The Justice League still has several years before it arrives on the big screen, but a familiar face has returned to the rumor mill.
Back in 2007, Warner Bros. had cast an unknown actor named Armie Hammer in the role of Batman, but it was all for naught as the production was canned due to the prolonged writer's strike.
Now Moviehole reports that WB is eyeing Hammer once again for the Batman role. The site adds that the current Justice League script features a younger version of Batman (younger than Christian Bale, anyway).
It's believed that DC Comics and Warner Bros. will work in a somewhat reverse pattern to Marvel, which released a series of stand-alone films before grouping their characters together for The Avengers. Zack Snyder's Superman flick Man of Steel is the only stand-alone film planned before Justice League gets underway.
WB is likely to wait until next summer to see how Steel performs before deciding whether it wants to move forward with Henry Cavill in the role of Superman and, per the rumor, Hammer as Batman. The success of Steel will also have a direct co-relation to how much involvement Snyder has in piecing The Justice League together, both in casting and story-wise.
There's still a long way and many more rumors to go, but for now, what do you think of Hammer playing Batman? Good fit or would you prefer a different actor?