When the cast of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad was initially announced, Tom Hardy had joined the group as the DC villain Rick Flag, the leader of the squad.
However later on, Hardy had to drop out of the project due another project and in an interview with Variety, he spoke about his disappointment of leaving the DC film.
“It punched right into that, yeah. That got derailed for me. Was I bummed? Of course I was. I hate fucking losing work. I kept bemoaning that they were losing me significant money on a daily basis. Actually, it was good for my character.”
Flag will now be played by Joel Kinnaman who you can spot in the Suicide Squad trailer below if you haven’t seen it.
“It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”
Suicide Squad is slated to come out in theaters on August 5, 2016.