Before he signed on to play Rick Flag in Warner Bros.’ DC movie Suicide Squad, British actor Tom Hardy was linked to another supervillain ensemble in Sony’s The Sinister Six, and now a leaked email from writer-director Drew Goddard to Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal has been uncovered, during which Goddard reveals his plans for Hardy’s Flint Marko, a.k.a. Sandman. Check it out below…
I’m gonna write [Tom] up a note this weekend. But, off the top of my head, some possible talking points are:
– We’re doing something different – it’s time to celebrate the bad guys for once.
-We’re inspired by the classic team/mission of movies: Dirty Dozen, Magnificent Seven, Guns of Navarone. We want that spirit, that SWAGGER.
– If the Spider-Man franchise is the Beatles, then we’re the Sex Pistols.
-Flint Marco is gonna steal the show.
-The character is pure id – the anarchic enthusiast of the team. A chance to have FUN while celebrating being bad.
-Tom embodies that anarchy, that triumphant nihilism – we’ve seen him tap into that spirit before in roles like Bronson, but now we have the chance to crank the volume up to ELEVEN.
-He’s gonna storm through London at the end like God-fucking-zilla. That is not purple prose. He’s going to be AS TALL AS A SKYSCRAPER in the third act of the movie. What does Dr. Strange have? Magic tricks? Fuck you, magic tricks – we’ve got a skyscraper Tom Hardy knocking down buildings!!!!
So, what do you make of those plans then? Are you glad Hardy chose Suicide Squad over The Sinister Six? Or would you have liked to see a skyscraper-sized Tom Hardy storming London like God-fucking-zilla?