@Horrific.heroics’ art puts Jon Hamm in Batman’s iconic black and grey costume, a departure from his usual on-screen all-black look. One glance is all it takes to convince doubters that the actor has what it takes to bring the Caped Crusader to life. Out of costume, he couldn’t look more like Bruce Wayne. However, the art proves that even with the cowl, Hamm may be the most Batman-like actor to never play the role. All that’s missing is a contract for him to sign and solidify himself as Batman.
As if the fan art wasn’t enough, the actor has expressed interest in the role. When Ben Affleck hung up his cape, rumors swirled that Hamm wanted to be his Batman replacement. When asked about that on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger,” the actor said he’s a longtime fan of comic books, but has never been offered the role. “I’m sure there’s an interesting version of that being out there, and if they wanted to tap me on the shoulder and ask me to do it, why not,” Hamm said.
Although Hamm’s comments are over five years old, he’s presumably never stopped being a fan of Batman and other comic book heroes. However, by now, he’s likely aged out of the role — at least for James Gunn’s new DCU. The studio probably wants a younger Batman to stick around for a decade or more. But with DC Studios exploring “Elseworlds” projects, the opportunity for Hamm to suit up as Batman could one day come to fruition.