Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Ridley Scott Says 'Exodus' Would Never Get Financed Starring "Mohammad So-and-So From Such-And-Such” Ridley Scott Says 'Exodus' Would Never Get Financed Starring "Mohammad So-and-So From Such-And-Such” Ridley Scott Says 'Blade Runner 2' Shoots In 2015 But He Won't Direct, Harrison Ford Will Show Up In The Third Act Ridley Scott Says 'Blade Runner 2' Shoots In 2015 But He Won't Direct, Harrison Ford Will Show Up In The Third Act Retrospective: The Films Of Francis Ford Coppola Retrospective: The Films Of Francis Ford Coppola Watch: Joe Wright Enters Fairy Tale Land With First Trailer For ‘Pan’ Starring Hugh Jackman & Rooney Mara Watch: Joe Wright Enters Fairy Tale Land With First Trailer For ‘Pan’ Starring Hugh Jackman & Rooney Mara Watch: James Franco And Seth Rogen Are Burning Down The House In Final Trailer For 'The Interview' Watch: James Franco And Seth Rogen Are Burning Down The House In Final Trailer For 'The Interview' Watch: Carla Gugino Has Ulterior Motives For Meeting Patrick Stewart In The Trailer For ‘Match’ Watch: Carla Gugino Has Ulterior Motives For Meeting Patrick Stewart In The Trailer For ‘Match’ DOC NYC Review: 'Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine' A Moving Eulogy To A Life Lost, But Not Forgotten DOC NYC Review: 'Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine' A Moving Eulogy To A Life Lost, But Not Forgotten Watch: Stanley Kubrick Supercut Explores The Director's Use Of Red Watch: Stanley Kubrick Supercut Explores The Director's Use Of Red Watch: Entire First Season Of Brit TV Series 'Widows' That Steve McQueen Is Remaking For His Next Film Watch: Entire First Season Of Brit TV Series 'Widows' That Steve McQueen Is Remaking For His Next Film Watch: Al Pacino Plays An Aging Rocker Transformed By John Lennon In First Trailer For ‘Danny Collins’ Watch: Al Pacino Plays An Aging Rocker Transformed By John Lennon In First Trailer For ‘Danny Collins’ Listen: 45-Minute Talk With Christopher Nolan, Plus The Big Twist From Steven Spielberg's 'Interstellar' Script And More Listen: 45-Minute Talk With Christopher Nolan, Plus The Big Twist From Steven Spielberg's 'Interstellar' Script And More Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... 21 Movies About Weird, Kinky Or Compulsive Sex 21 Movies About Weird, Kinky Or Compulsive Sex SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination'  Starring Ethan Hawke SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination' Starring Ethan Hawke From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 15 Best Documentaries Of 2013 The 15 Best Documentaries Of 2013 The 15 Best TV Shows Of The 2012/2013 Season The 15 Best TV Shows Of The 2012/2013 Season The Playlist Bares All: 20 Unforgettable Nude Scenes The Playlist Bares All: 20 Unforgettable Nude Scenes 16 Great Revenge Movies Worth Hunting Down 16 Great Revenge Movies Worth Hunting Down

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

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 9, 2012 at 10:18AM

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."
18
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.

This article is related to: Armie Hammer, Justice League


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates