Justice League's Bruce Wayne Finally Speaks Out
Back when that Justice League: Mortal movie was actually in development late last year, there were actual actors who had been attached and even fitted for the roles. As we know, the project has been shelved and most likely won't ever happen again (phew!), but there is still the occasional mention when articles like this pop up. One of those actors attached was Armie Hammer, a complete unknown who was supposedly cast as Bruce Wayne aka Batman. Hammer is currently shooting a film up in Canada, and E! Online had the chance to talk with him. They of course took this opportunity to ask him about playing Batman and his answers to their questions prove why this movie would've been a disaster if it had continued on.
"My codpiece is bigger," is Hammer's joke about the big differences between him and Christian Bale's Batman. Though he did say "that guy's got his s--t down." I get quite nauseous even thinking about another shoddy big screen Batman not related to the one we saw in The Dark Knight. Hammer (seen to the right) recalls, "I was looking down, and I was thinking, this is the best. Then I stood up, and they turned me around, and I faced a mirror—there was Batman. But then it hit me like a ton of bricks—it's not just Batman, it's me!" What the hell is wrong with this guy? Hearing this nonsense makes me so happy that this film got canned, or else I would've had to cope with seeing this Batman on the big screen for the rest of my life.
"I would spend hours training with actual guns to prepare me for this stuff," Hammer said. "It was very intense. Our workout regimens were so rigorous that most of us would vomit." If he is indeed telling the truth, it's quite amazing to learn that this film was this far along into its production before it all came to a halt. And I really couldn't be happier that it did. Hammer seems confident that it will eventually start up again and he'll get to fulfill his dream role, but I'm much less hopeful. I really think Warner Brothers eventually realized how big of a fuck up it would be if they did do a Justice League movie and recast Batman with this guy. Thankfully that never happened, because I want my third Christopher Nolan Batman movie!