Thursday, October 11, 2012

Armie Hammer as Batman in The Justice League film?

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Armie Hammer is definitely a talented actor.  His work in The Social Network was phenomenal (playing the Winklevoss twins).  But then again, there was that snafu, Mirror Mirror.  In any event, he's being rumored to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in the new Justice League film.  Here's an interesting tidbit: this isn't the first time Hammer has been rumored for this role; in fact, it's not the first time he's been rumored for THIS movie.

Before the writer's strike a few years ago, a Justice League film was full speed ahead at Warner Brothers.  Back then, Hammer wasn't the name he is now, but it was ok because the entire cast was relatively unknown.  Hammer was set to star as the Dark Knight a.k.a., Batman.  That movie was killed during the strike and was recently resurrected.

So, about Hammer, I like him, I do.  But Bruce Wayne he is not. He's physically capable of playing the character, but I don't know if he is, emotionally.  I have to be upfront and say I have not seen all of his films; but of the films I have seen, nothing comes close to the angst, and the depth, that Christian Bale brought to the character.  It's important to note, that this franchise will be totally independent of next Batman franchise.  So maybe it's a lighter Batman than we've seen in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.  I hope not, but it's a possibility.  What are your thoughts on the rumor that Armie Hammer could be our next Batman?

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