From Green Lantern to Shazam, the internet’s current boyfriend Armie Hammer has found his name mentioned a lot in relation to both dream casting and rumors regarding him potentially playing a superhero on film.
A decade ago, Hammer was famously going to play Batman in George Miller’s scrapped “Justice League” film, a version of the character whom Hammer says would have had serious trust issues and “been deranged”.
Speaking with Happy Sad Confused this week as he’s drawn rave notices for “Call Me By Your Name,” Hammer shot down all the rumors saying a superhero movie isn’t in his future right now:
“I’m trying to answer in a way that’s not going to get me into trouble. Alright, f–k it, might as well go for it. I haven’t seen a superhero movie in a long time where I thought, f–k, I wish I was in that.
If a great director came around and said ‘I have this idea’… but at the end of the day, no one’s asked and I’m not going out of my way to do it.
For me there’s not like a huge rush. Would I love to own a huge house? Yes, for sure. But at the end of the day I’m more interested now in my artistic credibility.”
Expect plenty more Hammer in the near future with the sci-fi fantasy “Sorry to Bother You,” the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic “On the Basis of Sex,” the true story thriller “Hotel Mumbai” and Ben Wheatley’s creature feature “Freak Shift” on the way.