Jon Hamm Reportedly Trying To Steal Away The Batman Role From Ben Affleck

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DC fans might think that Ben Affleck's rendition of Batman is the most comic book accurate version of the Dark Knight, but it seems like Mad Men star Jon Hamm doesn't share the same sentiment at all.

A source close to the production of Matt Reeve's The Batman just told Radar Online that Hamm is trying especially hard to take the cowl away from Affleck, saying that the actor thinks he's better suited to play the Caped Crusader.

"Jon's gunning hard for the role," said the source.


This might come as a surprise to fans. Hamm and Affleck have been good friends ever since they starred together in Affleck's 2010 movie The Town, and they'd often drink together until Hamm decided to sober up two years ago. Though the friendship remains strong, the source says Hamm is approaching the whole affair in a business-like manner.

"They've enjoyed working together and have been on good terms ever since " explained the source, "But Jon knows Ben has faced some criticism over Batman v Superman and Justice League and frankly thinks he'd be better suited for the job. This is business for Jon, not personal."

"Of course, Ben's not officially out of the role yet. But the writing's on the wall, and Jon's desperate for the gig – friend or not," the source continued.

Affleck stepping down as Batman might sound disappointing to fans, but there have been numerous reports pointing towards that direction. Just today, Variety reported that Reeves was already considering recasting Affleck's role.

Do you think Hamm would make a good Batman though? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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