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Armie Hammer Says He Doesn't Want To Play Batman But The Rumor Is They Want Someone In Their 40s Anyway

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 2, 2013 at 2:11PM

With "Superman Vs. Batman" now moving ahead, fans continue to speculate and wonder what kind of shape it will take, and more crucially, who will wear the cape and cowl. We've already wondered aloud with our feature What Kind Of Batman Will Superman Face? 5 Choices For 'Superman & Batman,' and if a recent rumor is true, it seems they are looking for someone a bit older. But before we get to that, let's count someone out: Armie Hammer.
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Armie Hammer

With "Superman Vs. Batman" now moving ahead, fans continue to speculate and wonder what kind of shape it will take, and more crucially, who will wear the cape and cowl. We've already wondered aloud with our feature What Kind Of Batman Will Superman Face? 5 Choices For 'Superman & Batman,' and if a recent rumor is true, it seems they are looking for someone a bit older. But before we get to that, let's count someone out: Armie Hammer.

As you might recall, the actor was originally slated to play Bruce Wayne in George Miller's aborted "Justice League" that fell apart weeks away from rolling in front of cameras (you can read all about that in our feature, 20 Superhero Movies That Couldn't Fly All The Way To The Big Screen). But now Hammer has done something of an about face, claiming he's really not into the genre at all and is worried about the preconceived notions that come with men wearing tights...or something.

“I think if Henry [Cavill] and I did ['The Man From 'U.N.C.L.E.'] and then a superhero film straight after, people might start to wonder about us…” he (hopefully) joked (?) to Metro (via Variety), before claiming: “I’m not actually a big fan of superhero films. If you have a guy who is supposed to be invulnerable, then what’s the point?” Says the guy who starred in "The Lone Ranger"...

Anyway, whatever Hammer's mixed feelings are on the subject, he would be too young anyway. According to Batman On Film (yeah, we know), the filmmakers are looking for " a grizzled veteran who has been on the job...for several years" possibly in their "mid-40s." And hell, at 44 years old, our choice of "Game Of Thrones" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau fits in there. Feel free to use that one WB.

So yeah, stuff to think about as Zack Snyder and David Goyer continue to tinker and develop "Superman Vs. Batman" for the big screen.

This article is related to: Armie Hammer, Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice


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