Warner Bros. Pictures recently put its planned “Suicide Squad” sequel on a fast track to production. However, it’s looking unlikely to be going that fast due to one of its key stars – Will Smith.
Variety reporter Justin Kroll has tweeted that he’s hearing the earliest the film can go into production is Fall next year because of Smith’s commitments to both Guy Ritchie’s live-action “Aladdin” at Disney and Ang Lee’s clone assassin thriller “Gemini”.
The studio is still in search of a director for the film as original helmer David Ayer is not returning, instead he’s turning his attention to the “Gotham City Sirens” spin-off. Both Mel Gibson and Jaume Collet-Serra were rumored but neither are looking likely now.
Despite a critical drubbing, the first film made $745.6 million at the worldwide box office.