Armie Hammer has been rumoured for a lot of different DC characters. First, it was Batman. Then it was Green Lantern. Then Shazam. Now, it’s Batman again. According to Revenge of the Fans, the actor who was originally cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller’s lost Justice League movie, is now said to be in talks with Warner Bros. regarding the role. The Wrap‘s Umberto Gonzalez, however, is calling foul.
The question is, “Who do you believe?” Well, with this sort of thing, it’s always a hit or a miss. To be fair, Revenge of the Fans has had many true scoops before, including the news that Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco would be voicing Harleen Quinzel and the news that Affleck would be stepping down as Batman.
We’ve seen firsthand how these things turn out when we got a tip off a while back regarding Affleck signing on for three films with Matt Reeves. That rumour proved to be untrue. But isn’t that the nature of rumours, that it could be true or false?
Also, Armie Hammer is 32 and I'm also told the role of Bruce is going to be younger. There are no targeted names YET.
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) February 19, 2019
Regardless, it’s not too far fetched to believe that Armie Hammer would be high up on DC’s list of possible actors. The 32-year-old actor has a history with the character and was set to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal, which sadly was cancelled late in production. He’s got the look down. He’s got the acting skills. And, yes, he’s taller than most of the other choices.
Warner Bros. revealed late last month that The Batman is expected to be in theatres on June 25, 2021. At this point, until it’s made official, it’s anyone’s guess who will end up behind the cowl. Armie certainly isn’t a terrible choice. He’s only a little older than some of the other favourites.
Since Ben Affleck’s departure, there has been no shortage of possible replacements named. We’ve heard numerous rumours regarding Kit Harington, Robert Pattison, Armie Hammer, Nick Jonas, Jon Hamm, Orlando Bloom, Taron Egerton, Jack O’Connell and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, to name a few.