As the news continues to spread that Ben Affleck is wanting out as Batman, Jon Hamm is throwing his name in the running. The news comes from Radar Online, which notes that while Hamm and Affleck have been friends since working together on The Town, that Hamm thinks he's better suited for the role and has made it clear he's open to stepping in if Affleck is out.
This all comes from an unknown source who says Hamm has been in contact with director Matt Reeves, and that Reeves is a fan of Hamm's work:
“Matt thinks Jon is charming and was a big fan of Mad Men, so it seems like a great transition to him,”
I'm always wary of rumors like this, although this one isn't essentially saying much more than Jon Hamm wants to play Batman, so I don't see a lot of reason to sit around and debunk it. I'm sure there are many forty-something actors who want to play Bruce Wayne in Hollywood, and frankly, Hamm is one of the better suited for the role with not a lot on his plate at the moment so I can believe it. Would you be cool with a BatHamm?