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There still a chance Jon Hamm might be Superman!?

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Now I’m confused (and I bet that’s just how Warners like it!)

Firstly, you all know “Watchmen” director Zack Snyder is doing the next “Superman” movie right? OK.

The one thing nobody knows is who’s going to play the lead character (Sorry girls, I hear Gerard Christopher’s calls aren’t being returned)

First, there were the Jon Hamm as Superman rumours. He then downplayed the rumours suggesting he’d be – at 39 – too old for the role. Plausible.

Then a few days back it was revealed that the plot of the “Superman” movie had something to do with Clark Kent strolling the globe, pondering over the ‘should I or should not be Superman’? question.  Oh, but more importantly, this would be a young Clark Kent – first year of Daily Planet and all that. Guessing then that the production would be chasing a twenty-something actor to fill the red undies.

Snyder himself then confirmed that ”Superman Returns” Brandon Routh would be getting a look-in. Great. Love him in the role.

At the same time, Clint reported a few days back that he’d heard rumblings of young Armie Hammer, the young actor who was set to play Batman in “Justice League : Mortal” and currently appears (as twins) in “The Social Network”, was in contention for the role.

So, be it Routh or Hammer, it’s a ‘young’ Superman.

… or is it!?

Today, Armie Hammer – upon being told he’s actually a fan favourite for the Man of Steel – told Vulture that he’d actually inquired about the role and was disappointed to hear that they’re actually going for an ”older” Superman this time.

“I did talk to my people recently about [Superman] for the first time, and I think they’re going a little older with Superman. I hear they’re going 35, 40.”

Which would then make, er, Jon Hamm a prime candidate, no?

Someone is obviously trying to cloak the truth here… is it Hammer? Has he been asked to play Superman and is simply staying mum? Or is Snyder, as Hammer says, actually doing a Superman movie that features a pushing-40 hero? Guess we’ll find out soonish.

“Superman : The Man of Steel”, directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan, is in theaters Xmas 2012.

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About Alicia Malone

Alicia Malone is a Film Reporter, TV Host, Producer, Writer, Editor, and all around movie geek. She developed her taste for film at a young age, spending many a heady Friday night pajama-clad at the video store, picking out her 7 films for 7 days for $7. Bargain! While at school she created a Film Club, electing herself President. Eventually the School Principal asked her not to get up in assembly to talk about movies anymore.
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