Could you see it?
By Dominic Moreno
PHOENIX – Former Mad Men star and self-proclaimed “huge comic book fan” Jon Hamm would be interested in replacing Ben Affleck as Batman, if the script was good, Hamm said during a taping of In Depth with Graham Bensinger.
Hamm told Bensinger that a serious conversation with Warner Bros. has yet to happen, but that he would be open to the possibility, “I’d probably fit the suit. I’d have to work out a lot, which I don’t love. But, I am sure there’s 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?”
Hamm’s comments ride on the heels of rumors that Ben Affleck will be abandoning his role as Batman in the DC Cinematic Universe (DCEU). Affleck previously starred as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League. Henry Cavill is also rumored to be leaving behind his role as Superman, and now debates are swirling as to who might fill the shoes of these two iconic superheroes.
Despite the rumors, Cavill’s agent denied that the English actor would be leaving his role behind on Twitter, saying that the cape is still in his closet.
Cavill followed the lead of his agent and posted this bizarre video on Instagram—showing himself slowly raising up a Superman action figure with odd music and barking in the background:
As Affleck’s exit becomes the more likely departure of the two from the DCEU, Hamm says that more than just the general public would need to be on board for him to officially sign on to the role of Batman.
“I have never had a conversation with anybody about it, literally. And I’ve sat in the room with all these guys. I have never been offered anything.” Hamm said, “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.”
Until an announcement is made by Warner Bros., it looks like Ben Affleck will continue to play the dual part of Bruce Wayne and Batman in upcoming DCEU films.
Watch Jon Hamm’s full interview with Graham: