Man, how funny would it be if that were literal? Too bad I’m just talking about actors. Tom Hardy’s schedule has forced him to drop out of the role of Rick Flagg, with Jake Gyllenhaal the most likely replacement.
Funnily enough, after watching Nightcrawler I was thinking Gyllenhaal would be an excellent Joker, probably more so than Jared Leto. As for Hardy, I feel like he deserves to get one of the big, iconic roles, and that this would have been a waste for him. Why not have him as Martian Manhunter, or Shazam?
It’s going to be an odd superhero movie any way you slice it, but at least they look to be replacing one good actor with another.