It was way back in 2009 that actor Armie Hammer was all set to take on the role of Batman in the eagerly anticipated Justice League Mortal movie, before things took a turn for the worse and the project was pulled, despite the fact that it was well into production and they had already spent a huge amount of money on it. Since then, Armie has gone on to enjoy a very successful acting career but has yet to get the chance to work on another comic book movie.
However, over the course of the past few weeks and months, there has been a lot of talk about the possibility of Armie Hammer joining the DCEU, after Dwayne Johnson suggested that he would love to see the actor taking on the role of Shazam. As well as that, there has also been talk of Armie being cast in the role of Green Lantern, and now the actor has opened up about both roles.
While talking about the possibility of playing Shazam in the DCEU, Hammer explained, "Dude, so Dwayne said that thing and literally blew up my social media. I couldn’t even open my Instagram. I thought my phone was gonna melt. But other than that no one’s said anything. Yeah… I’m keeping my options open."
He then went on to talk about Green Lantern, adding, "When the Green Lantern stuff first kind of started, which I think is Geoff Johns fault, because he like followed me on Twitter or something, and everybody was like what does that mean?! So uh… how did it happen, Um, I called my agent, after it had been going on for like a week or two, it had been going on for a little bit, I called my agent, I was like, “Man, have you heard anything from like D.C. or anything?” And he was like, “No”. I was like, “nothing?” He was like, “No”. I was like, “Not one thing?”, and he was like, “No. Why?” I was like, “nothing about… Green Lantern?”, and he was like, “No, nothing”, and I was like, alright. That’s it, that’s the end of it."
So there you have it. While there are plenty of comic book fans around the world who would love to see Armie Hammer starring in the DCEU, it does not look like it is going to happen any time soon. Sorry guys.