"So hearing at the earliest, SUICIDE SQUAD 2 won't go in to production until fall 2018 because of Smith's schedule with ALADDIN and GEMINI"
With Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn set to get exposure in developing Gotham City Sirens and Joker & Harley projects, Will Smith seems like he is positioned to be the true headlining star of Suicide Squad 2, but new word suggests that WB may have to wait for the star to be available. The above Tweet comes from the personal account of Variety reporter Justin Kroll, who is saying that developing projects Aladdin and Gemini could cause production on the Suicide Squad sequel to be delayed until Fall 2018
Right now, the whole production schedule for the future of the DC Extended Universe seems to be totally up in the air. At San Diego Comic-Con back in July, Warner Bros. announced a full slate of upcoming projects, but failed to mention when any of them will actually be coming out. Aquaman is slated for release in December 2018, and Shazam! just started production this morning, but beyond that we don't really have a full idea of what's going on. We definitely know what we are getting a Suicide Squad 2 (it was highlighted as part of the official title announcement), but it seems like we may not see it until after a good number of the other projects currently in the works.