Could Tom Hardy be Apocalypse in “X-Men: Apocalypse?
Tom Hardy could be Apocalypse if negotiations and scheduling work out favorably. According to The Wrap, Tom Hardy is being “courted” for the “title role” in “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
Tom Hardy was once rumored to be in contention for “Doctor Strange,” though he has recently been courted for WB’s “Suicide Squad” and the title role in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” so don’t expect to see him join the MCU anytime soon.
A lot of sites are reporting this news and Tom Hardy being courted, but at this stage I would consider this nothing more than wishful speculation. Any actor can be swayed by the right deal but Tom Hardy has become a little more resilient since the miserable experience he had on “This Means War.”
He claims that he wants to focus on more “serious films” but we don’t know what his definition of serious may be. He practically took himself out of the running for “Doctor Strange” and even though he did take on the role of Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” Christopher Nolan had a very serious tone.
I think that Tom Hardy is an excellent actor and has the towering ferocity to play an overpowering villain but this may not be the role for him. I know he could play Apocalypse but I’m not sure how I feel about it so soon after Bane.