We're VERY happy with the casting for Will Smith's replacement in Suicide Squad 2 9 months ago

We're VERY happy with the casting for Will Smith's replacement in Suicide Squad 2

Swoon.

Although we're sad to not see all the original cast return for the second installment of Suicide Squad, we are very pleased to see who has been cast as the new Deadshot.

Deadshot who acted as leader of the pack in the 2016 flick will now see Smith replaced by Idris Elba according to the Hollywood Reporter.

According to their source, Idris was the only choice director James Gunn and Warner Bros has in mind and so, are excited to get him onboard for the film.

Will revealed last week that he wouldn't be returning due to a scheduling conflict and so, as Idris takes his place, it looks like he'll be joined by a new wreath of DC characters who didn't appear in the first film. Gunn is said to be focusing on characters that didn't appear in the 2016 movie, however, originals like Harley Quinn, Rick Flagg and of course, Deadshot, will be making a return.

The release date for Suicide Squad 2 is August 2021. Until then, it's endless binging on the first film.