One of the hottest roles in town right now is none other than Batman, who was confirmed to be a part of Man of Steel 2, which may be titled either Batman vs. Superman or Superman vs. Batman. While there are many actors vying for the part, The Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer isn't one of them, revealing in a recent interview he has no interest in the role. Here's what he had to say about superhero movies in general.
"I'm not actually a big fan of superhero films. If you have a guy who is supposed to be invulnerable, then what's the point?"
The actor was actually slated to play Batman in a proposed Justice League movie that was shut down after the writer's strike in 2007. He also joked that, since he is starring in Warner Bros.' The Man from U.N.C.L.E. with Man of Steel star Henry Cavill (who replaced star Tom Cruise), people might get the wrong impression.
"I think if Henry and I did that film and then a superhero film straight after, people might start to wonder about us..."
In related news, a rumor has surfaced that Warner Bros. might not even be considering younger stars such as Armie Hammer for Batman. According to several Batman On Film sources, the studio is eyeing actors in their late 30s and early 40s to play The Dark Knight. This version of Batman is said to be a "grizzled veteran" who squares off with Henry Cavill's Superman, although nothing has been confirmed by the studio yet.