Tom Hardy Drops Out of Suicide Squad with Jake Gyllenhaal Eyed as Replacement

16 Jan

Hello again ladies and gents, time for my second news story of the day and this one comes in the form of some casting news concerning DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad film. The following info comes from superherohype:


TheWrap brings word today that not only has actor Tom Hardy had to drop out out of Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie due to scheduling conflicts, but that David Ayer is eyeing his End of Watch star Jake Gyllenhaal to replace him in the role of Rick Flagg.

This would have marked Hardy’s second appearance on the big screen as a DC Comics character, having previously played Bane in 2012′s The Dark Knight Rises. He can next be seen in theaters in Child 44 on April 17 and Mad Max: Fury Road on May 15. Gyllenhaal has previously been courted for other comic book roles including Doctor Strange and The Green Hornet when director Kevin Smith was attached to the project.

Written and directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad will star Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as The Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. The film is set to hit theaters on August 5, 2016.

Ah man, when I read about this yesterday I was really disappointed. The cast for this film is one of the main reasons why a lot of people are excited for this film and with Tom Hardy being one of the major names in the cast that make me hyped for the film, it is a shame that he’s left the DC project. That being said scheduling conflicts can’t be avoided. But now there’s talk of Jake Gyllenhaal replacing Hardy’s role and that to me is not a bad idea at all. If you’re gonna replace someone talented, you better have a good replacement and Gyllenhaal is a great choice. The man has been going from strength to strength and his performance in Nightcrawler last year was nothing shot of amazing, at this point I would love to see him part of a superhero film.

So what do you think of this news people? Please put your thoughts down in the comments below. 🙂

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Posted by on January 16, 2015 in Films, Media


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