Suicide Squad 2 was originally announced to be in the works, with David Ayer as director and the original actors, including Will Smith, expected to reprise their roles. Then Ayer dropped out of the project, and James Gunn, who was hired to helm and write “The Suicide Squad,” stepped in to save the day. The Suicide Squad 3 was built from the ground up by James Gunn; it is neither a sequel nor a reboot.
Will Smith, who was supposed to play Deadshot in the film, was unable to do so at the time. At a GQ undercover fan meetup, Smith explained why he wasn’t in the recently released film Suicide Squad 2. Take a look at the video below.
You can watch the Complete Video on GQ Youtube. Smith revealed that his hectic schedule conflicts with the plans of filming The Suicide Squad in September 2019. The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran had disclosed before that the initial plans were to have Deadshot leading the squad of rogue supervillains in James Gunn’s sequel-cum-reboot.
When Smith learns that he was not replaced in the film and Idris Elba portrayed a completely different character, he exclaims, “Alright, cool, then I can come back.”
Viola Davis reprises her role as Amanda Waller, Margot Robbie reprises her role as Harley Quinn, and Joel Kinnaman reprises his role as Colonel Rick Flag in The Suicide Squad 2. Idris Elba, John Cena, David Dastmalchian, and others have joined the cast as Bloodsport, Peacemaker, and Polka-Dot Man, among others.