Because you can raise hell *and* save the world, right?
Everyone knows that Tom Hardy is an actor, philanthropist and real-life superhero.
Anyway, the sex-God has spoken – and he’s not a fan of how “clean-living” the characters in modern-day superhero films are becoming, comparing the likes of Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones in the ’80s to Chris Hemsworth’s Thor.
“One was allowed to express personal characteristics,” the 39-year-old actor told The Sunday Times newspaper.
“Now you’ve got to look like you’ve just come off a vegan diet, gone to the gym, part Navy Seal, really clean-valued, clean-living, moralistic – and then you go out and save the world from an impending danger that isn’t really dangerous at all.
“And it becomes not committed to any sense of the gubbins of reality: I don’t recognise this man.”
Of course, Tom played the villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and was reportedly in line to play Rick Flag in Suicide Squad until a scheduling clash with The Revenant filming led to his exit from the superhero movie.
He recently opened up about his role in new show Taboo, telling the BBC that “it’s not a period drama until someone gets naked”.
“You’re lucky there was a loincloth because I didn’t want one,” he said.
“It’s not a period drama until someone gets naked and covers themselves in blood. At least you’re showing willing.”
The new show follows the story of James Delaney (Hardy), a traveller who everyone thought was dead until he returns to London in 1814 after spending 10 years in Africa to reclaim his father’s shipping empire.
The eight-episode series boasts a stellar cast including Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin, David Hayman, Jessie Buckley and Jefferson Hall.