The rumors were true! Joel Kinnaman will replace Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad. Hardy had to drop out in January due to scheduling conflicts.

Kinnaman confirmed the news while talking to French website AlloCiné about his new movie Run All Night. On the topic of Suicide Squad, Kinnaman was brief but said “all I can say is I’m going to be in the movie. It’s going to be amazing”.

Update: Kinnaman spoke with Collider and had more to say about working with director David Ayer on Suicide Squad:

“The story’s dope and David is just, he’s cool. You know, I think you’re always afraid when you go into like a big superhero movie that it’s gonna be kinda just action and you’re not gonna be able to just really go to the bottom of the characters, but I think he’s gonna be able to do both, really give it both depth and scale. Yeah, all the conversations that we’ve had so far have been like, ‘Wow. Okay, we’re really going there.’ So that’s fun.”

SOURCE: AlloCiné