Once upon a time in 2007, The Lone Ranger himself, , was set to play Bruce Wayne in 's (presumably) epic Justice League Part One adaptation. However, things ended up falling apart in the midst of a writer's strike, as well as the fact that tax incentives changed in Australia (where the film was to be shot). In the end, everything fell apart and now a Justice League adaptation is still a long ways off. During and after The Lone Ranger's box office failure, Hammer is still asked time and time again whether or not he'd be willing to play Batman in the future. Hammer use to be pretty receptive, but now it feels as if he's trying to separate himself from big budget adaptations.
In a conversation with Metro, Hammer flatly stated that he doesn't want to be a part of any superhero franchise. He said, "I’m not actually a big fan of superhero films. If you have a guy who is supposed to be invulnerable, then what’s the point?" Okay then.
Still, studios are giving Hammer a chance on some pretty big upcoming projects. He'll be starring alonside the Man of Steel, , in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. Hammer then decided to give a slightly weird, semi-homophobic comment by remarking that if he starred alongside Cavill in Justice League or Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, "People would start wondering about us..." Do you guys think anyone is actually wondering about Hammer in general? I don't. He's kind of like - just a guy who appeared in big blockbusters that really didn't do anything.