Will Smith will not return for 'Suicide Squad' sequel
He was never officially signed on for the sequel, which is from writer-director James Gunn, and scheduling issues are said to be behind Smith's exit from the franchise, revealed The Hollywood Reporter.
The sequel is being described as a new take and will feature a mostly all-new case of characters.
It is still unknown who will return from the first installment, which also included characters such as the Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc.
The original film saw government boss Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) forcing the villains into service, offering them lighter prison sentences in exchange for going on a dangerous (and secret) mission.