Back in January, actor Tom Hardy dropped out of Suicide Squad, citing scheduling conflicts with his new film The Revenant. There were also rumors that surfaced shortly thereafter claiming Tom Hardy wasn't happy with the creative direction of his character, Rick Flagg. But now the actor claims that is not the case. He confirms that director Alejandro González Iñárritu went over schedule on The Revenant, which will resume production in July due to issues with the weather. Here's what Tom Hardy had to say about why he could not be a part of Suicide Squad.
"There's a very practical element as to why I've missed out on that foray, which is because Alejandro [G. Inarritu] has overshot by three months in Calgary, so we've got to go back out to Patagonia or Alaska to continue shooting The Revenant which has turned into a much bigger beast than we thought, but that also looks exceptional. Literally we wrapped in Calgary for now until we go back in July. It (Suicide Squad) would have smashed the two, I would've had a beard. It was just not gonna happen so I got ass-slammed technically out of Suicide Squad, gutted, so I had to hand it over to Joel Kinnaman, who will do an amazing job. It's just I got bumped out, and that's cool that's the way it is."
He also added how "bummed" he was that he couldn't be a part of Suicide Squad, teasing the important dynamic between The Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). The actor also called the script "alley," which means ""right up there with the best."
"Warner Bros. is my home studio and I love them so I was really bummed out. I wanted to work on that and I know the script is really f---ing alley and I also know what's gonna happen with The Joker and Harley Quinn in that; I won't give away too much... it's fucking alley. And that whole territory is something that I would certainly - I mean, everybody loves The Joker. Everybody loves The Joker. Will Smith is a dope guy, but everybody loves The Joker and that's gonna, I think, be a very important film for fans."