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Tom Hardy eyed for X-Men: Apocalypse’s title villain!

October 18th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr 1 Comment

Tom Hardy is one of those actors who’s name seems to come up for almost every role.

Not only was the Mad Max star said to be up for the role of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, earlier in the week it was reported he was up for a role in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad as well. Now TheWrap reports that 20th Century Fox is keen on casting Hardy as the title villain in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse.

What role do you want to see Hardy in?

I actually think he’d be an excellent Captain Boomerang in Suicide Squad.

Created by Louise and Walter Simonson, Apocalypse made his debut in X-Factor #6. The world’s first mutant, En Sabah Nur was born in Egypt around 3,000 BC and used advanced technology to make himself an eternal conquerer, believing in the manta of survival of the fittest. The character’s most popular storyline, “The Age of Apocalypse,” ran in the X-Men books beginning in 1995. Set in a parallel reality formed by interference to the timeline, “The Age of Apocalypse” saw Professor Charles Xavier murdered before he could form the X-Men. Instead, a very different take on the team began with Magneto leading them through a post-apocalyptic America ruled by mutants. The character appeared in the post credits scene of X-Men: Days of future Past.

Simon Kinberg, along with X2: X-Men United writers Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty, are developing the screenplay for the film which Bryan Singer will direct.

The movie takes place in 1983, 10 years after Days of Future Past and so far it stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Evan Peters. Younger version of Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm are also confirmed to appear.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set for a May 18, 2016 release, while Suicide Squad is set to be released on August 5, 2016.

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