Tom Hardy Drops Out Of ‘Suicide Squad’ Movie
Tom Hardy has dropped out of Warner Brothers’ Suicide Squad tentpole, in which he was to play Rick Flag.
Tom Hardy Exits ‘Suicide Squad’
Hardy decided to exit Suicide Squad due to his hectic schedule, Variety reported. Not only is he shooting director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s western The Revenant with Leonardo DiCaprio, he’s also scheduled to head out on a publicity tour for Mad: Max: Fury Road, which is slated to hit theaters May 15.
It’s rumored that Jake Gyllenhaal might be tapped to replace Hardy in Suicide Squad. Gyllenhaal, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in Nightcrawler, previously worked with Suicide Squad director David Ayer in End of Watch.
Suicide Squad is slated to begin filming in Toronto in April. Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne are all on board to star.
Suicide Squad will hit theaters Aug. 5, 2016.