A new report over at Geeks Worldwide indicates that filming on the sequel to Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment’s “Suicide Squad” sequel has been delayed, and so other projects with Will Smith slated to star in them are quickly readying themselves to fill in that scheduling gap.
The site indicates the long in the works “Bad Boys for Life” will be Smith’s next project with Sony reportedly making the film a top priority and shooting rapidly readying itself to begin in November with locations in Miami and Atlanta. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah came onboard as directors in January with plans at the time for a very early 2020 release, a goal the film could reach if the report is accurate.
The report also suggests that Smith will jump directly from finishing that in March next year into working on the sequel to Netflix’s “Bright” in Germany. David Ayer is returning to direct and is writing the screenplay this time around. Filming on the “Suicide Squad” sequel was to begin this Fall, but now indications are it won’t begin filming until late in 2019.
Smith will have a busy year as he also has to do promotional rounds in May for Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” film in which he plays the Genie, and for the Ang Lee-directed thriller “Gemini Man” which he recently wrapped and which opens in October. That film he plays an assassin being hunted by a twenty-five years younger clone of himself.