Bad news for those of you hoping that Jon Hamm was a viable candidate to star in Zack Snyder’s “Superman” reboot, we’re afraid. The “Mad Men” actor spoke with MTV News on the red carpet at this past weekend’s Critics Choice awards and confirmed that he is not in the running for the Man of Steel’s silver screen revival.
“No,” he said when asked if he was ever considered for Superman. “No, and I have talked to Zack quite a bit. We had some looping and reshoots and stuff to do on ’Sucker Punch,’ but I think that’s a young man’s game. I think I’ve aged out of that one by now.”
Even though Hamm doesn’t think he’s young enough to play Clark Kent in Snyder’s adaptation of the classic DC Comics hero, the actor isn’t losing any sleep over it.
“That’s fine with me,” he said about his thoughts on “aging out” of the Superman role. “There are plenty of other people available to put on tights.”
Hamm’s latest comments are hardly a surprise for those who have paid attention to his previous thoughts on “Superman,” as the actor once joked with Conan O’Brien that “everyone wants to see a middle-aged Superman.” And last September, Hamm inferred that he had likely “aged out of that competition.”
So, should we take this as the final nail in the coffin for all those Hamm-as-Superman rumors? Maybe — but if so, that makes this the perfect time to redirect our efforts on the Christina Hendricks for “Wonder Woman” campaign instead!
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