Jon Hamm Says Zack Snyder Is Not Considering Him for Superman
Posted 01.18.11 by Ryan
No matter how many times Jon Hamm is asked whether he will play Superman in Warner Bros.' upcoming Superman reboot, the answer is still no.
Last September, Hamm responded to rumors that he was being considered for the part by claiming he might be too old. Now that director Zack Snyder has been hired to helm the project, MTV asked if Hamm had been contacted by Snyder, whom Hamm had worked with in the upcoming Sucker Punch.
No, and I talk to Zack quite a bit. We had some looping and some reshoots and stuff to do on Sucker Punch, but, you know, I think, I think that's a young man's game. I think I've been aged out of that one by now, but that's fine, there are plenty of other people available to put on tights.
Too bad. We agree with director Kevin Smith that Hamm has "a Superman look", but that, sometimes, isn't enough.
Casting on the Superman began last November, with Snyder, Christopher Nolan, and the studio reportedly looking for an actor in the 28-to-32 age range, possibly someone who is "a discovery" or someone from TV. David Goyer wrote the script for the movie, which Warner Bros. is targeting for a December 2012 release.