Although Ben Affleck has reportedly expressed interest in continuing as Batman, his future in the DC Extended Universe remains in questions. But if he does hang up the cape and cowl, Jon Hamm has indicated a desire to take over, and now filmmaker Kevin Smith has endorsed the Mad Men star for the role.
The director and avowed Batman fan posted a pair of photos of himself with Hamm at New York Comic Con, writing, "just look at him in his suit and tell me he's not Bruce Wayne."
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Bat-Hamm! It’s hard to look good standing beside the best looking man in the world, but it’s worth it because I’m a huge Hamm fan (which sounds more erotically charged than I meant it)! The guy’s crazy talented, funny as fuck and smart as Hell. But just look at him in his suit and tell me that’s not Bruce Wayne! Give Draper the cape and light up the Bat Signal! Meantime, this Vegan’s gonna order Hamm when @goodomensprime drops (he plays the Angel Gabriel in the @neilhimself @amazon show)! #KevinSmith #jonhamm #imdb #nycc #suitjacket #goodomens #batman #bathamm
"Give Draper the cape and light up the Bat Signal!" Smith added.
There has been no indication from Warner Bros. whether it intends to re-cast Affleck in director Matt Reeves' The Batman, and the filmmaker would only say in August that he's still in contact with the actor, who appeared as the Dark Knight in Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad and Justice League. Jake Gyllenhaal and, most recently, Jack O'Connell are among those rumored as potential successors.
Written and directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman does not currently have a release date.