Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Spectre Poster Lands
Look out for that skull, 007!
Mark Ruffalo Says The Hulk Was Cut From Captain America: Civil War
No room for a Brucie bonus after a script change
Gerard Butler Finds The Headhunter's Calling
Business whizz meets personal crisis
New Trailer For The Lobster Simmers Online
Colin Farrell makes an excellent choice
Cate Blanchett Will Be Lucille Ball
In a new biopic written by Aaron Sorkin
Ansel Elgort Finds Code Name Veil
Starring in the CIA drama
Cary Fukunaga Explains His Exit From It
'We didn't want to make the same movie...'
Uzo Aduba Joins American Pastoral
David Strathairn and more also aboard Ewan Mcgregor's film
Scott Cooper In Talks To Direct American Wolf
Leonardo DiCaprio wants him to tackle the story of a hunter and his accidental act
Pilou Asbæk Will Be Game Of Thrones' Euron Greyjoy
The Danish actor will appear in season six
Edward Ashley Heads For The Lost City Of Z
Joining his In The Heart Of The Sea co-star Tom Holland
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
12 August 2015
Tom Hardy Loading Up 100 Bullets
He's producing and looking to star in the Vertigo Comics adaptation
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
London Road (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Drop (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Interstellar (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Locke (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Tom Hardy On For Batman?
No word on his role yet. But hooray!

14 October 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Given how great he was in Inception, this doesn’t exactly count as surprising news, but it’s still very welcome: according to Deadline, Christopher Nolan has recruited Tom Hardy for a major role in the next Batman film.

Before anyone hits the ‘net to scream “TOM HARDY IS THE RIDDLER!!!1!!” A WORD OF… Sorry, left the caps lock on there. A word of caution: there is zero information as to what his role might be, and only an insinuation that he’s playing a villain.

But while there’s zero confirmation on his part, feel free to go nuts with your guesses – would he make a good Riddler? Is he taking on one of the other iconic characters from Bats’ rogues’ gallery? Or could he be Robin? Kidding on that one. We hope…

Hardy, of course, has been shooting Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy for Thomas Alfredson and he also has McG’s action comedy This Means War, alongside Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine, on his schedule. While we thought Nolan might try to factor him into the Bat-universe, there was always the lingering spectre of Mad Max: Fury Road in his future, but thanks to rain and a lot of flowers, that one has been pushed back.

As for Batman 3, all that we really know for sure is that Chris Nolan is definitely making the film (he told us himself) and that Jonah Nolan and David Goyer have been hard at work cranking out another script. We can also exclusively confirm that Michael Caine, cinematic god that he is, is not always the best source for Bat-news.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Christopher Lambert Joins Ghost Rider 2
And he may be breaking out the swords
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: Riddler would be good...
I was so happy when I heard this I've been following Hardy career since Bronson and The Take. He's finally getting the roles he deserves. More

Posted by Rembo92 at 16:05 on 16 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Riddler would be good...
I'm hoping they go for Hugo Strange - Batman's equivalent of Hannibal Lecter. Hardy would do a good job with that kind of role. gn] More

Posted by Fit Kisto at 20:17 on 14 October 2010 | Report This Post

hardy cast
Hardy is a truly exceptional actor.Bronson in my mind should have at least got him an best actor nod at the Oscars. Whatever he is in the new Batman,I am a glad he is in the movie.Definite talent   Edit - please take care when copying a spam link into the title of your post More

Posted by iamkaisersoze at 14:46 on 14 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Tom Hardy, Great Call
Or Deadshot or David Cain! Imagine, they could easily fit one of those two as an assassin who comes to Gotham to collect the bounty on the police-hated Batman. More

Posted by Ivan_Drago at 11:58 on 14 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Tom Hardy, Great Call
If he's a villain he should be Black Mask, or even Hush. More

Posted by Ivan_Drago at 11:41 on 14 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Depp??
Exciting news. He's one of the few actors that could actually replace Ledger as The Joker. More

Posted by CORLEONE at 23:23 on 13 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: I Predicted This
L: zachdicks0n I predicted Tom Hardy in the third Batman playing the Mad Hatter. You should check out my idea for the third movie: http://zachdicks0n.tumblr.com/post/1137880159/my-batman -3-treatment ol should have read the post above me :p I agree with you with The Mad Hatter. I would like to see Scarecrow return in Batman 3 aswell/ More

Posted by efc91 at 20:36 on 13 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: An idiot writes.................
My Tom Hardy Black Mask Wet Dream is an inch closer. This guy is absolutely class. Bronson was a masterpiece and I about a million times more excited about this project now. More

Posted by ashkam at 19:49 on 13 October 2010 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)