With the disappointing lack of announcements at Comic-Con 2010 from the DC Entertainment side of Warner Bros., we currently sit with only three confirmed major DC characters getting their own new solo films. There’s next year’s introduction of Green Lantern, Christopher Nolan’s Batman 3 and of course, the reboot of the Superman franchise.
Two of these three franchises already have an actor starring as the title character and we await news on who may play the next Clark Kent. According to our friends at Think Mcfly Think, one candidate for the gig is fan-favorite Jon Hamm of Mad Men fame.
TMT’s source claims that Warner Bros. has “seriously considered” Hamm for the role but the actor is 39 years of age, a tough sell if they want to make a franchise out of this (which they do).
Previously rumored as a candidate for Green Lantern and popular online for his humorous portrayal of Superman’s arch-nemesis in the Funny or Die skit (shown below), Hamm in my mind would be a solid choice to play the new Clark Kent… if he were at least a decade younger.
Superman will be produced by Christopher Nolan and likely directed by his brother Jonathan. Previously rumored candidate for the title role is Zachary Levi (Chuck) who auditioned for the part.
Superman/The Man of Steel is set to debut Christmas season of 2012 with Batman 3 opening earlier that year on July 20th.
Source: Think Mcfly Think