Tom Hardy Out of Suicide Squad
David Ayer has his hands full. He’s got a ton of talent being shoehorned into a very questionable story, but as we’ve seen from what Marvel could do with IPs like Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant Man (we at WPR believe will be a hit), DC might be looking to catch lightning in a bottle with one of their less known storylines.
Just off the top of my head he’s already got Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevinge as Enchantress, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. With the news today that Tom Hardy will be stepping down as Rick Flag (not sure which of the three from the comics, I’m guessing the second) due to scheduling conflicts this leaves a void that needs to be filled.
Rumor has it that Ayer is looking to tap Jake Gyllenhaal to replace Hardy and this speculation has some merit as Gyllenhaal starred as the lead in his other film End of Watch. I’ve got my fingers crossed they tap him for what should be one hell of a film, even though I have *sniff* something in my eye about Hardy not being in this film.