The moment Tom Hardy left the Suicide Squad movie Jake Gyllenhaal’s name was attached and, in all honesty, we were happy with him taking over the role of Rick Flagg because he’s a cracking actor too.
However… Variety are reporting that they’ve been told that “Jake Gyllenhaal has passed on an offer to play the leader of the superhero team”.
They add that Warner Bros did not comment.
We were hoping this was a done deal, but have faith in WB…
They still have until April to fill the role and the film opens on August 5th, 2016.