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Armie Hammer Confirms The Batman Casting Rumor Is False

February 19, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Justice League Batman - Ben Affleck, Matt Reeves

Armie Hammer put the final nail in the coffin of a rumor that he’s set to take on the role of The Dark Knight in The Batman. The rumor, which claimed that Hammer would play the role in Matt Reeves’ Batman film, was shot down almost as soon as it began circulating. But just to make sure, Hammer squashed it in an interview with Yahoo! Movies.

“No one who can actually give me the job has asked me if I’m interested,” the On the Basis of Sex star said. “I don’t even know if they are done — they are still working on a script. I don’t think that they are close to production but I can conclusively tell you that no one has checked my availability, which is a bummer.”

The role is one of the most sought-after in Hollywood after Ben Affleck was confirmed as not returning to the role. Affleck is still producing the film.