Sometimes it’s easy for characters to become too tightly anchored to the actor that brought them fame. We’ve seen this with Hugh Jackman and Wolverine, for instance, but thankfully this hasn’t really been the case with one of the most popular superheroes around, Batman. That being said, Ben Affleck’s portrayal has proven pretty controversial and many fans of the character wouldn’t exactly mind a recasting at this point.
One name that has come up frequently as a suggestion to replace Affleck is Man Men star Jon Hamm. He’s stated recently in an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger that he’s a huge comic fan and that depending on the writing, it’s entirely likely he’d accept the role if it was given to him.
“I’d probably fit the suit,” Hamm admits. “I’d have to work out a lot, which I don’t love. But, I am sure there is an interesting version of that being out there, and if they wanted to tap me on the shoulder and ask me to do it, why not?”