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After Tom Hardy dropped out of the role for Rick Flag in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, it was rumored that “Nightcrawler” actor, Jake Gyllenhaal, was eyed to take his spot. Now Variety has a new report that states Gyllenhaal has passed on the offer for the role. 

Variety left no reason for why Gyllenhaal passed but actor Tom Hardy, who initially was set to play Rick Flag, walked away from the project possibly due to his character not having enough screen time. It’s rumored that the script is centered around Deadshot, who will be played by Will Smith, and Joker, who will be played by Oscar award-winner Jared Leto.

The film will shoot in April.

Source: Variety