Because we need another superhero movie, Warner Brothers is rebooting the Superman franchise, again, and Jon Hamm could be the next actor to play him. The Mad Men actor is rumored to be be seriously considered for the role. The movie is scheduled to be released December 2012 and will be produced by Inception director, Christopher Nolan. His brother, Jonah Nolan, could direct. If we all live past December 22, I’m totally in !
Age might be a bit of a factor. At 39, Jon is older than Brandon Routh, Tom Welling and even Christopher Reeve when they all played Superman. He does have the perfect jawline and hair to play him, though. Nothing is official just yet, but it’s a good indication of the direction they’re trying to go in. If he’s not cast, he could always play Lex Luthor.