So, we love the first look(s) at The Suicide Squad we’ve gotten over the last 24 hours or so… and now Tom Hardy, the original choice for Rick Flagg (now played by Joel Kinnaman), has spoken out about the script.
With it seeming to be fashionable to hate on DC movies, the original talk was that Hardy, who played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, hated the script and that’s why he backed out. However, it seems that this wasn’t even close to the case.
Now, before you read this, you must understand that the word ‘Alley’ in this context means ‘really, really good’. The more you know, right? Ok, so talking about the script to Collider, Hardy had this to say: “Warner Brothers 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 f@#king 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 f@#king alley. And that whole territory is something that I would certainly — I mean, everybody loves The Joker. Everybody loves 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.”
However, it was production on his upcoming movie The Revenant that was the problem: “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.
“Literally we wrapped in Calgary for now until we go back in July. It would have smashed the two, I would’ve had a beard. It was just not gonna happen so I got ass-slammed technically out of Suicide Squad, gutted, so I had to hand it over to Joel Kinnaman, who will do an amazing job. It’s just I got bumped out, and that’s cool that’s the way it is.”
So, Hardy loved the script and went so far as to say it’ll be very important for fans? Well, as a big DC fan I really hope this can deliver and Hardy is telling the truth. Though I have a feeling he probably is…