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Tom Hardy Left Suicide Squad Because Of The Script

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sat, 01/17/2015 - 17:59


When Warner Bros. officially announced the cast of the Suicide Squad movie maybe red flags should have gone up as how is the movie going to find the time to accommodate all the actors with enough screentime?

Well, that seems to be exactly the problem as recently it became known that Tom Hardy had dropped out of Suicide Squad.

While scheduling issues were cited as the reason, now it's being said that Tom Hardy wasn't happy with the script and screentime.

According to Latino Review, when Tom Hardy signed on to Suicide Squad, he had yet to read the script.

However, once the full cast officially came together, it's said the script was tweaked to given Will Smith and Jared Leto more screentime.

So when Tom Hardy finally got ahold of the finished script and saw what he perceived as not enough screentime for his character, Rick Flagg, he bailed.

With Tom Hardy out of the picture, Jake Gyllenhall had said to be a potential replacement.

Suicide Squad has an August 6, 2016 release directed by David Ayer starring Jared Leto as The Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Jesse Eisenberg is rumored to follow his Batman vs. Superman debut as Lex Luthor.