Due to scheduling conflicts, Will Smith bows out of Suicide Squad
Sources tell Variety that Idris Elba is Warner Bros. choice to replace Will Smith as Deadshot in the “Suicide Squad” sequel.
Smith had to bow out of the upcoming sequel of Suicide Squad due to scheduling conflicts, and rather than replacing the character as a whole, the studio has made an actor change.
It’s unknown who else will be joining Elba in the sequel, though many believe Margot Robbie will return as Harley Quinn in what is called a soft reboot. After his dismissal from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3, James Gunn was tapped to write and direct the 2016 sequel. As of today, the release date for the film is currently Aug. 6, 2021.
The original “Suicide Squad” starring Smith, Jared Leto and Margot