While DC Comics' film universe continues to flow, many remnants of Zack Snyder's influence are being removed from current franchises, the latest being the sequel or revival of Suicide team.
According to a new report from Variety, the Deadshot actor, Will Smith, will not come back for The suicide brigade, apparently out of the franchise entirely.
The new film must be written and directed by James Gunn, who jumps into the DC Comics universe after being fired from Disney and Marvel Studios from The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
According to Variety, Smith's departure boils down to the age-old issue of scheduling conflicts. The actor and Warner Bros. Pictures apparently have decided to go ahead amicably, perhaps leaving the door open for a return in the future.
It is said that the film is a revival of the original film and not a complete reboot, probably with many new characters. According to the report, insiders have said that the studio wants Margot Robbie's key players in Will Smith and Harley Quinn to return to the franchise business, while introducing a new line of time-bombs to complete the ranks. Task Force X.
Robbie will be back next year Birds of prey, who is filming.
Gunn's frequent collaborator, Michael Rooker, spoke on Gunn's dismissal in the Marvel film universe, explaining how he had rebounded with this new concert in the DC Comics franchise.
"It's terrible, is not it? Yeah, but hey, guess what? He's already in concert. Suicide Squad, that's right. He's writing and directing it also, "Rooker told Walker Stalker Con last year.
While rumors persisted about Gunn's involvement in the potential restart, DC Comics confirmed the news last year with an episode of DC Daily.
"It is official that we have a new member of the DC family: the acclaimed writer / director, James Gunn, has been tied up to write Suicide Squad 2," said host Tiffany Smith. "Gunn is about to bring a whole new twist to the franchise after writing and directing the first film by David Ayer."
The suicide brigade Rumor has it that filming will begin later this fall, while the ambitious DC Comics list will be released on August 6, 2021.