Armie Hammer is the latest celebrity superhero after saving a woman from a car wreck last Friday night.
Hammer is a rising star in Hollywood with an upcoming role in The Lone Ranger and significant Batman buzz and has earned celebrity superhero distinction after he and model Leeann Tweeden intervened in a tragic situation last week, reports E! News.
Draw comparisons to Ryan Gosling or Newark Mayor Cory Booker here. Tweeden wrote on her Facebook page:
“So random random RANDOM. I was sitting in my house when I hear an accident tonight. I throw on my shoes and run out of my house to see if I can help. I see it’s on my (busy) corner and run down that way. I run up as a guy is helping an older woman (60ish?) out of her smashed up car that both airbags deployed in.
“Now mind you, it’s rush hour at a busy intersection. People are honking at other cars because one lane is blocked and people can’t go through the debris in the open lane fast enough for others.
“But it’s me and this guy helping the woman (2 other girls are there. One was a witness on her Vespa. The other in her car in the parking lot of the flower shop.)”
Tweeden expressed her surprise when she found out that the “guy” wasn’t just a random Good Samaritan:
“When the guy turns around, who is it?!!!! None other than: ARMIE HAMMER!!!!! (Yes, from the Social Network, J. Edgar and the upcoming The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp!)
“Yes, ladies. The cutie Armie was in the opposite turn lane in his Audi and watched the whole thing go down and got out of his car to help. Me and him. Out of millions in LA.”
Tweeden said that no one was seriously injured in the wreck.
As stated above, Armie Hammer is a serious contender to take up the mantle of Batman for the upcoming Justice League film, which will potentially see a new, rebooted series of Batman films. His casting probably depends on the success of The Lone Ranger, as Hammer isn’t quite household status yet. Still, the fact that he was originally considered for the role several years ago and has come up in conversations yet again is encouraging for the 26-year-old actor, and real-life heroic headlines certainly can’t hurt his chances.
What do you think of Armie Hammer? Should he be the next Batman based on his heroic intervention?