Tom Hardy may have recently dropped out of Suicide Squad, but it looks like he still might want another superhero role.
In a recent sitdown with Collider.com, Hardy said he would love to take on Marvel’s Punisher:
HARDY: I heard Warner Bros. has a few more superhero movies, maybe one or two that they’re developing [Laughs]. I want The Punisher… I want The Punisher, or Splinter Cell, I want something…I don’t know what I want.
Collider: You as Punisher could be very interesting.
HARDY: I’m not big enough to be The Punisher, I’m 5’9” [Laughs].
Collider: But I actually think that adds to the character.
HARDY: Frank Castle, I would love it. Is that him, isn’t it?
Collider: Yeah. It’s Frank Castle.
Hardy played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, but it looks like he’s interested in having a leading role in something that could potentially be a big and recurring role, as it’s part of a large cinematic universe.
According to Marvel.com:
Shortly after a tour in Vietnam, Castle, his wife, Maria and their children were in New York’s Central Park for an afternoon picnic when they witnessed a Mafia gangland execution; an informant had been hanged from a tree. Seeking to eliminate all witnesses, the Costa crime family murdered them on the spot. However, Castle survived. Even though Frank was able to identify all of the shooters the police were unable to help Castle in his quest for justice; they were tied in too deeply to the powerful Costa family. He decided that the only punishment criminals might receive is that of physical destruction. Shortly thereafter, he emblazoned his body armor with a symbol of a death’s head, and exacted his revenge. Since then he has waged a one-man war upon crime, taking the name Punisher.
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