Announced to much fanfare with a full cast in place this December, Warner Bros. DC Entertainment adaptation "Suicide Squad" has had some small growing pains. Now a report is claiming that the loss of one star came as a result of the final script for the film not meeting his expectations.
Latino Review has a story up today claiming that the reason actor Tom Hardy walked from the incoming David Ayer-directed movie was because he had not seen a finished script when he originally agreed to play Rick Flag. Once the full cast was assembled – including new Joker/Oscar-winner Jared Leto and superstar Will Smith as Deadshot – the script was tweaked to play to those bigger parts and Hardy apparently wasn't interested in their version of the story where Flag served as a supporting player.
Immediately after Hardy quit the part this week, reports surfaced that Jake Gyllenhaal is being eyed to fill the Rick Flag role in the DC supervillain team-up movie. If he does, he'll join Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang and Cara Delevigne as Enchantress. Additionally, "Batman v Superman's" Lex Luthor Jesse Eisenberg is still rumored to be connected to "Suicide Squad" in some form while Warners is reportedly also chasing Viola Davis for the part of Amanda Waller.
"Suicide Squad" is scheduled for release on Aug. 5, 2016.