Despite multiple attempts at becoming the next big action hero, Armie Hammer is still best known for his performance as the Winklevoss Twins (Winklevi?) in David Fincher’s The Social Network. Still, despite the lackluster turn of The Lone Ranger, Hammer might be joining up with his Man From U.N.C.L.E. co-star Henry Cavill in a yet unannounced role in the DC Extended Universe, that may or may not be the Green Lantern.
The story begins like all others in the modern era, on Twitter. Co-head of DC’s Expanded Universe, Geoff Johns, and Deathstroke actor Joe Manganiello suddenly, out-of-the-blue, followed Armie Hammer on Twitter. Hammer responded some time later with a follow back. The social media chess match mirrors the opening move of ex-The Flash director Rick Famuyiwa before he was officially tapped to direct the film, when he was followed by and promptly followed back many of the DCEU’s key players. Unfortunately, Famuyiwa parted ways with DC earlier this year over creative differences.
Following the social media entente came this very cryptic tweet from Joe Manganiello confirming that two actors have met recently, and that Hammer landed some kind of big gig (or maybe it’s the fact that his family opened up a second bakery in Texas). Either way, DC fans following Manganiello quickly took this as a sign that Hammer has joined the DCEU in some way, and with rumors of the Green Lantern Corps appearing in Justice League, quickly assumed Hammer will assume the square jaw of Hal Jordan.
As fans began tweeting at the actor, Hammer seems to have decided to lean into the reactionary chambers of Twitter by revealing a big, drawn-out, tease.
So yeah, pretty lackluster announcement. Still, this doesn’t discount the fact that Hammer may have very well have landed a role in the DCEU, but it’s still too early to say whether or not it is as Hal Jordan, one of the big missing members of the Justice League.
However, with the bitter aftertaste of Ryan Reynold’s Green Lantern still fresh on everyone’s mind (especially the new Deadpool’s), DC might want to just avoid the whole Green Lantern Corps. Especially since their direct Marvel likeness, the Nova Corps and Captain Marvel will be playing big roles in the MCU in the coming years.
Still, it will be interesting to see who Hammer might play (if actually cast) in the DCEU and if that information is ever confirmed for real in the near future.
Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.