It’s being reported that actor Tom Hardy has dropped out of the highly-anticipated Warner Bros. film, Suicide Squad, due to scheduling conflicts.
The news comes via TheWrap, who says that Hardy was forced to bow out of the film because one of his current projects, The Revenant, is going over schedule and will continue shooting into mid-March, after which Hardy will be busy promotion another of his films, Mad Max: Fury Road.
Suicide Squad is expected to begin shooting this April, so given the tight window, it’s no surprise that Hardy decided to leave the film now.
Director David Ayer is reportedly in the midst of convincing Jake Gyllenhaal to take over Hardy’s role of Rick Flagg for the film that will also star Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, and Jared Leto as The Joker.
Suicide Squad will hit theatres on August 5, 2016.
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