Batman Of Live-Action ‘Justice League: Mortal’ Speaks

Well, here’s an interview that should pique fanboy curiousity. E! Online recently spoke with actor Armie Hammer, who is/was scheduled to play Batman in the on-again, off-again live-action “Justice League: Mortal” film.

Back in early August, we brought you the news that director George Miller had picked Aussie actress Megan Gale to play Wonder Woman, making it appear as if the much-anticipated film would finally move forward after delays due to tax-credit issues and the Writers Guild strike. Just a few weeks later, Warner Bros. and DC seemed to sound the death knell for the project in a report about the companies’ future plans for DC-related properties. After spending months training for the physical rigors of being DC’s Dark Knight, Hammer said he hopes the rumors of “Justice League’s” demise have been exaggerated.

“It was very intense. Our workout regimens were so rigorous that most of us would vomit,” Hammer told E! “We weren’t trying to get ourselves aesthetically good looking. We were trying to get ready for the demands of shooting.”

In fact, the project had even moved forward enough to give Hammer a look at himself in the famous Bat-suit — which, he said, included spring-loaded “bat-a-rangs” and other wonderful toys.

“I was looking down, and I was thinking, This is the best,” said Hammer. “Then I stood up, and they turned me around, and I faced a mirror—there was Batman. But then it hit me like a ton of bricks—it’s not just Batman, it’s me!”

Hammer doesn’t offer any updates on the project’s future, though — making the feature seem curiously timed, given the in-limbo status of “Justice League.” Even so, the merest mention of the project should hearten anyone with hopes of seeing DC’s premiere superteam make their live-action debut.

So how about it, folks? Would Armie Hammer make a good Batman? Are you still looking forward to “Justice League: Mortal?” Do you think the project will happen?