It looks like Jake Gyllenhaal won't be taking a trip to DC after all.
The Nightcrawler star was director David Ayer's first choice to replace Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad, but it wasn't meant to be.
Sources are now reporting that Jake has passed on the super villain team-up movie.
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Does Jake have the same issue as Tom?
Jake definitely has a full plate, with four different films to promote in 2015 — Accidental Love, Southpaw, Everest, and Demolition — so maybe he was too busy.
Or maybe it's the role?
Jake and Tom are both known for their transformations. Maybe soldier Rick Flag just isn't an interesting enough part for these chameleonic thespians.
[Image via Bauer Griffin Online.]
Tom Hardy is leaving the Suicide Squad!
The Mad Max: Fury Road star has officially dropped out of the comic book film to complete work on the over-schedule The Revenant with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Hard to blame him as he gets to work with both Leo AND Oscar-nominated Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
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But what happens to his character of Rick Flag? Who could possibly replace Tom??
According to The Wrap, director David Ayer is looking to enlist his End Of Watch star Jake Gyllenhaal as a replacement on the super-villain team!
And here we thought Nightcrawler was a member of the X-Men!
Jake may not have conquered the Oscars this year, but at least he can plant a Flag the DC universe.
[Image via Bauer Griffin Online.]
You don't wanna make Tom Hardy angry! You wouldn't like him when he's angry!
Actually, on second thought, we LOVE him when he's angry!!
Tom and his super sexy mug graced the cover of Empire magazine to promote his upcoming reboot of Mad Max, and based on his not-so-happy demeanor, it's easy to see how he scored the role!
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Seriously, we think he smiled more as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises!
Luckily, this mag is filled with enough badass Tom to hold you over until next Spring, so be sure to get your hands on an issue before they're all gone!
Ch-ch-check out his sexy pics (above)!
Tom Hardy is the new road warrior, alongside the ever-hot Charlize Theron, for this rebooted flick!
And the first official theatrical teaser trailer seems to hint that Mad Max: Fury Road will be loaded with action, action, and more action!!!
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Normally movie reboots don't amount to much, but we have high hopes for this one considering they got the original director George Miller to helm this extravaganza!
We're not gonna lie — we're kind of hoping they get Mel Gibson to make a cameo in this movie.
But if they can't make it happen, Tom and Charlize are definitely sexy enough to fulfill us!!!
Check out the trailer (below)!!! Hello, May 15th!!
After reports came out Tuesday that the cast for the next big DC
superhero super villain movie Suicide Squad was being finalized, Warner Bros wasted NO time making it official!
Not only are Jared Leto and Margot Robbie in as The Joker and Harley Quinn as previously reported, but almost every actor rumored to be circling the film over the past few weeks has landed!
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Will Smith will be playing anti-hero assassin Deadshot, Tom Hardy will be no-nonsense soldier Rick Flag, and Jai Courtney will play Aussie criminal Boomerang.
Interestingly enough, even Cara Delevingne will co-star, though instead of playing Harley Quinn as rumored, she will be taking the role of
Who knew such big stars were ready to become expendable?
The Suicide Squad movie is moving full steam ahead, and Warner Bros have just booked Pinewood Studios in Toronto to begin filming next April!
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With production so imminent we can expect official cast announcements any day now, but for now it's looking pretty strong that we'll see Jared Leto and Margot Robbie taking on the iconic roles of The Joker and Harley Quinn!
So far Jared is keeping a tight lid on his big part, even going so far as to invoke the first rule of Fight Club, and Margot is
Unlike Bane, we TOTALLY cared about Tom Hardy before he put on the mask!
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After playing the villain in The Dark Knight Rises, Tom is now reportedly being sought out to play another comic book baddie!
Apparently, X-Men's director Bryan Singer wants Tom to play the part of En Sabah Nur in the upcoming Apocalypse sequel.