Jon Hamm wants to play Batman

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Jon hamm golden globes

Now that Ben Affleck seems to be on his way out as Batman, the search for a new caped crusader begins. "It depends on the script, what the story is", Hamm said.

Jon Hamm's a fan of comic books, but he's still a long way from putting on the Batman costume.

"I'm pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them (comic book superhero movies)", he added. And I like the genre, and I like when they're done well... Hamm also admits that he doesn't like to work out, but he understands that he'd need to get in shape for the role. He noted that he's never been approached about the Batman role, saying, "I have never had a conversation with anybody about it, literally".

Still, he's into it.

"I have had rumors about that since probably season one of Mad Men". But, I am sure there is an interesting version of that being out there.

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Bensinger pointed out that fans have brought up Hamm's name when it comes to who they would want to be their Bruce Wayne. I have never been offered anything.

That being said, Hamm would be willing to take on the role in the right context, even if it would involve a bit of extra effort. "I think the internet wants what it wants", he continued. Prior reports indicated Warner Bros. was looking to cast a younger actor to replace Affleck, with Jake Gyllenhaal's name having been tossed in the ring at one point, along with Jack Huston and the newly-rumored Kit Harington. "But I mean - you know, a lot of people have to sign off on that obviously - not just the internet".

Why not, indeed. We love the idea of Jon Hamm for Batman, and sincerely hope this throwaway answer to a throwaway question on Graham Besinger's internet talk show snowballs into something official with Reeves and Warner Bros.

Watch the full interview with Hamm below.

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