Tom Hardy Also in Running to Play Title Villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
While Tom Hardy was recently listed as being up for a role in the forthcoming DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad, the first film that will follow Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, he's got another comic book project chasing him too. The Wrap reports that The Dark Knight Rises and Inception star is also being courted for the titular villain role in X-Men: Apocalpyse. Funnily enough, Hardy was also shortlisted to once be up for the role of Doctor Strange along with Benedict Cumberbatch, the latter of which is still in the running for that role as Marvel continues to find someone to take the lead role in their Phase Three film.
The likelier role for Hardy would be Suicide Squad, if only because he's worked with producer Charles Roven before on The Dark Knight trilogy, and he's very involved in what's happening with all the DC Comics universe films. But at the same time, maybe this major villain role in Fox's X-Men franchise could entice him too. Anyway, there's a lot of comic book roles floating around right now, so we'll just have to wait and see who ends up sticking with what project. Whichever franchise gets Hardy will certainly be made better by his presence, so stay tuned for updates.