Jon Hamm & Ansel Elgort Joked About Playing Batman & Superman Years Ago

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Actors Jon Hamm and Ansel Elgort joked about playing Batman and Superman now the actor are rumored to be back in the mix to carry the torch after Ben Affleck dropped out of the role.

The Dark Knight mantle is yet again vacant and rampant fan speculation is running amuck per usual. The Batman is a sacred role thanks to all the comic book fans that have made it that way, so not just anybody can be the man behind the mask.

Since his film debut in 1989’s Batman starring Michael Keaton, the world’s most greatest detective has seen three different talented actors put on the cowl. The latest of which was Ben Affleck following up Christian Bale’s take on the caped crusader.

Now that the title is up for grabs, long time fan selection Jon Hamm’s name is back in circulation. CinePop has shared an interview where Hamm joked about playing the role in a reboot of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice starring himself and fellow Baby Driver actor Ansel Elgort as Superman.

“Ansel and I are going to be in the remake of Batman v Superman. He’s going to play Superman, I’m going to play Batman.”

Watch the interview with Hamm and Elgort below!

Turning the attention onto Superman, Elgort has also been a long time fan selection as well. Sure he may not be the typical size of the larger than life Kryptonian, but that’s why these actors pay personal trainers for. However, he is younger and that’s the direction the DC extended universe wants to go.

For that reason alone Hamm is by no means a lock to star in Matt Reeve’s standalone filmGoing younger gives you a better chance at locking actors in for the long haul. Just ask the friendly competition over at Marvel Studios.

What do you think about Jon Hamm playing the Dark Knight? Would you want to see him the upcoming The Batman film or should DC go younger? Let us know in the comments below!

Details for the upcoming film are currently under wraps, though the film will center around a younger caped crusader and includes multiple villains. Matt Reeves also confirmed that it will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic, but will make full use of the dark knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous films.

Matt Reeves’ film is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, including The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.

The film is slated to be released in theaters on June  25, 2021.

Source: Cinepop

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

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Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

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Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

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Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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