Idris Elba is set to replace Will Smith in the sequel to Suicide Squad.
While we now know that Elba will be playing Deadshot in the sequel we don’t know who else will be joining the squad when production begins in September. Smith left the production due to schedule conflicts.
The original Suicide Squad — starring Smith, Jared Leto, Robbie — became a massive box office sensation when it hit theaters in 2016, grossing $746 million worldwide.
Elba will appear next on the big screen for The Fast and the Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham
The release date is currently set for Aug. 6, 2021.