Armie Hammer Almost Played a Psychotic Batman

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Believe it or not, Armie Hammer almost played Batman. If George Miller had made his Justice League Mortal film, there’s a good chance we would’ve seen Hammer play the Caped Crusader. If you’re curious how that would’ve worked out, Hammer has a word to describe his take on the character: psychotic. That’s right. Hammer and Miller wanted to show how psychotic the idea of Batman truly is. As Hammer told Maltin on Movies, via /Film:

I wanted this Batman character to be so dark. I was like look, no one – and this was George’s idea as well, this was really in the script – but no one ever really shows how truly psychotic this man has to be. Like this is a guy who chooses to put on a costume, in all black, and sneak around at night and beat the s*** out of people.

Bruce Wayne was the mask that you never really see. I’m probably not supposed to be talking about this, but they took the job away so whatever! So even in times when he would be sitting around, like let’s say he had his batsuit off and all that, he would be sitting down with the thing, looking at the thing with the cowl on, because that’s where he felt the most comfortable in his own weird, twisted way. He was a neurotic, like borderline schizophrenic dude who didn’t trust a single person, including anyone in the Justice League, and had all the dirt on every single one of them, and was ready to take all of them down at the snap of a finger.

What do you think of this take on Batman?

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