Last week we learned that Warner Bros and DC Entertainment were making headway with their adaptation of The Flash and their Green Lantern sequel. It’s also no secret that Christopher Nolan and his camp are steadily working on Batman 3, so where does that leave the leader of the DC team? Superman, is set to hit the big screen again in a reboot tentatively within the next few years.
Even though his previous portrayer Brandon Routh is open (and eager) to reprise the role, the studio is going for a different look this time. Could Jon Hamm finally be inching his way to the head of the casting line?
According to TMT, Warner Bros is seriously considering Hamm to take over the role of Supe. For years the actor has been a fan favorite with his tall stature, square jaw, and obvious maturity. He definitely reminds us of the Alex Ross version of the hero, and it would be a needed change of pace. Hamm is currently 39 years old and his age is the only thing keeping him from really taking this thing on.
But to combat that issue, people are noting that Robert Downey Jr. was over 40 when he was hired for Iron Man, and nobody and we mean NOBODY wanted him in that role! Look how well that turned out. Hamm recently spoke to MTV, and he talked about the responsibility of taking on a comic book franchise.
“It’s a tricky road to go down with some of those heroes, because they’re not flawed. Superman is Superman — he’s invincible, so where’s the drama? I think what people are finding with the success of things like Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, it’s much more interesting to talk about the person behind these heroic personae rather than the flying, shooting fire and lasers and all this other stuff.”
Touche, touche Hamm. Nothing has been set in stone but people just won’t let this rumor die….keep it up!
Do you want to see Hamm as Superman in the new film?