Armie Hammer And His Glorious Chin Address Those Batman Rumours
Ben Affleck had barely hung up his cape as Gotham City’s favourite crusader before the jostles from Hollywood’s leading men began, all of them vying for the position of Batman.
Given that it seems the minimum requirement for playing the role is a square jawline and glorious chin, as you would expect quite a number of stars fit the bill. Nick Jonas offered his services to Warner Bros./DC, while fan art emerged of Robert Pattinson as the next Bruce Wayne. But when it comes to the bookies’ favourite, Armie Hammer has certainly been generating the most talk at the rumour mill.
According to Revenge of the Fans, Hammer is in final talks to be the lead. Whilst still just a rumour, Hammer certainly seems like a strong choice for the part. He sports the suaveness and charisma to play the billionaire persona of Bruce Wayne, but can also knock out action sequences with ease. He’s a well-rounded performer, having appeared in offbeat indie dramas and more intimate character films.
There’s also the fact that this wouldn’t be Hammer’s first rodeo in the realm of superhero movies. Back in 2007, the actor was actually cast as Batman for George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal, a film Hammer has since expressed relief for never coming into fruition. More recently, the actor has been tied to other DC characters like Shazam and Green Lantern, but should he get the part of Batman his career certainly would have come full circle.
But when asked about the latest talk that he could be up for the role during an interview with Yahoo Movies, Hammer seemed positively clueless.
“No one who can actually give me the job has asked me if I’m interested,” he insisted, adding, “I don’t even know if they are done – they are still working on a script.”
The actor went on to say, “I don’t think that they are close to production but I can conclusively tell you that no one has checked my availability, which is a bummer.”
It seems more likely that Matt Reeves will cast a younger Batman than Ben Affleck for what he has promised will be more of a detective-driven story with a full “rogue’s gallery.”
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” he explained. “It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films.”
Hammer might seem clueless, and Reeves might be suggesting a younger candidate is more likely, but there’s a reason why Hammer is the fan favourite and he certainly would bring something interesting to the role