Director David Ayer's Suicide Squad movie was highly anticipated before it came out in August 2016, but unfortunately failed to live up to the expectations. Yet even though the film was not well-received by fans, it was actually a solid commercial success, grossing a total box office of $746.8 million worldwide. With that big of a number, it’s nothing surprising that we will be seeing another Suicide Squad movie in the future.

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2016's Suicide Squad was not well-received by fans, but was still a commercial success

However, this new Suicide Squad is not going to be a sequel, and it won’t be called Suicide Squad 2. As we reported before, it is going to be a total reboot. Producer Peter Safran, who also worked on a couple of other DC movies like Aquaman and Shazam, has confirmed that the title will be The Suicide Squad.

The cast is also seeing major changes. Will Smith, who portrayed Deadshot in the first Suicide Squad, is leaving due to scheduling issues. Previously we wrote that Idris Elba will replace Smith as the master marksman, but according to a recent article from Variety, the new movie is going to drop the character altogether. Elba will still be involved, but he’ll portray someone else instead.

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Idris Elba was supposed to replace Will Smith as Deadshot, but now he'll play another character

It is unclear which character Elba is going to play now, but Variety also noted that this opens the door for Smith to return as Deadshot in future films.

The Suicide Squad is directed by James Gunn, who helmed the first 2 Guardians of the Galaxy films for Marvel and was recently rehired for the third after having been fired for scandals over controversial jokes.

Two members of the old cast, including Jai Courtney, who portrayed Captain Boomerang, and Viola Davis who portrayed Amanda Waller, are reportedly staying. No other information about the casting is available yet. Margot Robbie, who starred as Harley Quinn, is currently filming the character’s own movie titled Birds of Prey.

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Margot Robbie is currently filming Harley Quinn's solo movie

The Suicide Squad is planned to hit theater on August 6, 2021.