Jon Hamm Interested in Playing Batman

Lawrence Kim
September 13, 2018

Iron-jawed and broad shouldered all-American male Jon Hamm is not opposed to donning the cape and cowl of DC's greatest detective, Batman.

"I am a huge comic book fan, always have been", Hamm said, adding that he loves Black Panther and the FX series Legion. I'm pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them and I like the genre and I like it when they're done well.

"I am sure there's an interesting version of that being out there", Hamm said.

It was recently revealed that Henry Cavill was exiting the role of Superman, but Warner Bros. and the actor's representatives both released statements in response.

Of course, he'd be interested in the role depending on a few key factors, notably the screenplay and what kind of story the film would be telling.

THR reported on Wednesday that Ben Affleck, 46, is unlikely to return to the role he's filled in three movies now. We haven't heard anything official about him sticking around since a year ago when he indicated that he would play Batman for as long as the studio wanted him.

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. He had this to say.

Hamm admitted he'd heard "rumors" about himself filling the role 'since probably season one of Mad Men, ' but that he's never actually been offered the part. He does clarify, however, that he's just riffing, as he's never "had a conversation with anyone about it, literally". And I've sat in the rooms with all these guys. I have never been offered anything.

On moving on from Mad Men, a range of thoughts from "Do people want to see me doing anything else? I have to - I'd have to work out a lot, which I don't love".

For The Batman, it looked for a long time like Jake Gyllenhaal was the man to step into Affleck's Bat-boots, but that has now seemingly gone the way of Zack Snyder and there's renewed speculation about who it might be. With that being said, there's a lot of people who think that Hamm would make a really good Bruce Wayne.

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