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Armie Hammer Finally Speaks On Those Batman Rumors

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Rumors have a wild way of spreading like wildfire. When it comes to the entertainment industry, it can be downright annoying. It can also destroy a person’s reputation as well. One actor had to debunk a massive rumor regarding an iconic role.

Hammer It Out

With Ben Affleck out as Batman, many fans were wondering who can take over his role. Out of nowhere, Armie Hammer’s name came up as a proper replacement. The California actor is best known for his acclaimed performances in The Social Network and Call Me by Your Name. Last year, he earned the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival.

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Hammer has dabbled in comic book roles in the past. He portrayed the iconic character The Lone Ranger in Disney’s 2013 film adaptation. The next year, he voiced Strong Arm in Stan Lee’s Mighty 7: Beginnings. Hammer was originally slated to portray Batman in the scrapped Justice League Mortal film. “He was a neurotic, like borderline schizophrenic dude who didn’t trust a single person, including anyone in the Justice League, and had all the dirt on every single one of them, and was ready to take all of them down at the snap of a finger,” Hammer said on the Maltin on Movies podcast.

Rumor Has It

Soon, various people stated that Hammer was officially offered the role. Fans had mixed feelings about Hammer portraying the popular crimefighter. “As much as I want Affleck to return as Batman, I’m gonna be realistic and rooting for Armie Hammer because I’d love to see him as Batman,” Twitter user DarthAlThani said.

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On the opposite side, fans disagree with this potential casting. “Armie Hammer won’t work for Batman. I don’t know how DC Comics screws this up when Jon Hamm is clear and away the best choice for Bruce Wayne/Batman,” Twitter user JasonRoseEh said.

Setting Things Straight

After hearing all of the noise, Hammer had to officially speak up on the situation. “No one who can actually give me the job has asked me if I’m interested. I don’t even know if they’re done – I think they’re still working on a script. I don’t think that they’re close to production but I can conclusively tell you that no one has checked my availability, which is a bummer,” he told Yahoo U.K.

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For Hammer, he’s focusing on his upcoming films Dreamland, Death on the Nile, and Rebecca. Those Batman rumors will have to be attached to someone else now.

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