Jon Hamm Talks Wanting To Play Batman

Since the reports of Ben Affleck’s exit as Batman hit the Internet, we’ve come across several popular fan casts being thrown out to play the iconic Dark Knight.

Baby Driver star Jon Hamm also hinted at the possibility of him portraying the Batman during a recent interview on Graham Bensinger’s In Depth. Hamm further revealed that he would be more than happy to take on the role, obviously keeping in mind what the plot is:

“It depends on the script, what the story is. I am a huge comic book fan, always have been. I have read comic books since I was nine or younger. And I am pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them. And I like the genre, and I like when they are done well.”

This should come as an interesting bit for all DC fans as previous rumors also stated that Hamm wanted to steal Affleck’s role as the iconic Batman. However, Hamm reveals that he’s never actually spoken about the role to anyone:

“I have had rumors about that since probably season one of Mad Men. I have never had a conversation with anyone about it, literally. And I’ve sat in the room with all these guys. I have never been offered anything. I think the Internet wants what it wants. But, I mean, a lot of people have to sign off on that, obviously not just the Internet.”

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Hamm would love to take on the role, even if it takes some extra effort:

“I’d probably fit the suit. I’d have to work out a lot, which I don’t love. But, I am sure there is an interesting version of that being out there. And if they wanted to tap me on the shoulder and ask me to do it: why not?”

It’s still unclear who’d play the role of Batman in Matt Reeves’ Batman as it was earlier reported that the film will be based on a younger version of Batman in his first year, as it will feature the Batman: Year One storyline. Well, keeping in mind that Hamm is actually a year older than Affleck, we may not really see him suited as the Caped Cruisader.

Directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

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