‘Suicide Squad 2’ Will Probably Have a Good Script, But It Won’t Have Will Smith

Remember Suicide Squad, the DC movie that wanted to be Guardians of the Galaxy so bad they hired James Gunn to write the sequel? It’s still happening, but it’ll have to happen without the first movie’s main character Deadshot, because Will Smith has s**t to do. Variety reported that Smith, who had never confirmed his return, won’t be back for a second film.

Even though his return had not been made official, sources tell Variety that Will Smith, who played Deadshot in the original, is not expected to return for the studio’s upcoming sequel. Sources say scheduling was the ultimate factor and that the decision was made on amicable terms between both sides with no hard feelings.

Though the studio has never confirmed who would be returning for “The Suicide Squad,” insiders say the studio has always wanted its biggest stars like Smith and Margot Robbie, who played Harley Quinn in the first pic, to return while figuring out other casting decisions along the way.

This is why Marvel got a bunch of drunks and Australian soap opera stars and made them sign nine-picture deals. What are you going to do now? Build your big-budget blockbuster popcorn flick around Captain Boomerang or invite Jared Leto back to send everyone dead rats? You couldn’t make a movie with Batman and Superman in it, so James Gunn or not you’re going to want to take any chances. Yes, you have Harley Quinn, but you’re also making a dozen other Harley Quinn movies along with that cartoon series starring Kaley Cuoco, she can only do so much.

Nothing really ever goes right for DC. Sure, Aquaman was a hit, but I have to assume at least half of that was shirtless Jason Momoa. It turns out that Marvel is the only comic book company that can make a three hour movie filmed entirely on a green screen with no plot and a few quips every scene and make a billion dollars; DC is going to have to try making a good movie eventually if they want to complete.

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