Armie Hammer May be the Only Actor in History Who Lost Out on Both DC and Marvel by an Inch

Armie Hammer was rumored to be playing characters in both the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universes.

armie hammer may be the only actor in history who lost out on both dc and marvel by an inch


  • He missed out on a DC role as Batman in a canceled DC Justice League movie
  • There were rumors that he was a potential choice for the lead role in the MCU's Ant-Man, but he and Edgar Wright denied the rumors.
  • The Social Network actor was spotted on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and repeatedly denied having any involvement with the movie.
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Armie Hammer could’ve been a part of both the DC as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universes. The actor was rumored to be playing characters in both the superhero universes. While it was reported that the J.Edgar actor was set to play the role of Batman in a canceled Justice League film, there were also rumors that he was a potential choice for MCU’s Ant-Man. 

Armie Hammer in Call Me by Your Name
Armie Hammer in Call Me by Your Name

If the rumors are to be believed then various actors were thought for the lead role in MCU’s Ant-Man. Before Paul Rudd gained widespread appreciation for the role, a wide range of actors were rumored to be in line. Armie Hammer was also one of them even though both he and screenwriter Edgar Wright have repeatedly denied the rumors.

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Was Armie Hammer supposed to be Ant-Man?


After the book MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios was released, many details from the studio raised buzz on the internet. If it is believed, then names like Simon Pegg, Armie Hammer, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were on the list before Paul Rudd made the role his own.

The rumors surrounding The Social Network actor joining the MCU started when Armie Hammer was spotted on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. However, it was later revealed that the actor visited a friend there. He repeatedly denied having any involvement with the movie. Later, during an interview with ScreenRant, the actor also turned very awkward on the topic of Ant-Man. 

The interview might look to many fans as the ones by Andrew Garfield before the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home. But not it looks like the actor was not wrong as he was never associated with anything related to Ant-Man anymore.


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Armie Hammer also missed out on a DC role

Armie Hammer in a still from J. Edgar (2011)
Armie Hammer in a still from J. Edgar

While Armie Hammer’s association with Marvel was just based on some rumors, he was all set to play Batman in a canceled DC Justice League movie. Back in 2007, George Miller was about to make a Justice League: Mortal movie starring Armie Hammer as Batman along with a wide variety of stars as the DC superheroes.

The cast of the movie was very different from the Justice League we have seen in the DCEU. The canceled movie had Adam Brody as The Flash, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, and several others. Speaking about it to Den of Geek, George Miller blamed a writer’s strike accompanied by some other legal issues for the cancellation.


Miller’s take on the Justice League was a unique one. It would have focused on a series of chaos that ensued when Batman’s files containing the data of his team members and ways to neutralize them were stolen by a villain and implemented against them. Unfortunately, Armie Hammer lost the chance to play a version of Batman as George Miller’s most ambitious project was shelved forever.

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Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.