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Tom Hardy Drops Out of ‘Suicide Squad’

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bill-swift - January 16, 2015

Well, that didn't last long.

Six weeks ago, Warner Brothers announced their star-studded cast for the DC flick Suicide Squad. Jared Leto would play the Joker, Will Smithwould play Deadshot, Jai Courtney would play Boomerang, Cara Delavigne would play Enchantress, Margot Robbie would play Harley Quinn, and Tom Hardy would play Rick Flag.

Now comes word that Hardy is out. And it's not even a matter of compensation or creative differences. It's a matter of Hardy not being able to fit the film into his busy schedule.

Apparently filming for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's The Reverent is running long and will go into mid-March, at which point Hardy will have to hit the road doing publicity for Mad Max: Fury Road, which opens May 15. David Ayer's Suicide Squad, meanwhile, is supposed to start filming in April. So you see, there's just no time.

So who will replace Hardy? Several top-secret sources told The Wrap that Ayer wants Jake Gyllenhaal, whom Ayer directed in End of Watch. This would give the role an entirely different feel, obviously, but at least it wouldn't suck. Jake Gyllenhaal is damn good, too.

Stay tuned.



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