Armie Hammer Hates Comic Book Movies


armie_hammerEver since Warner Brothers announced that Batman would be resurfacing in the sequel to Zack Snyder’s planned sequel to Man of Steel, fans, bloggers and reporters, ourselves included, have been tossing out names of actors who they feel should don the cape and cowl and take over for Christian Bale. One of the most popular names out there is star of The Lone Ranger Armie Hammer. The actor made serious wave when he played the Winklevoss twins in the acclaimed Social Network and his notoriety has been on a steady incline ever since. The biggest reason for many fans wanting him to play the Dark Knight is that he was already cast in the role in George Miller’s would-be film Justice League Mortal, which shut down production just days before filming.

Hammer has been quite positive about that experience and has stated that he would have enjoyed playing the role and seemed fairly open about filling the role once again. Until today. It seems that Hammer is not a fan of comic book movies as a whole, essentially saying that there is no point in make a film a bout someone who can’t be beat. Here’s the full quote that comes from an interview with Metro.

‘I’m not actually a big fan of superhero films,’ he says. ‘If you have a guy who is supposed to be invulnerable, then what’s the point?’ Anyway, he adds, he’s ruled himself out of doing a film with Superman by signing up to Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. alongside Henry Cavill, the current Man of Steel. ‘I think if Henry and I did that film and then a superhero film straight after, people might start to wonder about us…’

As he states, he’ll be teaming up with Man of Steel star Henry Cavill in the upcoming remake of Man From U.N.C.L.E.. This is a fairly interesting development as he had no problem playing Batman in the failed Justice League Mortal as well as his most recent film, which was a box office bomb, The Lone Ranger, happens to be based on a comic book, as well as a radio series.

In short, don’t expect to see Armie Hammer sign on to play Bruce Wayne any time soon. Fans will have to find a new actor to get behind. Having said that, money does a lot of talking and if enough is thrown in front of him, he could change his mind.The Batman Vs. Superman film is slated for a 2015 release and will likely begin production next year. Zack Snyder will return to direct.

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