Jon Hamm Would Be Interested in Playing Batman: ‘Why Not?’

Lawrence Kim
September 14, 2018

And I like the genre, and I like when they're done well...

We've heard all sorts of rumors and reports linking Hamm with the role, but what does the man himself think of the idea?

Will Jon Hamm play Batman in a future film? He loves the genre (he particularly loved Black Panther), thinks he'd fit the suit (though he's not insane about all the physical training the role would presumably require), and says - should Warner Bros. come knocking - "Why not?"

Talking to Graham Bensinger for his In Depth interview series, the Mad Men alum perhaps inevitably wound up talking comic books.

"I have had rumors about that since probably season one of Mad Men", he says.

Bensinger pointed out that fans have brought up Hamm's name when it comes to who they would want to be their Bruce Wayne.

"It depends on the script, what the story is", Jon Hamm said in an interview (watch below).

Regarding Jon Hamm, the actor notes he has interest in playing Batman dependent on if it's a good script, which mirrors Ben Affleck's own recent thoughts about why he may not be returning to the role. But don't start making fan art of Hamm as Batman just yet, folks - the actor quickly followed that he has "never had a conversation with anybody about it, literally" and has never been in serious negotiations to play Batman.

"I've sat in the room with all these guys". But, I am sure there is an interesting version of that being out there. Never been offered anything.

The Tag star then stated that he'd "probably fit the suit" - he and Affleck share a similar physical build and are roughly the same height, with Affleck standing only two inches taller than Hamm - but admitted that he would "have to work out a lot", which he isn't exactly thrilled about. "The ones that really turned my head, and I pulled them off newsstands when I was in grade school and junior high, what really started turning my head were the ones I think started turning a lot of people's heads: the Frank Miller stuff with "Elektra: Assassin" and "Dark Knight", Bill Sienkiewicz and all of his insane artwork that really elevated the genre". He was quick to add, "A lot of people have to sign off on that....not just the internet".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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