While Tom Hardy (’The Dark Knight Rises’,”Inception’) had to drop out of ‘Suicide Squad’ due to scheduling conflicts, it seems he is once again at work with DC Entertainment only this time it’s a secret project. What kind of project? He wouldn’t outright say but in a recent interview with Collider about ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ Hardy went a little off course with a few big hints to throw out at all of us.
It seems like a story not set in DC’s current Cinematic Universe is being built. The development of it is vague as to whether it is a movie, television series, or animated feature.
First off when he’s talking about the project in general to describe the tone he says the following:
“I actually got something cooking with Warner Bros. which is also a comic book, it’s a DC thing which is kind of… 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 Transmetropolitan and make it happen, but it’s not that out there it’s something which is much more real world. It could be like Heat, it could be fucking awesome. Let me tell you what it is, try and guess.”
Hardy doesn’t exactly say that this is only a movie but does hint to something even more:
“It’s not even a movie. It’s already… 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.”
Could this be DC’s first actual stab at a television/movie hybrid model? It almost sounds like what the initial plan for Stephen King’s ‘Dark Tower‘ plan was going to be. Though what books by DC Entertainment could be described as a “psychological f*ckfest” with an ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and ‘Batman’ feel to it? My first thought was ‘The Watchmen’ but with the film having been done so recently I can’t imagine that they would be rebooting it again so soon. Slash Film suggests both ‘Shade the Changing Man’ and ‘Doom Patrol.’ I could definitely see ‘Doom Patrol’ being a possible candidate here but I’m not fully sold that this is where he is going with the hint.
I suppose only time will tell for sure what DC and Hardy have got up their sleeves.
What are your thoughts on what DC book that Tom Hardy is referring to? Something that would be out of the mainstream DC Universe that is extensive enough to be done both in television and film format? Share your thoughts below!