Yesterday came word that “Inception” and “Mad Max” actor Tom Hardy had pulled out of playing Rick Flagg in David Ayer’s adaptation of the DC Comics title “Suicide Squad” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
The official reason given is that Hardy is experiencing scheduling conflicts with his current project “The Revenant” along with his promotional duties on “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
Latino Review on the other hand has a report today indicating Hardy apparently backed out after learning about some “drastic changes to his character” in the script. The various actors cast in the film reportedly didn’t get the script before signing on, and when he did he didn’t like it.
Specifically the new draft of the script gives more screen time to Deadshot and The Joker, as a result Rick Flagg is featured less and this change may have contributed to his exit. Even so, he apparently left the project under amicable terms.
The studio is said to be eyeing Jake Gyllenhaal as a possible replacement, but it isn’t known if the actor is even interested in the part.