCEU

He Keeps The DCEU Morally Grey

First we got Superman (Henry Cavill), an alien from another world who desperately wanted to represent a shining symbol of hope. Then we got Batman (Ben Affleck), a brutal vigilante who lost his way but tried every day to do the right thing. Now we have Deadshot, a stone cold killer who doesn't seem to have any regrets about his particular line of work. Comic book movies often maintain pretty stark contrasts between ideas of right and wrong, but a Deadshot franchise could allow the DCEU to explore the grey areas of morality with a much stronger degree of nuance. If we can root for a guy who will kill anyone for the right price, it fundamentally alters what we view as right and wrong in this superhero universe. After all, simple notions of good and evil can get boring after a while.

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