Jon Hamm of 'Mad Men' Is Seriously Considered for Superman Role

July 29, 2010 03:02:11 GMT

Sources reveal that Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures have their eyes on the 39-year-old actor to play Clark Kent in 'The Man of Steel'.

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Jon Hamm could transfer from "Mad Men" league to superheroes team. The actor reportedly has a big chance to portray Superman as he is being "seriously considered" by Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures to take the lead role in the next "Superman" movie which is tentatively titled "The Man of Steel", TMT reported.

Though the studio has had eyes for the "Space Cowboys" actor to play Clark Kent, there is no indication that Hamm and/or his representation has met with WB, Legendary or the filmmakers. Thus, there has been no deal in place and Hamm is only one of several names being thrown as the candidates to play Superman.

Other names which have been linked to the role are Zachary Levi and Joe Manganiello. Reports said the "Chuck" thesp has joined audition for "Man of Steel" and he is possibly eying the lead role, while the "True Blood" actor has been publicly campaigning for the same part.

Christopher Nolan has been hired to work on the next "Superman" movie project though his specific role has not been confirmed yet. Meanwhile, his brother Jonathan Nolan is reportedly attached to direct "The Man of Steel" with David Goyer writing the script. No start date or release date has been set for the action film.

Jon Hamm had roles in a number of TV series such as "Providence", "The Division", "What About Brian" and "Related" before making his big screen debut in "Space Cowboys". His portrayal of Don Draper on "Mad Men" earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2008. His upcoming movies include "The Town", "Howl" and "Sucker Punch".


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posted by Anthony on Aug 28, 2010
I agree, hummergrl, Tom Welling's a great choice because after ten years being in Smallville, he's earned the right to be given a chance and proved season after season that he has the acting skill, the most experience, potential and he deserves more credit than what some people have given him, for that. He's earned the right to be given a chance. He even said it himself he's always been open to it.
posted by G671 on Aug 04, 2010
I don't get all the hype about Jon Hamm. He's WAAYYYYYYYYYY too old. Absolutely ridiculous choice.
posted by hummergrl on Jul 31, 2010
Tom Welling!!!! The only choice!
posted by Laverty on Jul 30, 2010
TomWelling Please!!!!!!!!! Brandon Routh was real good though.
posted by LONG LIVE REEVE - RO on Jul 29, 2010
posted by WTF? on Jul 29, 2010
Is this a joke? An old and short superman? If he is really cast, this movie will suck!
posted by Haimerej on Jul 29, 2010
Joe Manganiello would be the best choice of the guys above. "Chuck" as Superman?? That's got to be a joke. Mad Men dude's too old. Routh didn't do bad. Keep him but forget "Returns" ever happened.
posted by mrak west on Jul 29, 2010
BRANDON ROUTH IS SUPERMAN!!!!!! not jon hamm people see him as a joke in this film. Enough already warner bros......
posted by 4realz on Jul 29, 2010
Don't worry about it. TMT is run by those shady guys who used to work for Robert Sanchez at IESB. All their "scoops" are made up BS.

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