Rumors Point To Jon Hamm Replacing Ben Affleck As The New Batman

Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, Christian Bale… A range of personalities have incarnated Bruce Wayne over the years but today, the iconic character's future has never been more uncertain. 

The latest movie, to be directed by Matt Reeves, has encountered its fair share of bad luck so far (mainly due to Ben Affleck changing his mind every two minutes), and after the hot mess that was Justice League it looks like Affleck will not be donning the Dark Knight costume again.

With no one yet confirmed to take over, rumors are flying all over the place. Following hearsay that Jake Gyllenhaal was potentially set to take on the high-profile role, we've now heard that Jon Hamm is keen to nab the contract.

Jon Hamm, aka Don Draper, in Mad Men. (Photo: AMC)

Mostly known for his iconic performance as Don Draper in Mad Men, Hamm was most recently seen in Baby Driver. As RadarOnline reports, he's now got big plans to stay in the movie game. According to a source – who's apparently not afraid to put words in the actor's mouth – the 46-year-old now is "gunning hard for the role." They say:

"[Affleck and Hamm] enjoyed working together and have been on good terms ever since. But Jon knows Ben has faced some criticism over Batman v Superman and Justice League, and frankly thinks he'd be better suited for the job. This is business for Jon, not personal."

According to sources, Matt Reeves is keen to recast the movie with fresh talent, while Warner Bros. is said to be "shaking up" it's DC films operation. Here's hoping that means the studio will be taking giant moon steps away from the kinds of movies it's been releasing lately (we're looking at you, Justice League). 

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