After playing Bane in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy continues to be in demand for superhero roles. We reported in June that Marvel was eyeing the actor to play Doctor Strange, and earlier this week he was mentioned as a candidate to play one of the characters in Warner Bros. Suicide Squad. Today we have a new report that claims 20th Century Fox is "courting" the actor to play the title villain in X-Men: Apocalypse.

There is still much we don't know about the story, except that it will be set in the 1980s and that it will close out the X-Men trilogy that includes 2011's X-Men: First Class and this summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. We reported earlier this month that the story will focus on the budding relationship between Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), with shooting scheduled to begin next April in Montreal.

Fans got their first look at Apocalypse during the end credits scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past, where the young mutant is seen using his telekinetic abilities to assemble the pyramids in Egypt. The actor was later revealed to be Brendan Pedder, but he likely won't be involved in this sequel.

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Since both X-Men: Apocalypse and Suicide Squad come out in the same year, the actor will have to choose one of the two, or perhaps he will pass on both of them. Who would you rather see Tom Hardy play? One of the Suicide Squad members or Apocalypse? Chime in with your thoughts below.