Could Jon Hamm have been Batman in the DC movieverse?

He wouldn’t say for sure, but in a recent interview, the Mad Men star suggested that he was in the running for “a few” superhero roles, all of which he turned down.

Hamm told the RadioTimes that turning down superhero offers was the “right decision,” and cited both his age and multi-film contracts actors tend to be bound to as his primary reasons.

“The deals that they make you do are so draconian. And, of course, you are signed on for not only the movie that you are signed on for… but at least two more that you haven’t read and you have no idea what they are going to be and all the crossover ones you are going to have to do.

“For me to sign on now to do a superhero movie would mean I would be working until I am fifty as that particular superhero. It’s a lot of work at one thing which is not necessarily the reason I got into the business which is to do many things. If you want to spend all day pressing the same key that… seems an odd choice.”

The 43-year-old also talked about his aversion to social media and technology, reasoning that he’s too “old and irrelevant” for the current generation.

“It doesn’t compute to the generation that most of Hollywood cares about, If your last name’s not Hemsworth or you are not in One Direction or you don’t wear a cape and tights for a living, you literally have a hard time making an impression.”

But the current landscape does seem to bother him. When pressed on whether our current media culture annoys him, he replied, “What do you think?”

Though he wasn’t specific about which superheroes he was in the running to play, Jon Hamm was a Batman favorite among fans prior to the casting of Ben Affleck in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Many cited his physical resemblance to Bruce Wayne and his chilly, brooding presence as Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men among their reasons.

Fun Facts about Jon Hamm

  1. Jon Hamm has been a lifelong comic book fan.
  2. He joked about fitting into the Batman suit, though he wasn’t thrilled about the workout regimen.
  3. He never engaged in formal talks with studios about superhero roles despite the rumors.
  4. Hamm’s portrayal of Don Draper in Mad Men is often cited as proof of his suitability for Batman.
  5. His comments on social media highlight his disconnection from current Hollywood dynamics.
  6. He humorously deflected questions about playing Batman during Comic-Con appearances.

What Do You Think?

Would Jon Hamm have made a better Batman than Ben Affleck? You can read the rest of Hamm’s interview with RadioTimes here.