– by Joseph Jammer Medina

For years, the internet has been abuzz with the possibility of Armie Hammer playing a superhero. And not just any superhero: Batman. In fact, the man was set to play the Caped Crusader in the canceled Justice League Mortal film from director George Miller back in the late 2000s.

With Ben Affleck slowly sidling towards the exit in the DC Extended Universe, Hammer is one of those actors many fans keep pointing to. But how does Armie Hammer feel about all this? Does he actually want to play a superhero?

Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Hammer expressed very little interest in playing a super at this time.

“I’m trying to answer in a way that’s not going to get me into trouble. Alright, f**k it, might as well go for it. I haven’t seen a superhero movie in a long time where I thought, f**k, I wish I was in that.

“For me there’s not like a huge rush. Would I love to own a huge house? Yes, for sure. But at the end of the day I’m more interested now in my artistic credibility.”

That being said, the last thing any actor would want to do is rule anything out. Later in the discussion, he added a disclaimer to his previous comments:

“If a great director came around and said ‘I have this idea’… but at the end of the day, no one’s asked and I’m not going out of my way to do it.”

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SOURCE: Happy Sad Confused (via Batman-News)

  • Eric Anderson

    Artistic credibility?! Coming from a guy that did an awful Lone Ranger remake. Armie, the reason no one’s asked, is because, frankly, you aren’t that interesting of a choice.

  • JZC

    Would you like to own a big house? I mean….at his age….I’m pretty sure he’s well off to have an amazing house haha. Also, he’s a heir so….

    I guess that was Jennifer Lawrence seque “humble” candidness.

  • randomironicname

    Sounds like a convoluted way to say “only if the right project comes along”. He is currently in the age range to do it but not sure what character he would be perfect for.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.