In a recent episode of Kevin Smith's Fatman Beyond podcast, the well-known writer-director, and uber-superhero enthusiast, stated that Jon Hamm needs to be cast as the next Batman in director Matt Reeves' upcoming DC reboot.
"I roll deep on Jon Hamm as Batman," Smith said. "I think that's a brilliant idea, I've been saying it for f*cking years, I've been saying it even when they cast Ben I was like 'look, he's great and yeah, he'll do a great job' but f*ck Jon Hamm was right there and stuff."
"Oh my god, he's so Bruce Wayne," Smith said. "He's more Bruce Wayne than Bruce Wayne. Like, and put that f*cking suit on that guy or a stunt person? It'll be f*cking fantastic."
Smith is responding to fan petitions and suggestions that have circulated which all but confirm he is DC fans' top choice to play the caped crusader.
"It depends on the script, what the story is," Hamm revealed. "I am a huge comic book fan, always have been. I have read comic books since I was nine or younger. And I am pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them. And I like the genre, and I like when they are done well."