Tom Hardy Has Exited Suicide Squad & Jake Gyllenhaal Is Replacing Him?

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max) has unexpectedly dropped out of David Ayer's Suicide Squad. 

The Warner Brothers film seemed to be all set with an all-star cast, but i guess not. Tom Hardy would've played Rick Flagg, the reluctant leader of DC Comics team of villains who are forced to be heroes.

The Hollywood Reporter didn't provide any details on why Tom Hardy exited. So, who might replace Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg? A source for The Wrap says that Jake Gyllenhaal ("Nightcrawler") is being courted for the role by director David Ayer. Not my first pick but you know!

Suicide Squad is out in theaters Aug. 5, 2016.