I heard this rumor the other day and had planned simply to ignore it. However, I’ve got so much email on it, I figured that I might as well address it.
“What rumor?” you ask? Well, Tom Hardy’s TDKR role is that of Gotham City Police Detective Harvey Bullock.
It appears that the source of this rumor is IMDB which is known to post BS info from time to time -- especially when it comes to cast lists. With that fact in mind, I wouldn’t put much stock into this. Could Hardy be playing Bullock? Sure. But I’m of the mind that the IMDB report is bogus.
Batman in Comic's Harvey Bullock
Now, I did suggest Bullock might be one of the possible roles that Hardy may play in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES in a RECENT OP-ED. Bullock doesn’t have to be middle age and overweight you know. My take was that the character would be a GCPD task force leader that’s been put together to bring in The Batman.
We’ll see soon enough exactly who Hardy is playing as I expect a big announcement soon.