Armie Hammer Speaks On Possibly Joining The DCEU
Splashaicans, surely we all know of Armie Hammer? You know, The Lone Ranger? No, surely you saw The Man From U.N.C.L.E.? He was magnificent in that one. I’ll even give him credit for his role as the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network. Quite simply, the man rocks. He rocks most people’s socks off. If you haven’t heard of him, go see one of the movies I just mentioned and come back. I assure you this will still be here. GO!
Sorry for yelling, but now that you know his work, you’ll understand why it was exciting hearing that his name has been rumored for the role of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern AND Shazam! Okay, so the Hal Jordan rumor came (pretty much) from the fans. But, the Shazam! rumor came from Dwayne Johnson. And, who better to tell the world (and the studio *wink) that Armie Hammer is the dream person for the job.
But, Hammer had to beat off those rumors with a stick. Serious faces, I know what I typed. Well, Screenrant.com had the opportunity to speak with Hammer about these rumors during a talk about Cars 3 (I forgive him for that, he doesn’t even need to ask for it):
What an embarrassment of riches to have all of these choices. The funny thing is, is nobody has ever come to me an been like… My agent has never called and said, “Armie, Warner Bros, has been talking to me. There’s really interested in you. This whole thing.” Never. In fact, after… there was like a… When the Green Lantern stuff first kind of started, which I think is Geoff Johns fault, because he like followed me on Twitter or something, and everybody was like what does that mean?! So uh… how did it happen, Um, I called my agent, after it had been going on for like a week or two, it had been going on for a little bit, I called my agent, I was like, “Man, have you heard anything from like D.C. or anything?” And he was like, “No”. I was like, “nothing?” He was like, “No”. I was like, “Not one thing?”, and he was like, “No. Why?” I was like, “nothing about… Green Lantern?”, and he was like, “No, nothing”, and I was like, alright. That’s it, that’s the end of it.
So, there we have it. For now, these remain nothing more than talk among ourselves. But, stay tuned for more DCEU/Armie Hammer news.