Enter the Bat-Hamm? Jon Hamm shows interest in playing Batman

13 September, 2018, 20:42 | Author: Dominic Spencer

When asked about his interest in the genre, the Mad Men star told host Graham Bensinger, 'I am a huge comic book fan, always have been'.

Just yesterday we were kicking around the concept of Ryan Gosling taking over the role, but today a new idea has been brought to our attention, courtesy the wildly talented Jon Hamm.

Now that Cavill is no longer a part of the team, there is a lot of speculation that Affleck will be the next to go. Those are the kinds of lessons I think they're starting to translate into the films now.

The variety of reports about the future of the DC Extended Universe, and the Matt Reeves-directed The Batman, means it's anyone's guess as to what films actually come to fruition and who will star in them.

See Hamm's full pitch (below)!

Ben Affleck hasn't turned in his cape just yet, but one major Hollywood actor is already setting his sights on the role of the Caped Crusader. Prior reports indicated Warner Bros. was looking to cast a younger actor to replace Affleck, with Jake Gyllenhaal's name having been tossed in the ring at one point, along with Jack Huston and the newly-rumored Kit Harington. "But, I mean, a lot of people have to sign off on that, obviously not just the internet".


Addressing past chatter that he would make a wonderful Bruce Wayne, Hamm mentioned that he's heard rumors "since probably season one of Mad Men", which debuted over a decade ago in 2007.

"I have never had a conversation with anybody about it, literally", Hamm said.

Hamm continued, "I'd probably fit the suit, you know?" But, I am sure there is an interesting version of that being out there. "I have to - I'd have to work out a lot, which I don't love".

"I've sat in the room with all these guys".

Hamm added, "Never been offered anything". The Mad Men star has been linked to the role by fans for years, though he hasn't ever been in the running to play it closely enough to audition. Of course there are many, many great actors who'd be a great fit for Batman, but now that we're picturing Jon Hamm in the role, nothing else will suffice.

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