Warner Bros. is currently working to shape the future of the DC Extended Universe. In order to do so, they must continue to bring new people into the fold in various roles. To try to change the public perception of their universe, they promoted DC Comics' Geoff Johns to the head of DC Entertainment. Since he became directly involved with the film side of things, Johns has been at the center of lots of speculation thanks to his social media activity. In fact, this same pattern has pointed at various people lining up roles both in front of and behind the camera.
One of the candidates to join the DCEU because of this activity has been Armie Hammer. The actor is reportedly on the shortlist to play Hal Jordan in Green Lantern Corps, but speculation initially popped up that he could be eyeing a DC role when Johns followed him on Twitter. Hammer has since trolled Green Lantern fans, and he's back at it again.
Due to these ongoing rumors and no firm denials coming from anyone involved, Hammer continues to be asked whether or not this will be the case. So, when a fan straight up asked him on Twitter if he was Hal Jordan or not, it should not be entirely surprising that his response was rather coy.
@deadpoooI *starts sweating* ummm....
— Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) March 2, 2017
If Hammer is lined up to play Hal in the future, there is no way he would say it is the case before WB has made it official. Jason Momoa kept his Aquaman role a secret for nearly five years after all. It is uncertain when WB will announce any Green Lantern castings, and it could largely depend on whether or not they want Hammer to cameo in Justice League. After all, when he was asked about his name being on the shortlist he denied the Green Lantern casting. However, with these responses and Hammer's hangouts with Joe Manganiello (the DCEU's Deathstroke), that doesn't appear to be the case.
That said, if a deal is not finalized at this point, there is a fair chance that even if Hammer is or once was being considered for the role that he will sign on. He could be waiting to see the reaction to some of their upcoming films or who his future cast mates could be before officially agreeing to join the DCEU. But, there is also the possibility that WB could be looking at him for a different role as well, so maybe that is why his Green Lantern reactions are the way they are. Ultimately, time will tell whether or not Hammer suits up in the DCEU, but as of right now he won't reveal how likely that is to happen.
Source: Armie Hammer
- Wonder Woman (2017) release date: Jun 02, 2017
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018