And now, Hamm is rumored to be the front-runner to step into the boots filled by George Reeves, Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh as Superman.
According to CinemaBlend, sources close to the proposed Superman reboot have Hamm as the front runner for the role.
The reboot of the franchise is under the leadership of Christopher Nolan and has a script from David Goyer, both of whom worked on “The Dark Knight.” No word yet on if any official conversations with Hamm have taken place.
Hamm has been asked about the role before and told MTV News a few months ago that he sees playing the Man of Steel as “tricky.”
“It’s a tricky road to go down with some of those heroes, because they’re not flawed. Superman is Superman — he’s invincible, so where’s the drama?,” he said.
One factor that may work against Hamm is his age. The actor is 39, which is older than Routh or Reeve were when they stepped into the role.