Since Ben Affleck confirmed that he would no longer be playing Batman in the DCEU, the person at the top of fans' lists for replacements has been Armie Hammer. While neither Warner Bros nor DC have confirmed the rumors, they haven't been outright denied either. But Hammer has been very vocal on the situation, and has firmly denied the speculation this week.
TMZ recently took the bull by its horns and bluntly asked Hammer if he was going to take over the role. And he made his answer known. When Hammer was asked to confirm it, he said, "I can't," then when he was asked if he was denying it, he responded with, "Yes!" Finally, the reporter asked him, "How about if I see you with a cape?" Hammer responded, "Then you'll know I'm lying."
We're playing some BAT-MIND games with Armie Hammer ? pic.twitter.com/Cr4P59fsEm— TMZ (@TMZ) March 12, 2019
So we're guessing Hammer has no involvement in the upcoming Batman film, but you never know in Hollywood. Nothing can be proven until it literally hits theaters.
Meanwhile, Matthew Reeves' The Batman is looking for a more artistic approach for the superhero, along with a younger Caped Crusader who's more of a detective than a vigilante.
"It's very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale," Reeves told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it's going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It's more Batman in his detective mode than we've seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He's supposed to be the world's greatest detective, and that's not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I'd love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it's going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation."