Armie Hammer Rumored For Batman Role in Justice League

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#1 Edited by Captain13 (4769 posts) - - Show Bio

Armie Hammer of Lone Ranger and Social Network fame is rumored to be in talks for the Batman role in WB's unanounced Justice League film. It's worth mentioning that he was cast as Batman in George Miller's canned Justice League: Mortal project. With a strong jaw and 6'4" height, Hammer could be an inexpensive casting choice for what is sure to be a multi-hundred-million dollar film. He's about the same age as Henry Cavill, so the two of them could age well together as the Justice League franchise churns out films.

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Hopefully fans do not overreact. Chris Evan, Hugh Jackman, and Scarlet Johanssen have all done well in roles fans couldn't see them in. And having a lesser known actor is not only good for the budget of the film, it's also good for the character the actor will portray. Chris Hemsworth IS Thor just as much as Christopher Reeves IS Superman.

Source: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/10/09/rumour-armie-hammer-back-on-wbs-radar-for-justice-league-batman/

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#2 Posted by Superdork (1035 posts) - - Show Bio

He would be a strong choice to stand next to Cavill.

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#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

Whats his skills like? I'v not seen him in anything

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#4 Posted by Dhor (298 posts) - - Show Bio

i don`t like the choise. he seems too cherfull to play Batman. I think Luke Evans looks perfect for the role if we could pull off a american accent

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#5 Posted by TDK_1997 (18634 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think that he fits well the Bruce Wayne persona.

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#6 Posted by Superdork (1035 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

Whats his skills like? I'v not seen him in anything

He was great in the Social Network and J. Edgar. He won a screen actor's guild award for his role in J. Edgar.

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#7 Posted by Superdork (1035 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997 said:

I don't think that he fits well the Bruce Wayne persona.

People said Chris Evans would be too cocky for Captain America and that Hugh Jackman would be too musical/handsome for Wolverine. How did those turn out?

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#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@Superdork said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

Whats his skills like? I'v not seen him in anything

He was great in the Social Network and J. Edgar. He won a screen actor's guild award for his role in J. Edgar.

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Hay not bad, he's got a good voice for it.

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#9 Posted by KnightRise (4811 posts) - - Show Bio

Not to be the generic cynical comic fan, but he looks like a little boy

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@KnightRise said:

Not to be the generic cynical comic fan, but he looks like a little boy

I don't see that. He's 6'5" 220 pounds. He looks like he could **** someone up. And his voice is the most similar to Kevin Conroy's of any live action actor so far. Plus he'll be wearing a mask even though he looks like a billionaire playboy.

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#11 Posted by Deranged Midget (18346 posts) - - Show Bio

He has a fantastic physique, I think it could work.

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#12 Posted by Mercy_ (94916 posts) - - Show Bio

I umm....hrrrrm.. Not sure how I feel about that.

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#13 Posted by TDK_1997 (18634 posts) - - Show Bio

@Superdork said:

@TDK_1997 said:

I don't think that he fits well the Bruce Wayne persona.

People said Chris Evans would be too cocky for Captain America and that Hugh Jackman would be too musical/handsome for Wolverine. How did those turn out?

I don't think that he would be such a good pick.All though I would really want to see how he would play Batman.

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#14 Posted by CrimsonCake (2866 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997 said:

@Superdork said:

@TDK_1997 said:

I don't think that he fits well the Bruce Wayne persona.

People said Chris Evans would be too cocky for Captain America and that Hugh Jackman would be too musical/handsome for Wolverine. How did those turn out?

I don't think that he would be such a good pick.All though I would really want to see how he would play Batman.

From what I've in this picture:

Armie Hammer as Batman
Armie Hammer as Batman

I think he can pull it off :P

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#15 Posted by Funrush (1486 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks like he'd be a great Batman. I'm for it.

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#16 Posted by Stormbox (2055 posts) - - Show Bio

Mmm... not sure...

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#17 Posted by OutlawRenegade (1394 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks like Capullo's depiction of Bruce Wayne... works for me.

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#18 Posted by KnightRise (4811 posts) - - Show Bio

@OutlawRenegade said:

@KnightRise said:

Not to be the generic cynical comic fan, but he looks like a little boy

I don't see that. He's 6'5" 220 pounds. He looks like he could **** someone up. And his voice is the most similar to Kevin Conroy's of any live action actor so far. Plus he'll be wearing a mask even though he looks like a billionaire playboy.

Foot in my mouth, then. He looks like he has a baby face in that OP picture, but I had no idea he was big. I've never seen him before

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#19 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (9130 posts) - - Show Bio

@OutlawRenegade: lol he does and why did he draw dick and tim so short

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#20 Posted by OutlawRenegade (1394 posts) - - Show Bio

@ULTRAstarkiller said:

@OutlawRenegade: lol he does and why did he draw dick and tim so short

I truly have no idea. Maybe because Dick is a gymnast and Tim is an acrobat? Gymnasts acrobats are usually short, but Dick is supposed to be 5'10" and Tim is supposed to be 5'8" or 5'9"...

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#21 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (3366 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh, at least he'll get SOME experience with Lone Ranger so I'm indifferent.

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#22 Edited by Galactic_Man (171 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess DC is doing what Marvel should have done with Iron Man - pick young actors to play such an iconic character... Hey, at least Chris Hemsworth did it!

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#23 Posted by Superdork (1035 posts) - - Show Bio

Now for the rest of the cast:

Bridget Regan as Wonder Woman

Ryan Gosling or Chris Pine as Flash

Mehcad Brooks or Chadwick Boseman as Green Lantern

Doug Jones or Andy Circus as the Martian Manhunter

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#24 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio

To tall

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#25 Posted by handsome_stud (299 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dhor said:

i don`t like the choise. he seems too cherfull to play Batman. I think Luke Evans looks perfect for the role if we could pull off a american accent

Cheerful? He's an actor, man.... Obviously he would adjust to the role

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#26 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

I like him.

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#27 Posted by OmegaTheDestroyer (1060 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it would be weird to have Batman look more imposing then Superman.

I'd prefer Armie as Aquaman anyways

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#28 Posted by Batnandez (522 posts) - - Show Bio

dye his hair and maybe

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#29 Edited by KZR (504 posts) - - Show Bio

God NO! I just think it wouldn't work. To me I do't see Bruce Wayne. Let alone Batman. Can you really imagine him doing the gruff voice? Can you? Really be honest. Cause I can't and wouldn't want to.

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#30 Posted by JonSmith (4529 posts) - - Show Bio

@KZR said:

God NO! I just think it wouldn't work. To me I do't see Bruce Wayne. Let alone Batman. Can you really imagine him doing the gruff voice? Can you? Really be honest. Cause I can't and wouldn't want to.

Check out those videos earlier in this thread. They sold me on his voice.

@OmegaTheDestroyer said:

I think it would be weird to have Batman look more imposing then Superman.

I'd prefer Armie as Aquaman anyways

... Why would it be weird to have a superhero who is literally DESIGNED TO STRIKE FEAR IN THOSE WHO SEE HIM, be more imposing than a guy designed to inspire hope?

On topic, I'll wait until some footage comes to light about him as Batman before judging.

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#31 Posted by Selinaky (692 posts) - - Show Bio

@Funrush said:

He looks like he'd be a great Batman. I'm for it.

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#32 Posted by Freddy_F_Freeman (49 posts) - - Show Bio

as far as looks ive got no issue with armie playing bruce i just hope he gets the acting right,i think the most difficult cast will be wonder woman, a 6 foot beautiful built woman? i dont know any off the top of my head itll be interesting to see though

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#33 Posted by TheHercules (625 posts) - - Show Bio

Should be him!

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