While doing an interview with Variety for The Revenant (of which we have a review right here on Geek Nation) Tom Hardy was asked about the delays of shooting causing him to miss out on the role of Rick Flagg in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. His response?
It punched right into that, yeah. That got derailed for me. Was I bummed? Of course I was. I hate fucking losing work. I kept bemoaning that they were losing me significant money on a daily basis. Actually, it was good for my character.
I remember when Hardy dropped out and rumors began to spread. Apparently he was unhappy with the script and casting which ended up being complete nonsense. He also spoke with Collider back in May saying
Warner Bros. is my home studio and I love them so I was really bummed out. I wanted to work on that & I know the script is really fucking alley and I also know what’s gonna happen with the Joker and Harley Quinn in that; I won’t give away too much..it’s fucking alley.
I hardly think those are the words from a guy who didn’t like the script and by the way? I’m totally going to start using the word “alley” to specify cool shit. I like it.
Either way Joel Kinnaman was cast as the character instead. Don’t judge him on Robocop alone, he did some great work on the show The Killing as well as a small part in Safe House.
Don’t feel too bad for Tom Hardy either. I can’t remember any badass casting conversation in the past year that didn’t involve him in some way. He’s got role options for days and don’t get me started on those traps. Dude’s going to be just fine. Who would you like to see him play? Stay tuned to Geek Nation for more updates!
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