Oh, how confusing it must be to be a Hollywood actor nowadays. It’s hard enough to do your best perfecting your craft and hustling to get the roles you want in the business, but nowadays, you have fans casting their favorite actors in every franchise under the sun. Suddenly, as an actor, you’re expected to know about the roles you’re in, the roles you want, and the roles fans imagine you acting in.
Such is the case for at least half a dozen A-list celebrities, not the least of which is Armie Hammer. Hammer is somewhat famous in Hollywood, not just for his work, but also for the fact that at one point, he almost donned the cape and cowl of Batman for the unproduced George Miller Justice League film, Justice League: Mortal.
Though while that film ultimately never happened, Hammer will likely make his way into the DC world one way one another. Others have certainly thrown his name into the ring of two big roles. More specifically, fans have had a field day discussing how great of a Hal Jordan he would be, and Dwayne Johnson has gone on the record of saying that Hammer would make a pretty solid Shazam.
But what has Hammer himself heard? Speaking with Screen Rant, Hammer stated that he hasn’t received any call from the studio about either of these roles yet.
“What an embarrassment of riches to have all of these choices. The funny thing is, is nobody has ever come to me an been like… My agent has never called and said, ‘Armie, Warner Bros, has been talking to me. There’s really interested in you. This whole thing.’ Never. In fact, after… there was like a… When the Green Lantern stuff first kind of started, which I think is Geoff Johns fault, because he like followed me on Twitter or something, and everybody was like what does that mean?! So uh… how did it happen, Um, I called my agent, after it had been going on for like a week or two, it had been going on for a little bit, I called my agent, I was like, ‘Man, have you heard anything from like D.C. or anything?’ And he was like, ‘No.’ I was like, ‘nothing?’ He was like, ‘No. I was like, ‘Not one thing?,’ and he was like, ‘No. Why?’ I was like, ‘nothing about… Green Lantern?,’ and he was like, ‘No, nothing,’ and I was like, alright. That’s it, that’s the end of it.”
Well at the very least, you can’t fault him for being unaware of the scuttlebutt around the internet. We just wish that the studio system moved a bit faster so that we can have some freakin’ closure about this thing. That being said, given that DC Films are in a holding pattern until Justice League hits theaters, it doesn’t sound like they’ll be announcing anything in the next several months.
We’ll just have to wait and see if Hammer ever moseys on over to the DCEU. One day, perhaps.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.
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SOURCE: Screen Rant