Jon Hamm Calls Playing Superman 'A Young Man's Game'

'There are plenty of other people available to put on tights,' he tells MTV News at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

Jon Hamm attended the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards as part of the Best Ensemble-nominated cast of "The Town," but there was still plenty of lingering curiosity about his possible next project.

The "Mad Men" star has recently been the center of a rumor mill (largely on the Web) that has been wondering whether Hamm will be the next actor to fly in Superman's famed cape. The Golden Globe nominee stopped by to chat with MTV News on the CCMA red carpet about the odds of playing the Man of Steel in Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot of the franchise.

"I talked to Zack quite a bit," Hamm told MTV News about his "Sucker Punch" director. "We had some looping and some reshoots and stuff to do on 'Sucker Punch.' But no, I think that's a young man's game now. I think I've been aged out of that one by now, but that's fine with me. There are plenty of other people available to put on tights."

Hamm assured MTV News last year that he is "a huge comic book fan" but also admitted he'd had his doubts about taking on those type of roles because "it's a tricky road to go down with some of those heroes, because they're not flawed. Superman is Superman — he's invincible, so where's the drama?"

The 39-year-old actor had previously told MTV News that he feared he might be "aged out of that competition" and joked that he wouldn't get that part "unless Superman's power was the power of being really old."

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