Armie Hammer, who plays the Winklevoss twins in “The Social Network,” spoke with Vulture and confirmed that he and his representatives recently discussed playing Clark Kent in director Zack Snyder’s “Superman” reboot. Sadly for the actor, it’s not meant to be.
“I did talk to my people recently about that for the first time, and I think they’re going a little older with Superman,” said the actor. “I hear they’re going 35, 40.”
This supposed age range, if accurate, is very good news for oft-rumored “Superman” candidate Jon Hamm, who is 39. The “Mad Men” actor is considered a fan favorite in some circles, while others are wary of the nearly 40-year-old actor’s qualifications for the role.
Had Hammer landed the role, it wouldn’t have been without some irony; the 24-year-old actor was once attached to star as Batman in the ill-fated “Justice League: Mortal,” going so far as to try on the Caped Crusader’s costume.
In other “Superman” news, Snyder recently told Digital Spy that he’s uncertain about shooting the picture in 3-D, though the experience of using 3-D animation for “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” was a positive one.
“I don’t know for sure, I can’t say for sure but I will say that the experience of the 3D in ’Guardians’ was so successful for what I wanted it to do,” he said. “I think that 3D is pretty awesome if it’s done as part of the cinematic language as opposed to being a gimmick.”
He also added that his “Superman” would not have anything to do with the previous films directed by Richard Donner.
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