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Jake Gyllenhaal Passes On Suicide Squad, Too

Matt McGloin
Posted: 01/21/2015 - 22:49


Following Tom Hardy's departure from the Suicide Squad movie, Jake Gyllenhaal was said to be big favorite to replace Hardy and play Rick Flagg.

Now it's learned that Jake Gyllenhaal has passed on the role as well, as reported by Variety.

According to rumor, it was stated Tom Hardy passed because he didn't like the script, which didn't give him enough screentime. It was also said more room in the script was written for Will Smith and Jared Leto.

No reason was given for Jake Gyllenhaal not wanting to be a part of the movie, but we can guess he wasn't thrilled with the script as well.

It might even be possible that Rick Flagg gets killed off in the movie, as this is the Suicide Squad and members are known to die off rather quickly (at least in the comics).

While David Ayer looks to find Tom Hardy's replacement, Suicide Squad will star Jared Leto as The Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress. Viola Davis is said to be in talks to play Amanda Waller; Jesse Eisenberg is rumored to follow his Batman vs. Superman debut as Lex Luthor, and most recently, Ben Affleck is rumored to appear as Batman.

Suicide Squad has an August 6, 2016 release.