Don Draper as Superman? I’m not a MAD MEN devotee, so I can’t vouch for Jon Hamm’s skills, but I’m going to have to call “baloney!” on the rumor TMT’s running about the guy being in the running to play the Man of Steel for the reboot that David Goyer and the Nolan brothers are currently cooking up. The guy’s a little too seasoned for what I’m sure the WB wants to be a whole new series, for one. Secondly, the guy’s already gone on record saying he’s skeptical about how challenging such a role would to him as an actor. And by “on record,” I mean he’s answered direct questions about it on video (see that MTV interview below) because he seems to be the current go-to name that fans list for any fantasy superhero casting call (a spot I recall Christian Bale having for years before BATMAN BEGINS.)
So this is a little more grain to pour in to the rumor mill, putting Hamm in association with the likes CHUCK’s Zachary Levi and Joe Manganiello, who was apparently campaigning for the role at the TRUE BLOOD panel at Comic Con. Me, myself, I still think Jim Caviezel would’ve been an excellent choice, but the ship seems to have sailed on that. == TEASER ==
Here's the video that ought to stamp out any doubts...
Since there’s not a lot to work with here, I want to say that I’m more excited about Hamm’s role in SUCKER PUNCH. That’s Zack Snyder’s next movie and, even though it’s his first original story, the thing really does look like a cracked-out comic on screen. Hamm’s supposed to be playing somebody called “High Roller” in this psychotic tale of gun wielding hotties, robo-samurai and World War I era mecha. Have any of you seen the trailer yet?