Tom Hardy Playing Elton John Is Just All Sorts of Wrong

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tom hardyTom Hardy is a fine actor. He is also incredibly hot. Like, hot enough that it is almost a problem. I would watch him do just about anything. I would watch him make ice cubes. I was going to say, I'd watch him paint a wall, but given the amount of heaving and arm-strength that requires, I have no doubt that Tom Hardy painting a wall would be captivating in the extreme.

Even with most of his face covered and his voice horribly altered for The Dark Knight Rises when he played Bane, I was still sort of like, "Bane can get it." "It" being me. Carnally. All of this said, it was recently announced that Tom Hardy will be taking on a new sort of challenge in his next big role. As much faith as I have in the guy (also lust), I can't shake the feeling that it's a bad fit.

Tom is slated to play the role of Elton John in the biopic about the singer, titled Rocketman. Uh. Blame my limited scope of imagination, but I'm having a hard time picturing that, you know? Elton John as a young man, clearly, does not look like he does now ... but still, even in his youth, he was no Tom Hardy. Please don't be mad at me, Sir Elton. You are awesome and I am loath to incur your wrath.

I think there are a couple of actors who'd be really great choices to play the guy. For one, and go with me on this, I think Daniel Radcliffe would be amazing. Seriously! We already know he rocks spectacles, and I think he'd be a fitting young-Elton. Plus, he's been on Broadway, so the singing would be easy. I would also accept the fabulous star of NBC's Hannibal, Hugh Dancy. In fact, Hugh might be the best choice. I say that solely because I find his smile to be so winning.

Which ever way they go, I hope they aren't married to Tom Hardy. Because, while he's awesome, the energy he brings to the screen isn't right for the role. I mean, the guy's next big movie hitting theatres is a remake of Mad Max. In closing, I'd like to add:


Do you think Tom Hardy's right for the role? If not, who else would you like to see play Elton?


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nonmember avatar brook

Wow, so intriguing! Yes, Hardy can do this; he will surprise us!

nonmember avatar Hardygirl

When I heard the rumor a long time ago that Tom Hardy could possibly play Elton John in the "Rocketman" I treated it as just that, a rumor.

As one of Tom Hardy's biggest and long time fans I am a bit disappointed in hearing he will play the lead role in this film.

Why do you ask? Because Tom always gives %150 in every role and gets lost in his roles. With the way Hollywood is with sex this movie will have plenty of it. I'm going to go ahead and say what you all are thinking. We don't want to see Tom Hardy have sex with other men. Plain and simple and I have a really bad feeling this film will focus around Elton John's homosexuality and not on his music. Sex sells, and controversial homosexual sex sells even more.

Not only does Tom Hardy look NOTHING like Elton John, he will lose any and all sex appeal he has.

He will land an Oscar or 2 though. That's a given.

Penelope Pit-Stop

I am huge Tom Hardy fan, as well as an Elton fan since the 70's. I think that Tom's acting expertise will make the audience completely believe that he IS Elton. He's just that transformative as an actor. I read that Elton wanted Justin Timberlake. As much as I love JT, I think that the audience would ONLY channel JT, and none of Elton. The homosexuality of this masterful showman is only one piece of the puzzle that makes him so great. Similarly to the amazing gorgeousness of Hardy. He's not just a pretty face, he is an amazing actor. When one considers how gorgeous Paul Newman was, and the lack of recognition that he received, as an actor as opposed to one of the most beautiful men in the industry, it's sad how these "true" talents get placed in a box. In that box is the only place that people want to accept/receive them. My other love is Denzel. When he played in Training Day, he was a true SOB! He wiped the floor with everyone else that year in terms of making you absolutely despise his character while still loving the acting prowess of a truly talented actor. I think Hardy will WoW everyone!!!

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