Last week it was announced Will Smith would not be a part of the Suicide Squad sequel. The reason? Scheduling conflicts. According to Variety, we now know who will be replacing Will in the film – Idris Elba. Idris will play Deadshot in the sequel, and the report adds that it’s “currently unknown who will be joining Elba in the sequel, though many believe Margot Robbie will return as Harley Quinn. James Gun was tapped to write and direct the film.” Filming begins in September. As of now, the film is scheduled for release on August 6, 2021.