Cena would join Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jai Courtney who returns as Captain Boomerang. Idris Elba also joined the cast, initially replacing Will Smith in the role of Deadshot, but after having scrapped the character, Elba will be playing another undisclosed role. Cena’s role at this stage is also unknown.
Gunn is set to write and direct the follow-up. who better to convey the story Gunn developed than Gunn himself. The sequel, which has the working title of ‘The Suicide Squad’ is said to have Gunn’s tonal voice to the script. The project is also being branded as a revamp rather than a straight-up sequel to David Ayer’s film. Filming is due to begin this September, and a release date of August 6, 2021, has been set.