It was reported in February that Smith was walking away from and that Gunn wanted an
Accroding to THR, sources say that Elba met with Gunn on Friday and it went so swimmingly that talks began with the studio in earnest. Elba was the first and only choice for Gunn and the studio.
Gunn is said to be using mostly DC characters who did not appear in David Ayer’s 2016 film with the exception of Deadshot and Harley Quinn. Maggot Robbie is unlikely to return for the film since the film will be reboot for the studio.
The Suicide Squad has an Aug. 6, 2021 release date.