Superman Casting Rumours

Superman Casting Rumours

TMF has reported that Warner Bros. are considering Mad Men star Jon Hamm for the role of Superman in the next film that Chris Nolan and David Goyer are currently working on as producer and writer respectively.

Jon Hamm’s acting credits aside from Mad Men include ‘Sucker Punch’, ‘The Town’, as well as an uncredited part in the recent ‘A-Team’ remake.

Details are pretty slim at this stage and Hamm is one of a few names that have been floating around recently, Zachary Levi from the tv series ‘Chuck’ has also been rumoured to be up for consideration in recent months so without any formal announcements anything could happen.

I’ve said this before but I still think it’s a shame that it’s looking like Brandon Routh won’t be continuing in the role. His performance in ‘Superman Returns’ for me captured the character well, and should the new film move towards a different feel for the character, I think ‘Routh’ would be able to adapt.

No doubt more will be revealed as production moves along for Supes, in the meantime let us know what you think of Jon Hamm as playing Superman, or who your ideal choice for the role would be in the comments section below.


Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.