Tom Hardy Drops Out of ‘Suicide Squad’ Cast; Will Jake Gyllenhaal Replace Him?

By Florida Mae Acampado | 3 years ago
Tom Hardy Drops Out of ‘Suicide Squad’ Cast; Will Jake Gyllenhaal Replace Him?
Tom Hardy at the premiere of Locke in Birmingham, 16 April 2014

The DC universe has another movie coming up with a batch of some of their worst set of villains that are to be played by a star-studded batch. However, due to unexpected circumstances, there has been a change of actors for one of the group’s crucial members. Read on to learn more about this scoop.

Suicide Squad” is an upcoming movie which introduces a squad of supervillains led by Rick Flag, who once pestered Gotham City during Batman’s reign of justice. Initially, Tom Hardy was enlisted to do the role of Rick Flag. Unfortunately, Hardy’s schedule prevented him from doing so.

As of the moment, Hardy is in the middle of shooting Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “The Revenant,” which ended up having to extend their shooting schedule. Aside from this, Hardy was also cast for “Mad Max: Fury Road for Warners,” which was set for release on May 15, 2015. Due to this, he’ll have to join in on the press commitments and promotions for the movie.

With Hardy unable to make it for “Suicide Squad,” director David Ayer has opted to contact Jake Gyllenhaal for the role. Apparently, Ayer has personally seen Gyllenhaal in action, due to them previously working together for the 2012 film “End of Watch.”

Gyllenhaal has not yet confirmed if he will take the role though, nor is there any guarantee that he will take it. He is currently doing his Broadway play “Constellations,” which will continue to run until March 2015. But for now, fans are keeping their fingers crossed.

The cast of “Suicide Squad” includes Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. Viola Davis and Jesse Eisenberg are reportedly still undergoing negotiations to play as Amanda Waller and Lex Luthor respectively.

The movie “Suicide Squad” is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Geoff Johns, Zack and Deborah Snyder, and Colin Wilson as executive producers. Shooting is due to begin in mid-April in Toronto and is set for release on Aug. 5, 2016.

For more updates on upcoming movies, keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG).

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons/ Tim Cornbill


About the author