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Will Smith not starring in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel UPDATED: They may recast him?!

February 28th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like James Gunn’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie will not have one of the original’s core members.

Reports are coming in that Will Smith will not be returning for the sequel as Deadshot.

Now, we will remind you that a few weeks back it was reported that Margot Robbie would not be returning as Harley which was then debunked.

Scheduling issues are quoted as the reason he won’t be appearing.

The movie is set to begin filming this September with a February 7th release date planned.

Will you miss Smith’s Deadshot? Do you wish Gunn wasn’t attached? Let us know your thoughts…


The story was originally reported by Variety’s Justin Kroll and he has added a new bit of information:

This is honestly such a bad idea… why would they recast Smith? The nature of Suicide Squad is a team that varies and rotates, so just pull in another villain – last time we checked DC has quite a few – and leave the door open for Smith to come back at come point in the future to the franchise.


Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….