Hammer on Batman Rumor: “No one has checked my availability” (UPDATED!)

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UPDATE #1: The video interview with Armie Hammer took place about a week ago, so well before the Armie Hammer is in talks to be Batman rumor dropped.  Here’s the tweet from the journalist who conducted the interview confirming…

And frankly, this fact makes the whole thing even more interesting.  Stay tuned. Continue reading below for the original report…

The Net blew up yesterday when a report dropped on REVENGE OF THE FANS saying that Armie Hammer was in “final talks” to play Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman movie.

Not so soon after, the story was called false by 3 trade writers via Twitter.

Now Armie Hammer himself has responded via YAHOO! MOVIES

No one who can actually give me the job has asked me if I’m interested. I don’t even know if they’re done – I think they’re still working on a script. I don’t think that they’re close to production but I can conclusively tell you that no one has checked my availability, which is a bummer.

 

So that is that…for now.

Keep in mind that both studios, actors, etc. tell “white lies” all the time when it comes to films (“I’d be an ape on the fucking ground for Matt Reeves” – Ben Affleck) for “business reasons.”  I’m not saying that’s the case here at all, I’m just reminding you all that it happens a lot (“I am going to direct Batman!” – Ben Affleck).

Stay tuned because I’m thinking this is going to get very interesting very shortly. – Bill “Jett” Ramey