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Tom Hardy has dropped out of Suicide Squad; Jake Gyllenhaal may replace him

01.15.2015

After the blockbuster cast announcement for SUICIDE SQUAD, David Ayer's DC Comics movie has already lost of of it's stars. Tom Hardy has dropped out of the film for undisclosed reasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Theories have an extended shoot on THE REVENANT opposite Leonardo DiCaprio or the upcoming media slate for MAX MAX: FURY ROAD as being possible reasons, but for know we need to know who will replace Hardy as the Squad's leader, Rick Flagg.

According to The Wrap, that replacement may already be found. Ayer may be able to get his END OF WATCH star Jake Gyllenhaal for Hardy's vacated role. This could be an interesting change as Gyllenhaal has previously muscled up for roles in PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME and Antoine Fuqua's upcoming SOUTHPAW.

SUICIDE SQUAD still has a stellar cast in Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevigne. Rumors have also circulated that Jesse Eisenberg may appear as Lex Luthor and Viola Davis may have a multi-picture deal to appear as Amanda Waller in this film and others in the DC Cinematic Universe. It remains to be seen if Hardy's exit will impact any of the other cast-members, but we will let you know when we hear anything.

SUICIDE SQUAD is slated to hit theaters on August 5, 2016.

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