Warner Brothers’ comic book villain Suicide Squad movie just lost a beautiful pair of lips. And arms. And a bunch of tattoos. Tom Hardy, who was set to play Rick Flag, has just dropped out due to scheduling issues. He’s got a whole bunch of films in various stages of production right now, including Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, which is now expecting to go long with filming. As disappointing as this may be (less Hardy is never a good thing), it makes sense. When Leonardo DiCaprio and the director of Birdman want more of your time, you give it to them. That is, after all, how you win ALL the Oscars in 2016.
That’s too bad Tom. Though while we hate to see you go…
We do love to watch you walk away.
Jake Gyllenhaal has an offer out to replace Hardy, but nothing has been confirmed yet.