Will Smith will not be reprising his role in Suicide Squad 2 as Deadshot.
The reason why Smith decided to back out of the film was due to scheduling issues. Deadline reports that the James Gunn-directed flick is supposed to begin recording in September in Atlanta.
There’s no word on the rest of the cast but Margot Robbie is expected to return as Harley Quinn. She’s already reprising the Joker’s girlfriend in Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey which is slated to open on Feb. 7, 2020.
Suicide Squad 2 is set to be released on Aug. 6, 2021. The first installment raked up $746.8M in the global box office, 44% of that made in U.S./Canada.