Even though right now, Warner Bros.’ planned Justice League Mortal still seems to be shelved or at least backburnered for an indefinite amount of time, E! Online had a chance to talk with Armie Hammer on the set of the CW’s “Reaper” about what he went through as George Miller’s choice to play Bruce Wayne and the Caped Crusader in the planned superhero ensemble movie.
The great grand-son of oil tycoon Armand Hammer told E! that while he doesn’t want to start a battle of the Batmans with Christian Bale (“That guy’s got his s–t down”), he did claim that his “codpiece is bigger.” (You don’t have to read comic books to know them’s fighting words, Armie!)
Hammer still hopes the movie will get made, and he told E! that he and his castmates went through several months of intense physical training before production stopped:
“I would spend hours training with actual guns to prepare me for this stuff,” Hammer said. “It was very intense. Our workout regimens were so rigorous that most of us would vomit.”
He added, “We weren’t trying to get ourselves aesthetically good looking. We were trying to get ready for the demands of shooting.”
He also talked about being fitted for the Batman costume, making it sound like they were pretty far along in the preproduction on the movie:
He’s already been fitted for the superhero costume, which he says features functioning equipment, including trademark Batman weapons like spring-loaded titanium Bat-erangs. “I was looking down, and I was thinking, This is the best,” Hammer said off the first time he put on the entire ensemble. “Then I stood up, and they turned me around, and I faced a mirrorthere was Batman. But then it hit me like a ton of bricksit’s not just Batman, it’s me!”
You can read the full story and see a side-by-side comparison of the two actors under the cowl on E! Online.