Margot Robbie’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Reboot To Film in Atlanta Starting This September

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LONDON - AUG 03, 2016: Margot Robbie and Will Smith attend the Suicide Squad film premiere on Aug 03, 2016 in London (Twocoms / Shutterstock.com)

Get ready Atlanta, Georgia – James Gunn’s “Suicide Squad” reboot is set to film in the ATL starting September 23rd through January 31st.

James Gunn will work as the writer and director for “The Suicide Squad” and will follow David Ayer’s 2016 film “Suicide Squad”. However, instead of being a sequel to the Ayer production, this is described as a new perspective to the franchise from the mind of Gunn that will feature a mix of new and old characters. Further, the project is very much rooted in Gunn’s creative vision, as seen in his “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies.

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LOS ANGELES – APR 19: James Gunn and Michael Rooker arrives for the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” World Premiere on April 19, 2017 in Hollywood, CA (DFree / Shutterstock.com)

Viola Davis is coming back to play Amanda Waller, while Margot Robbie is set to reprise her role of Harley Quinn. Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman will be returning to play Captain Boomerang and Rick Flagg, respectively.

That said, Idris Elba will be replacing Will Smith but will play a new character and not Deadshot. Deadshot has been written out of the movie but may return in the future with Will Smith returning.

Several new characters will be introduced including King Shark, Ratcatcher, Polka-Dot Man, Peacemaker.

Warner Bros. will release the film on August 6, 2021.

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Idris Elba attends the ‘Yardie’ press conference during the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 22, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)

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