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Superhero Rumor Of The Day: Warner Bros. Wants Armie Hammer To Play Batman In 'Justice League' (Again)

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by Kevin Jagernauth
October 9, 2012 10:18 AM
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Armie Hammer

Get out the old bag of salt, and set skepticism phasers to stun, as yet another rumor for a comic book movie that is likely three years away has popped up. And no, we're not talking about "The Avengers 2."

According to Moviehole, Armie Hammer is "on WB's radar" to suit up as Batman in the eventual "Justice League" movie. Of course, as geeks already know, Hammer had that role once before in George Miller's aborted movie back in 2008, which was gearing up to shoot before a variety of factors including the writer's strike eventually shuttered production. The logic here is that following "The Social Network," "Mirror Mirror" ($162 million worldwide) and next year's "The Lone Ranger," Hammer's stock will be higher than ever, making him a smart one to cast. And moreover, he's already prepared once for the role, so he's halfway there, right? Perhaps. 

But then again, WB could wait to see how he leads "The Lone Ranger" to decide if they want him wearing the cowl. Additionally, considering "Justice League" has something like a half dozen superheroes, getting name-brand actors (Hammer's asking price might be much higher very soon) will certainly up the budget. Oddly enough, this rumor says that Hammer wouldn't be used for any standalone Batman movies, just for "Justice League" films. Wouldn't WB be using "Justice League" to spinoff solo outings for these heroes? Seems counterintuitive not to, but then again, overworking our brains on this rumor probably isn't worth the effort at this point.

Anyway, something to toss out to your co-workers on lunch break or whatever. But what do you think -- true or not, would Hammer make a good Bruce Wayne? Weigh in below.

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18 Comments

  • Chris Christopher | January 10, 2013 9:14 AMReply

    Give bale a lot of cash, he is batman

  • Zeus | November 6, 2012 6:49 PMReply

    Christian Bale or ......................... Christian Bale

  • david | October 20, 2012 3:52 AMReply

    This kid dosn't have what it would take to be Batman. Batman is a role that could make the movie a hit or a big flop. D.C. needs to get this one right. What made the Avengers a big hit was good acting. There has been way to many acters playing the role of Batman and it has hurt the role. D.C. will need to do some big things with all of the roles if they want to hit big. They need to remember that Batman has a dark side behind the mask. Superman could hurt the movie too. This role is hard to pick. I really hope they get this right, I am a big fan of the Justice League.

  • Holly | October 19, 2012 9:58 AMReply

    Terrible choice but I hope they pick him. Ha.

  • Bogart | October 9, 2012 6:20 PMReply

    Gotta say it; Boy ain't got the mouth for the cowl. Keaton, Kilmer and Bale all had interesting and idiosyncratic mouths that counter such an expressionless mask... Clooney and Hammer do not. Plus, Wayne needs to be intense and traumatised, which I've never seen available in Armie's range.

  • Alphabet | October 9, 2012 5:52 PMReply

    Fassbinder. FASSBINDER!

  • Alphabet | October 9, 2012 7:02 PM

    *Fassbender

  • Hudson Faber | October 9, 2012 1:27 PMReply

    Great pick for Batman--especially for a franchise bound to have a lot of sequels. He can age into the role along with Cavill.

  • Jarod | October 9, 2012 11:56 AMReply

    He seems like a young Christian Bale, I like the choice!

  • Alphabet | October 9, 2012 6:32 PM

    He seems like a lunkhead. Batman is a cynical dick who can put Superman down with a glance. I don't buy it.

  • No Thanks | October 9, 2012 11:30 AMReply

    He strikes me as a blue blood silver-spoon kid. Can his precise diction be anymore annoying and mellifluous with the sound of privilege?

  • ap | October 9, 2012 12:46 PM

    lol I like his diction...

  • Rick | October 9, 2012 12:00 PM

    This seems like a bad argument considering Batman is essentially an over-privileged, self-righteous rich kid

  • Monica | October 9, 2012 11:09 AMReply

    downgrade, warner, downgrade!!

  • rodie | October 9, 2012 10:35 AMReply

    Hammer looks like Bruce Wayne and Batman. I'd like to see what he can do with a role like this. He was fantastic in TSN, but the roles he had in Mirror Mirror and J. Edgar didn't really suit him well unfortunately. I think The Lone Ranger and Batman are much better fits for him.

  • Lar | October 9, 2012 10:26 AMReply

    wait, do people actually like Armie Hammer as an actor? Besides The Social Network he's been awful in everything else (especially J. Edgar my god)

  • d | October 9, 2012 10:57 AM

    he was very good in J. Edgar.

  • hg | October 9, 2012 10:43 AM

    yeah he was so bad in j edgar he got nominated for a SAG Award LOL

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