It has been reported that Tom Hardy may play villain Hugo Strange in the highly anticipated third installment of Chris Nolan's Batman series. According to ComicBookMovie and Batman-News, Hardy will play Strange in the film. This information is from a source that has been correct with their hunches in the past, so take the news for what it is at the moment.
Their source was correct when they stated that The Riddler would not be the villain in the film. That same source stated that Rachel Weisz and Anne Hathaway were in the running for the lead prior to the list being posted, so there is a definite merit to this information.
Here is a little info about Proffesor Hugo Strange. Strange is considered to be a genius in many scientific fields, a master criminal strategist as well as being skilled at hand-to-hand combat. He is obsessed with Batman and his mind and so he often dresses as him to prove himself better.
The Dark Knight Rises will be released on July 20, 2012. This role actually sounds spot on for Hardy who was great in Bronson. Hardy is such a strong actor because he is versatile. I believe he would be a great fit for this role. What are your thoughts?