Joel Kinnaman replacing Tom Hardy in ‘Suicide Squad’, aiight, okay.


Joel Kinnaman is replacing Thomas Hardy in DC’s Suicide Squad. He is playing Rick Flagg. I don’t know that character. Or Kinnaman.


TheWrap reports Kinnaman is set to take over the role of Rick Flagg in the Warner Bros. picture. Hardy dropped out in January due to scheduling conflicts with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant and the Mad Max: Fury Road press tour.

Following Hardy’s departure, Ayer eyed his End of Watch star Jake Gyllenhaalas a potential replacement for Hardy. After Gyllenhaal passed, Karl UrbanJoel Edgerton, and Jon Bernthal were rumored as potential candidates to play Rick Flagg.

Kinnaman joins a star-studded cast that also includes Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, and Jared Leto as the Joker.

In addition, Jesse Eisenberg is in talks to reprise his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice role as Lex Luthor, and Viola Davis is circling the role of Amanda Waller. Ben Affleck is also rumored to make an appearance as Batman.

Based on the DC Comics team of the same name, Suicide Squad centers on a group of supervillains who strike a deal: In exchange for commuted sentences, they’ll carry out black-ops missions for the government. Or as Ayer put it, “it’s Dirty Dozen with supervillains.”

Thoughts? Blasé like me?