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In Case You Were Worried About Stubbly White Dudes: Tom Hardy Sought For X-Men‘s En Sabah Nur

Don't do it, Tom! Don't complicate our love!


Hollywood, Hollywood, Hollywood. Do you guys know anything about ancient Egypt, or did you just watch an Exodus screener and call it a day?

In addition to being courted for Suicide Squad, the beautiful but very white Tom Hardy is reportedly also the number-one choice to play Egyptian En Sabah Nur in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Hardy would portray the world’s first mutant, born in Egypt circa 3,000 BC. In the Days of Future Past post-credits scene, En Sabah Nur was played by Canadian actor Brendan Pedder, although in a Collider interview with Simon Kinberg last year, the screenwriter intimated that the role would likely be recast.

This obviously isn’t the first time that Hardy has played a POC in a superhero movie–the British actor previously portrayed one of Batman’s few Latino nemeses, Bane. Sigh. I guess dudes not named Chris have to take what superhero roles they can get?

(via Digital Spy)

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