Last month Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said that Armie Hammer would be a great choice to play Shazam against his Black Adam in the DC Extended Universe. CinemaBlend caught up with Hammer this past weekend while he was promoting his new movie Cars 3 and got his response. It sounds like he’d be open to it.
“Dude, so Dwayne said that thing and literally blew up my social media,” Hammer told CinemaBlend. “I couldn’t even open my Instagram. I thought my phone was gonna melt. But other than that no one’s said anything. Yeah… I’m keeping my options open.”
And what about all of those Green Lantern rumors? Hammer put those to rest once and for all in an interview with Screen Rant, saying his agent has never been contacted by Warner Bros. about the role.
What an embarrassment of riches to have all of these choices. The funny thing is, is nobody has ever come to me an been like… My agent has never called and said, “Armie, Warner Bros, has been talking to me. There’s really interested in you. This whole thing.” Never. In fact, after… there was like a… When the Green Lantern stuff first kind of started, which I think is Geoff Johns fault, because he like followed me on Twitter or something, and everybody was like what does that mean?! So uh… how did it happen, Um, I called my agent, after it had been going on for like a week or two, it had been going on for a little bit, I called my agent, I was like, “Man, have you heard anything from like D.C. or anything?” And he was like, “No”. I was like, “nothing?” He was like, “No”. I was like, “Not one thing?”, and he was like, “No. Why?” I was like, “nothing about… Green Lantern?”, and he was like, “No, nothing”, and I was like, alright. That’s it, that’s the end of it.