However, Hardy eventually bowed out, with Joel Kinnaman coming on board.
Now while talking with Collider, Hardy explains the situation while also mentioning the script, Harley Quinn and The Joker.
“There’s a very practical element as to why I’ve missed out on that foray, which is because Alejandro [G. Inarritu] has overshot by three months in Calgary, so we’ve got to go back out to Patagonia or Alaska to continue shooting The Revenant which has turned into a much bigger beast than we thought, but that also looks exceptional.
Warner Bros. is my home studio and I love them so I was really bummed out. I wanted to work on that and 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. And that whole territory is something that I would certainly—I mean, everybody loves The Joker. Everybodyl oves The Joker. Will Smith is a dope guy, but everybody loves The Joker and that’s gonna, I think, be a very important film for fans.”
Possibly with Hardy not being able to be featured in Suicide Squad, maybe WB will try to stick him in a different role. Any ideas?
Tom Hardy stars in "Mad Max: Fury Road," which is out May 15th; "The Revenant" has a January 8, 2016 release; "Suicide Squad" has an August 5, 2016 release.