As Ben Affleck officially stepped down from playing Batman, new reports have now surfaced stating Academy Award Nominated actor Armie Hammer is in “final talks” to play the Caped Crusader.
According to Revenge of the Fans, Hammer will reportedly play Batman for director Matt Reeves‘ upcoming standalone Batman film, which is set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. Previously Affleck took on the role and made three appearances as the character in the DC Extended Universe. With the new movie, Reeves, is focusing on more of the detective qualities of Batman. The film will also feature villains seen in previous “Batman” movies.
Affleck announced his retirement during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. “You know, I tried to direct a version, worked with a really good screenwriter, but just kinda couldn’t come up with a version, couldn’t crack it,” Affleck said. “So I thought it was, like, you know, time to let someone else take a shot at it and they got some really good people so I’m excited.”
Other possible actors to replace Affleck included Nick Jonas, Robert Pattinson and more.
Who is Armie Hammer?
Armand Douglas “Armie” Hammer is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of the Winklevoss twins in the biographical drama film The Social Network.
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