A Rumor That Armie Hammer Was Going To Be Your Next Batman Is Probably False

February 19, 2019 / Posted by:

Poor Armie Hammer just can’t seem to catch a break (outside of being born rich, blond, and beautiful). It was recently reported that he was in “final talks” to play the role he was practically born to play, a billionaire scion with an impressive collection of rubber suits. The comic book fansite, Revenge of The Fans, reported that Armie was as good as cast as The Batman, taking over for Ben Affleck in the upcoming Matt Reeves reboot. However, faster than you can shout “eat that peach bitch!”, The Wrap pumped the brakes and announced that nothing has been decided yet, and that at 32, Armie is probably too old. I mean, I get how Ben’s 46-year-old dad-bod Batman left room for improvement, but 32 isn’t that old. For a dude. Are they (fingers crossed!) doing a Muppet Babies version or something?

The ROTF report made it sound like Armie would be getting his chest slathered in plaster any day now in order to cast his bat nipple chest plate.

On Friday, as everyone was heading home for the holiday weekend, I received word that Warner Bros. and Armie Hammer had entered advanced talks about him being the star of Matt Reeves’ The Batman. At the time, I was asked to keep that to myself. The only thing I was allowed to say at the time was that he was merely “a frontrunner.”

But now I’ve been given the go-ahead to let the bat out of the cave.

Barring any major setbacks, Hammer is expected to become this generation’s Batman when Matt Reeves’ film arrives in theaters on June 25, 2021.

However, according to Complex, Wrap reporter Umberto Gonzalez #tooktotwitter and dumped a load of sticky guano all over that news.

Okay, Umberto. No need to be rude. He went on to tweet “I just checked with the studio”, followed by “and now agency sourcing now backing up what the studio said”, followed by the deepest cut of all…

I can’t believe Hollywood is treating Armie like some common 32-year-old actress telling him he’s too old for a part where he’s not playing somebody’s mother. Armie has spoken on the rumor himself during a recent press junket for On the Basis of Sex. According to Heroic Hollywood, Armie said:

“No one who can actually give me the job has asked me if I’m interested. I don’t even know if they are done – they are still working on a script. I don’t think that they are close to production but I can conclusively tell you that no one has checked my availability, which is a bummer.”

Armie’s probably bummed because he was supposed to play Batman way back in 2007 when he was still young enough to be considered fuckable. He was cast as Batman in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal which was canned because of the Writers Guild strike. Now he’s a withered up nobody whose superhero dreams have been dashed once again. And to think, he never even got the chance to have his picture taken with comic book legend Stan Lee!

Pic: Wenn.com

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