“Tom Hardy’s really the natural choice”: Industry Insider Says Mad Max Star Better Choice For Swamp Thing After Bill Skarsgård DCU Debut Rumors

"Tom Hardy's really the natural choice": Industry Insider Says Mad Max Star Better Choice For Swamp Thing After Bill Skarsgård DCU Debut Rumors
Featured Video

Fans worldwide appear to be split over the choice, with recent rumors circulating that Bill Skarsgård will play ‘Swamp Thing’ in the DC Universe. The Swedish actor is undoubtedly a talented actor, but some people wonder if he’s the right fit for the role. In fact, some claim that Tom Hardy will be a much better choice.

Advertisement

You might be thinking, the 45-year-old actor has already played a DC character (Bane in The Dark Knight Rises). Why would he want to return to another role? Well, the answer is simple: as an industry insider also believes, Hardy is definitely a skilled actor. Moreover, he has experience in portraying interesting and complex characters. 

Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy

On the other hand, it has recently been reported on a rumor that the It and John Wick: Chapter 4, actor might be up for a significant role in an upcoming DCU project. And perhaps now we have some inkling of which role he is rumored to be eying. 

Advertisement

Also Read: Elliot Page Said $836M Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Gave Him Shingles Due to High Stress Working With a Cast of ‘Cis Men’: “I felt out of place”

Should Tom Hardy Play The Lead In The Upcoming Swamp Thing Movie? 

For those who are unfamiliar, ‘Swamp Thing’ is a humanoid swamp creature with extraordinary strength and the capacity to manipulate plant life. He is also well known for fiercely defending both his environment and the creatures that inhabit it. Thus, it is easy to understand why some fans might believe that Tom Hardy would be the ideal choice in light of this.

The Mad Max: Fury Road star has already shown that he can portray complicated characters. He performed a masterful Bane, who was both formidable and terrifying, in The Dark Knight Rises. He also portrayed the title character in Mad Max: Fury Road with amazing physicality and intensity.

Advertisement
Should Tom Hardy Play The Lead In The Upcoming Swamp Thing Movie? 
Should Tom Hardy Play The Lead In The Upcoming Swamp Thing Movie?

These performances show that Hardy is a pro at both physical and emotional acting and that he could easily apply those talents to a character like ‘Swamp Thing’.

And so, according to industry insider John Rocha, the Venom star is a better choice to play ‘Swamp Thing’ than Skarsgård.

“Tom Hardy’s really the natural choice.”

If he were to play the part, he could draw on his background to craft a complex performance that strikes a balance between physicality and complexity. 

Advertisement

Also Read: Venom Star Tom Hardy Paid 2.5X More Than Tom Holland Despite Holland’s Spider-Man Trilogy Making $2.57 Billion More

Bill Skarsgård is Reportedly Eyeing For DCU Role

Fans are familiar with Bill Skarsgård from his roles in the IT film, helmed by The Flash director, Andy Muschietti.

Recently, it was rumored that he might be up for a new portrayal of the ‘Joker’, or even Batman in The Brave and the Bold. However, insider Jeff Sneider of The Hot Mic has learned that Skarsgård is actually being considered for the role of Alec Holland, a.k.a. Swamp Thing.

Advertisement

There is, of course, always a good chance that Skarsgård will end up portraying Swamp Thing in the DC Universe. But if he doesn’t, Tom Hardy should be taken into account as a serious contender for the part. He is a talented actor, who has already proved his ability to portray intriguing and delicate characters.

Bill Skarsgård is Reportedly Eyeing For DCU Role
Bill Skarsgård is Reportedly Eyeing For DCU Role

With Swamp Thing, he will be able to advance his abilities and forge a personality that can be both physically intimidating and emotionally compelling. 

Therefore, it’s important to take into account other possible Swamp Thing candidates, even though the rumors about Bill Skarsgård’s casting is undoubtedly intriguing. And if the Legend actor will be chosen, there is no doubt that he would give the iconic role an unforgettable performance. 

Advertisement

James Mangold, the screenwriter for the upcoming Swamp Thing movie, has recently acknowledged his participation in the film.

There is no information yet regarding the Swamp Thing movie’s release date.

Also Read: “I was just staring at you guys”: Charlize Theron And Tom Hardy’s Palpable Chemistry Endangered Mad Max Casting Director’s Life Before Filming Began 

Advertisement

Source- The Hot Mic

Avatar

Written by Siddhika Prajapati

Articles Published: 1395

Between everyday normalities and supernatural abnormalities, Siddhika Prajapati finds the story in everything. Literature Honors Graduate and Post-Graduated in Journalism (from Delhi University), her undying need to deduce the extraordinary out of simplicity makes her a vibrant storyteller.

Serving as a Senior Entertainment Writer at Fandom Wire and having written over 1300 pieces, Siddhika has also worked with multiple clients and projects over the years, including Indian Express, India Today, and Outlook Group.

Who knows, maybe your next favorite persona on the screen will be crafted by her.