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?
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I think he is a good actor but no.
J. Gordon Levitt... yeah shoulda been the guy after DKR. I dunno but we'll see what happens b4 they change again for JGL
HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! he's short and has an almost comical expression.
Seven yeeeaars!!!! Wow, that's quite a wait for the JUSTICE League movie to make it's play: I have to thank on it who would be perfect as Batman in the Justice League movie but whoever he is would have to be serious and lethal. Can't wait!! I do like ARMIE (alot, his gorgeous!) but does he has a lethal side to him..'I only seen him in Comedy's.
I can't see armie hammer as batman. I think Joseph gordon levitt should play him or christian bale.
Don't care as long as you guys don't screw it up but Gordon Levit would be awesome
I think Gordon Levit should play Robin, but yeah Christian Bale is the best Batman. If he won't do it, than they should ask Micheal Keaton to play him.
He might be too old for that. Let's cross our fingers that a new Batman will be announced soon Matt. Christian Bale may not come back now that he kissed Anne Hathaway as Selina
What does Bruce kissing Selina have to do with Bale not playing Batman? Tony Stark in The Avengers was in a relationship with Pepper Pots and he spent the entire movie fighting.
Never mind Matt but i still want Bale or Gordon Levit in Justice League as much as I do and i still want that Catwoman spinnoff
Ill see both in imax or XD!
I Think Christen Baily should play batman in the justice league movie
Christian Bale, you think? I'd like Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play the Bat! Armie Hammer isn't a good choice, though.
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