October 21, 2010: Superman Reboot Producers Looking for Older Actor?
In a recent discussion with Vulture Magazine, actor Armie Hammer indicated that filmmakers of the Superman reboot are looking for a 35-40 year old actor to fill the iconic role.
"You know what's funny? I did talk to my people recently about that for the first time," said Hammer. "And I think they're going a little older with Superman. I hear they're going 35, 40."
If what Hammer says turns out to have some truth to it, then "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm who was linked to the role might be still in the contention. Hamm has previously stated that he is too old to play Superman. "I don't know, I think unless Superman's power was the power of being really old... I maybe aged out of that competition."
Director Zack Snyder has previously said that new film will "focus on early days of Superman" which is in direct contrast to this latest rumor. Despite the "early days" quote, screenwriter David Goyer has said that the film will not be an origin story while another report indicates that we will see Clark Kent traveling the world and wondering if he should become Superman.
Warner Bros. Pictures is expected to release the new film, tentatively titled "The Man of Steel", during the 2012 holiday season due to the potential loss of certain rights to the character in 2013.