Will Smith is walking away from the DC cinematic universe.
According to Deadline, Smith is done with his role as Deadshot in The Suicide Squad, the similarly titled follow-up to the 2016 film. Set for release in August 2021, the new film is being written and directed by James Gunn, with production eyeing a September start in Atlanta.
It was previously reported that Gunn, wanted to use an all-new squad of antiheroes for his film. No cast is in place, but rumors abound that Warner Bros.
Suicide Squad grossed $746.8 million worldwide during it’s theatrical run.