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July 29, 2010
Warner Bros. Seriously Considering John Hamm as Superman?
— Posted by Francisco
Like promised, the rumor mill is spinning like crazy as to who will be the next Superman. We all know the script is written (Nolan/Goyer), but we’ve still haven’t gotten any confirmation or real news about the future film. We’ve heard that Brandon Routh would love to come back. We’ve heard that Chuck’s Zachary Levi was being considered for the role (rumor already shot down). So, today we’ve got news that WB Bros. is seriously considering Jon Hamm.
TMT’s source claims that Warner Bros. has “seriously considered” Hamm for the role but the actor is 39 years of age, a tough sell if they want to make a franchise out of this (which they do).
As any other rumor, let’s talk about the possibility for a while, before it’s shot down, or it really sticks in the end. Jon Hamm is an excellent actor; he’s really good in Mad Men, and I also enjoyed him doing some comedy in 30 Rock, alongside Tina Fey. I have no doubt that he would be make an awesome Superman. My only concern is that he’s almost 40; and if WB plans to make a franchise a la Nolan’s Batman, the age factor hurts a little bit. On the other side, maybe Nolan’s Superman story, has an already established older Superman going about his role in the world, before all hell breaks loose. Taking this into consideration, getting Hamm to be Superman, would be an perfect decision. I guess we’ll find out.
WB has said that The Man Of Steel would probably be out on December 2012, just after Batman 3 that summer. If I where them, I would start moving already, just like Marvel is going about The Avengers (2012). Please WB, give us the director already at least. Then move on towards who’s going to be Superman. Wouldn’t it be awesome for them to reference or hint at Superman or Batman in The Green Lantern (2011)? C’mon WB/DC get you stuff together!
What do you guys think? Routh or Hamm? Anyone else on your mind for Supes?
Wouldn’t Jon Hamm, with shades of gray/white hair, be an awesome Superman for THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS? Damn.
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