Will Smith won’t be returning for the Suicide Squad sequel (Picture: PUBLICITY PICTURE)Suicide Squad will be back with a follow-up movie, but it looks like Will Smith won’t be a part of it.
Despite initial reports suggesting that a Suicide Squad sequel would be with all its original stars, sources have confirmed to Variety that Will won’t be returning.
His character Deadshot won’t feature in the reboot, with insiders revealing scheduling issues are the main reason behind him not coming back, as he’s not available for filming.
His co-star Margot Robbie will be back as Harley Quinn, though, with her addition to the cast revealed earlier this month.
Margot Robbie is expected to be back as Harley Quinn (Picture: Jim Spellman/WireImage)The latest news from Forbes is that she will be returning, despite claims initially ruling her out of the movie, so we can expect to see plenty more from Quinn in Suicide Squad’s next installment.
We Got This Covered shared an update that read: ‘I have learned from sources close to production that in fact, the information about Harley Quinn being absent from the new Suicide Squad movie is no longer up to date.
‘She is indeed expected to appear in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, which is expected to begin production later this year.’
It’s thought that the sequel won’t exactly be a sequel as such and instead script writer James Gunn is planning to reboot the entire thing.
James, 52, has been given a free license to completely refresh the movie’s story and it has been hinted that with it, we could see a whole new cast.
Will, meanwhile, has been busy at work on the Bad Boys For Life movie and teased that the script for it is pretty filthy.
Smith shared a behind-the-scenes video of a script reading for Bad Boys 3 to his Instagram, but you can barely hear any of the lines because so many expletives had been bleeped out.
The movie sees Mike Lowery (played by Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence), back in with Miami PD and working to take down Armando Armas (Jacob Scipio), head of a drug cartel.
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