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9 Actors Who Could Replace Tom Hardy in SUICIDE SQUAD

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With a title like Suicide Squad, an enhanced mortality rate is to be expected, but actors are already dropping out of the Warner Bros. adaptation of the classic DC Comics series. Well, one actor specifically: Tom Hardy, who was going to play the group’s leader, Rick Flag. Other actors have merely passed on the role for one reason or another. Still, the question remains as to who will suit up to lead Amanda Waller’s ragtag group of supervillainous scum to battle in the 2016 David Ayer-directed film.

While recent reports have floated names like The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal and Dredd‘s Karl Urban, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a list of 9 actors who could theoretically replace Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad. Remember — this is Hollywood, so anything can happen.


Obviously, there’s plenty of other qualified actors out there that I likely left out. So tell me — who would you cast as Rick Flag? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter (@Osteoferocious)!

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  1. vaffangool says:

    I know Warner Bros. has a boner for Viggo Mortensen. I’d rather see Johnny Knoxville.

  2. Rich says:

    i think the studio will play it safe and go with some like sam worthington or charlie hunnam

  3. Rich says:

    i think the studio will go with someone who won’t out shine will smith. so my guess is sam worthington or charlie hunnam.

  4. T says:

    Liam Hemsworth?

  5. Tronhoward says:

    Jensen Ackles comes to mind. Joe Manganiello, Jon Hamm, Idris Elba, or Michael Jai White. Any of these cats.

  6. Jims says:

    Having impressive physicality, an intimidating presence, and an all-business attitude are the critical factors: Scott Patterson.

  7. Bzilla024 says:

    Abe Vigoda

  8. Nina says:

    What about Jon Bernthal? He’s free, and he’s already played a begrudging, doesn’t get along with others sometime-leader of misfits in Walking Dead

  9. Dayna says:

    Nicholas Cage.

    What’s the worst that can happen?

  10. jm5150 says:

    John Goodman

  11. Mark says:

    Joe Flanigan.