Ben Affleck currently plays perhaps the most popular comic book character of all time, Batman. Ever since his introduction to the DC Extended Universe in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans have praised his performance as an old, grizzly version of the Dark Knight. Unfortunately, his involvement in Warner Bros.’ DC Comics Universe has been plagued with rumors that he’s leaving the role for what seems like years.
You’d think that the actor would be more than happy being able to portray Bruce Wayne in multiple movies; it provides a solid stream of work in huge blockbusters, and fans have already shown they approve of his involvement. There’s a chance, no matter how small, that Affleck signed on to the role due to the premise that he’d get to write, direct, and star in his own Batman flick, though that’s since broken down significantly. Matt Reeves is now developing his own take on the character for what’s believed to be a trilogy, and recent rumors suggest he’s looking to cast somebody else as the Caped Crusader.
With all this being said, fan-favorite actor Jon Hamm is said to be actively looking for a way into Reeves’ project. The Man Men actor has reportedly been “carefully courting” the director for a number of months now – and it seems like a perfect fit if the solo flick continue the character’s arc from Batman v Superman through to Justice League. Let’s take a look at why Jon Hamm is the perfect candidate to play the protector of Gotham!