There’s been no shortage of rumors about who is the new Batman, and a new report seems to be giving more air to the flames.
Armie Hammer as Batman?
As reported by Revenge of the fans, Warner Bros and DC have now gone into “advanced talks” with Armie Hammer for playing the iconic role of Batman in the film. While it’s still not official if Armie Hammer is playing the role; the report gave out that they’re “ironing out the details”.
I’m not in the business of debunking bunk but considering everyone got in a tizzy over this…there is no truth to the below. Being told there haven’t even been any actor meetings for THE BATMAN. (But that doesn’t mean Reeves and WB don’t have ideas of who they would like) https://t.co/8CB8aHARID
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) February 19, 2019
Since the article came out on Monday, many outlets and reporters have debunked it, with THR’s Borys Kit suggesting that there have not been any meetings for the film until now.
Armie Hammer. Batman. Not true.
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) February 19, 2019
Armie Hammer Has Been Linked To Batman Before
Armie Hammer is best known for his roles in Man from UNCLE, Social Network and Call Me by your Name. Fans speculated him to take the role of Green Lantern for a long time in Justice League, but that ended up trolling the actor on his part.
There’s an irony when it comes to Armie Hammer being linked for The Batman. He was previously chosen to play the role in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal. The project eventually got scrapped.
“For a long time, I was like, ‘How great that could have been!'” Hammer argued back in 2017. “As a 31-year-old who’s been through a lot since I was 19, I wouldn’t want to watch a 19-year-old Batman. I’d be like, ‘Who’s this spoiled rich kid who wants to play dress-up?'”
“I used to be upset we didn’t get to do it, but everything happens exactly as it’s supposed to,” Hammer said. “I still have a lot of learning to do about this, and it’s a constant pursuit for me. If I had been that successful right out of the gate, I would have thought I already understood it all. I know that I wouldn’t have turned in a great performance, or even a good performance — it would have just been whatever. So I’m glad.”
Matt Reeves’ Vision Of The Batman
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” writer/director Matt Reeves said in a recent interview. “It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that.
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He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”