Late last night, TheWrap surprised us all when they reported that Keanu Reeves and Colin Farrell had entered the mix for Doctor Strange. However, they also dropped another rather large piece of news in that report, and that is that Tom Hardy is being courted for X-Men: Apocalypse. Particularly, for the title role, that of En Sabah Nur, who was seen in the post-credit scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Of course, the studio has yet to comment on this and considering that the actor is apparently close to signing on for Suicide Squad, and also had his eye on Doctor Strange at one point, take this with a grain of salt. Obviously, Hardy couldn’t commit to all three franchises and until we hear something official, this is all just speculation for now.
Personally, I’d be most excited to see the actor join Suicide Squad, especially if it’s in the role of Deadshot, a character that I think he would be absolutely perfect for. However, I definitely wouldn’t object to seeing him in Apocalypse, or even Doctor Strange, for that matter. He’s a tremendously talented individual who has already proven that he can fully transform himself for any role, especially if it’s in a comic book movie. Whichever film he ends up choosing, I think that fans will be in for a treat simply for the fact that Tom Hardy is once again going to be tackling a comic book character.
X-Men: Apocalypse opens on May 27, 2016. Until then, tell us, which role would like to see Tom Hardy take on?
Source: The Wrap