The departure is due to planning problems.
By Adam Bankhurst
According to sources, Will Smith will not come back as a Deadshot in Suicide Squad 2.
As reported by Variety, even though it seems that Margot Robbie is coming back under the name of Harley Quinn, Smith will be stepping down from the sequel of the 2016 Suicide Squad because of scheduling issues, although "the decision was made to amicable between the two parties without resentment ". "
The same sources said the studio wanted Smith and Robbie to come back and the rest of the cast a new face.
Following a $ 746-million box-office gain, production of the sequel is expected to begin later this fall and James Gunn, of Guardian of the Galaxy, will be the author and director of the film after his controversial departure of Marvel.
Suicide Squad 2 is scheduled to be released on August 6, 2021.
By the way, Ben Affleck has officially confirmed that he will no longer play Batman. Also, be sure to check out our summary of Margot Robbie / Harley Quinn's upcoming film, Birds of Prey (and the fantastic emancipation of Harley Quinn).
Adam Bankhurst is an IGN journalist who would love to play Deadshot in Suicide Squad 2. You can follow him on Twitter. @ AdamBankhurst.