Tom Hardy Has a DC Comics Project in the Works - But It's Not a Movie

Friday, 08 May 2015 - 10:08AM
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Friday, 08 May 2015 - 10:08AM
Tom Hardy Has a DC Comics Project in the Works - But It's Not a Movie
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Tom Hardy was disappointed when he had to drop out of Suicide Squad due to scheduling conflicts, but apparently, DC Comics is offering him a consolation prize. The actor revealed in a recent interview that he is attached to star in another DC project that's in the works, which he describes as a "psychological f*ckfest."

"I actually got something cooking with Warner Bros. which is also a comic book, it's a DC thing," Hardy told Collider. "It's really good actually, it contains elements of all kinds of stuff. From 'Ocean's Eleven,' to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, Technicolor, 'Pulp Fiction.' It's a psychological f*ckfest, it's absolutely awesome. It's as if you would take [the Warren Ellis co-created comic book series] 'Transmetropolitan' and make it happen, but it'€™s not that out there [in a futuristic cyberpunk world] it's something which is much more real world. It could be like 'Heat,' it could be fucking awesome."

He wouldn't give any other details on the project, other than to clarify that it's "not even a movie." Although, when he expands on that point, it becomes unclear whether the project is "not a movie" or "not just a movie":

"It's real estate, it's PRIME real estate which is sitting there right under everybody's nose that no one's really thought about yet and it goes TV and movie, it's awesome. I can't believe that nobody has even – I know they thought of it but no one has actually blown life into it yet."

He seems to be implying that the project will involve both television and movies, which would make more sense, as it's difficult to imagine an actor with Hardy's current star power doing a television series by itself (although limited series are becoming more popular among movie stars). So it could be a Marvel/Dark Tower type of situation in which connected TV shows and movies run in tandem, but we'll just have to wait and see.

He also revealed in a recent Collider interview which Marvel hero he would want to play if given the opportunity: "I want the Punisher... I'm not big enough to be The Punisher, I'm 5'9"... Frank Castle, I would love it." 

Oh, we would love it too, Tom Hardy. He would make a perfect Frank Castle, regardless of his height, and we almost wish he were making that instead of a DC Comics adaptation. Oh, well, we can dream.

Via Indiewire.
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