Jon Hamm- the next Superman?

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Don Draper as Superman? That’s what the ThinkMcFlyThink blog says is the latest rumor making the rounds for the upcoming take on the Man of Steel. Christopher Nolan is producing a script by David Goyer which Jonathan Nolan may direct.

Fans have campaigned for Jon Hamm to play a superhero before (and he certainly has the jaw to play Clark Kent’s alter-ego), but this is still rumor for the moment.

TMT also points out that Hamm is 39 and thus older than the folks who are regularly looked at for these franchises. Then again, Robert Downey Jr. is in his 40s.

In February, MTV spoke with Hamm about taking on a potential superhero role and he had this to say: “I don’t know. It’s a tricky road to go down with some of those heroes, because they’re not flawed. Superman is Superman — he’s invincible, so where’s the drama?”

Then again, later in the interview he spoke of Nolan as one of the reasons recent superhero movies are working: “When you get a Chris Nolan or a Jon Favreau who really have a take on it, you’re able to make something better than just the average popcorn movie. Ideally, that will be the evolution of those things…There’s a reason comic books sell hundreds of millions of copies every year — because they’re interesting stories.”

Still, says TMT, “Before anyone starts nerdgasming, keep in mind no deal is in place and there’s no indication Hamm and/or his representation has met with WB, Legendary or the Nolan crew. He’s one of several names being thrown around the Burbank offices to headline the new Superman franchise. But it gives you an idea of what direction they’re looking at.”

So what can you say? Jon Hamm as the next man of steel? hmmm…


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