Jon Hamm Gunning For Batman Role; Jake Gyllenhaal May Pass

Jon Hamm Gunning For Batman Role; Jake Gyllenhaal May Pass

It’s being rumored that Mad Men star Jon Hamm is gunning to take on the role of The Batman in the solo DC live action movie.

We previously reported that Jake Gyllenhaal as the frontrunner to take on The Batman. Read on to see what Jake may have passed, leaving the opportunity open for Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Gunning For Batman Role; Jake Gyllenhaal May Pass has learned that Jake Gyllenhaal recently said, “I don’t want to make films that only exist on the surface.”

Jake Gyllenhaal’s enthusiasm has hit a new peak following his latest role in Stronger, a passion project of sorts. He doesn’t seem the slightest bit interested in The Batman. Jon Hamm is the one who want to secure himself a gig for a few movies. Jake would rather tell real-life stories, like civilian Jeff Bauman who had both his legs amputated following the Boston Marathon bombing on 15 April 2013.

While speaking about his movie Stronger, Jake Gyllenhaal pointed out he wants to play characters with depth, NOT surface!

Gyllenhaal explains to The Independent:

“I felt a responsibility to Jeff all the way along. He’s a real human being who’s still here and is vibrant and thoughtful [so] I think all of those aspects made it a real challenge for me. I wanted to do him service. Trying to conceptualise what it’s like to not only lose your limbs but also [to do it] in a way that Jeff did … I really feel like he’s superhuman.”

Seemingly being a true character actor, Gyllenhaal  playing the Batman doesn’t make sense anymore. Which leads this rumor of Jon Hamm taking on the role more plausible.

Jon Hamm Gunning For Batman Role; Jake Gyllenhaal May Pass

Could  Jon Hamm be able to Hijack Ben Afflecks Batman role, since he’s voiced that he wants out as the DC superhero?


A source exclusively revealed to

“Jon’s gunning hard for the role. 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.”

The source adds:

“The writing’s on the wall, and Jon’s desperate for the gig — friend or not. He doesn’t care whose toes he has to tread on to get there.”

Could this be true? We will see when the DCU announces who and when The Batman movie will hit screens.

The only question left is this, “with Affleck out, how will the affect Flashpoint?” Read our update on what Ezra Miller had to say about his upcoming solo movie.