What’s that saying? If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. Apparently that rings true for movie roles too. According to reports, Tom Hardy, the guy we all loved to fear as Bruce Wayne’s nemesis Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, is being eyed for another villainous title role in a completely different superhero universe. After having his name tossed in the running for the lead role in the new Doctor Strange series, Hardy is also being courted as the terrifying new foe to Professor X’s band of do-gooder mutants in X-Men: Apocalypse.
We already know a little bit about the sequel to Days of Future Past including that the film will focus on a new villain — the one Bryan Singer might be wanting Hardy for — Apocalypse, known in the comic-verse as En Sabah Nur or “The First One.” A clip at the end of Days of Future Past teased audiences with a shot of the new character using his powers to form the Great Pyramid in Egypt, which means this guy has been around for a long time and might possibly be the first mutant to have ever existed. Along with several abilities which make him seemingly invincible, Apocalypse also commands the Four Horsemen — Pestilence, Famine, War and Death — who fans also got a glimpse of at the end of the latest X-Men installment.
X-Men: Apocalypse isn’t due to hit theaters until May 2016 so we’re sure plenty more casting rumors will be making their rounds on the internet in the coming months, but if Hardy does sign on for the new film, you won’t find me complaining.