Armie Hammer Talks More About His Time As Batman And If He Would Ever Wear The Cowl Again
With Man of Steel‘s success and everyone looking forward to a sequel and DC working toward a Justice League film, partnered with the fact Armie Hammer is out promoting The Lone Ranger, we’re starting to hear a lot more about the failed Justice League Mortal movie. George Miller and his young cast of heroes had got as far as costume fittings and were just about ready to start shooting, but then the writer’s strike happened. That and the changing tax code of Australia, where the majority of production would have taken place, ended up killing the project. Armie Hammer has been one of the only cast members to talk about the film in any amount of detail. During an interview for The Lone Ranger on an Australian TV show, the actor talked a little more about his brief time as Batman.
Just a few weeks ago we heard Hammer tease his steampunk-ish Batsuit, but in the new interview (with a video and transcript via Bleeding Cool) he teased the film’s tone. Hammer on how the wheels fell off the production and what the film would have been like:
You guys had an election and changed your Prime Minister who changed your tax rebate incentive program and then we had a writer’s strike in the US so we couldn’t change anything in the script and everybody wanted to change things, so… it was a perfect storm
It would have been the perfect combination, of the relistic grittiness of the Dark Knight series mixed with the amazing detail and sort of, tactile nature of the Star Trek series.
With a new Bat film in the works since Nolan‘s trilogy won’t be a part of the connected DC Universe, the search for the new Dark Knight is on. Hammer is a little older and wiser now, so would he ever take up the mantle again?
I don’t know man, that was before Marvel had crushed it with everything. It doesn’t seem like it would have been executed as well as Marvel’s done theirs. What they did is they created a following for each of the individual characters and then put them together in a movie, so you had all the people who were Thor fans, all the people who were Hulk fans, all the people who were Iron Man fans, all came together to watch this one mega movie. That was a great idea.
It doesn’t sound like he’s too eager to jump back in the Batmobile. With Lone Ranger flopping like a dying fish at the box office, I don’t think Warner Bros. will be beating down his door to get him on screen with Henry Cavill. What do you think? Are you still curious about the failed Justice League movie? Would you like to see Armie Hammer get another chance?
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Source : Bleeding Cool