Radar Online reports that their sources are claiming that Mad Men star is campaigning hard to succeed Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman.
With rumors of Ben Affleck potentially stepping down as Batman in the DC Extended Universe franchise, the outlet’s sources claim that Jon Hamm is “gunning hard for the role”. Having previously worked with Affleck on The Town, Hamm is allegedly keen on donning the cape and cowl in the event that Affleck retires from the role:
“[…] Jon knows Ben has faced some criticism over Batman v Superman and Justice League, and frankly thinks he’d be better suited for the job. This is business for Jon — not personal.”
While there has been no official confirmation on Affleck’s future as Batman – or lack thereof – the outlet’s sources stated:
“Of course, Ben’s not officially out of the role yet, but the writing’s on the wall, and Jon’s desperate for the gig — friend or not.”
Though rumors suggest that The Batman director Matt Reeve’s already has Jake Gyllenhaal in mind to potentially replace Affleck as the Dark Knight, the outlet’s sources allege that Hamm has been “carefully courting” the filmmaker for months:
“Jake Gyllenhaal has also been chasing the role, and Matt has definitely been considering him. But Jon is closer to Ben’s age and look, and will be a smoother replacement to fit into the plans already in place.”
Of course, this news remains purely speculative at this time, but how would you feel about the idea of seeing Jon Hamm take on the role of Batman? Share your thoughts below!
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Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
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Source: Radar Online
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