The Suicide Squad
Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney return alongside newcomers Idris Elba, John Cena, Pete Davidson and Taika Waititi in the standalone sequel to the DC Films 2016 hit Suicide Squad, with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn writing and directing.
Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant) was originally signed on to direct but left the project in 2018, leaving the spot open for James Gunn, returning to big studio filmmaking after his firing by Walt Disney from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn's said to be drawing inspiration from the original '80s comic book characters rather than continuing with the 2016 film's narrative.
Originally cast as Floyd Lawton / Deadshot and therefore replacing Will Smith from the first film, Idris Elba will now instead play a new character, with Smith slated to return in a future film.