Armie Hammer Trolls DC Fans Following Rumors He’d Been Cast As ‘Justice League’s’ Green Lantern

Over the last few days, there have been more and more rumors that Armie Hammer has been chosen by Warner Bros. to play the Green Lantern in the DC Extended Universe.

This speculation hasn’t really been based on too much evidence, except for the fact that both Geoff Johns, who has been tasked with overseeing Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe, and Joe Manganiello, who was recently cast to portray Deathstroke in the DCEU, began to follow Armie Hammer’s Twitter account. Further fuel was added to the fire when Armie Hammer began to follow Geoff Johns’ Twitter account, too.

With rumors starting to circulate that this could mean Armie Hammer will soon be announced as the titular star in the Green Lantern Corps, which is due out in 2020, and that the actor could even make his debut as Hal Jordan as early as 2017’s Justice League, the 30-year-old decided to take to Twitter to tease making a huge announcement that ultimately turned out to be a joke aimed towards the rumors.

[Image via Warner Bros.]

On Saturday night Armie Hammer’s series of tweets read,

Clearly, a few people found Armie Hammer’s posts quite hilarious, too, because they had soon garnered over 1,200 likes a piece. Hammer was soon joined in the trolling by Joe Manganiello himself, who added his own tweet to the growing contingent of responses.

Joe Manganiello wrote as follows.

There’s every chance that Joe Manganiello and Armie Hammer are just trying to keep DC fans on tenterhooks with their back and forth, especially since the role of the Green Lantern/Hal Jordan is just sitting there waiting to be filled.

It’s easy to be cynical about the roots of this speculation. Sure, following someone on Twitter and Instagram isn’t the most convincing piece of evidence. But there is a precedent because this action has preceded other decisions regarding the DCEU that followed soon after.

Just before Rick Famuyiwa was hired to oversee The Flash he started to follow a variety of people connected to the DCEU, who followed him back almost instantly. Then, just a few days later, Warner Bros made the decision to reveal that the Dope filmmaker had indeed been employed to oversee The Flash, which will be led by Ezra Miller. Unfortunately this story doesn’t have that happy an ending, though, as it was later decided that Rick Famuyiwa wasn’t quite right to oversee the blockbuster and he left due to creative differences.

It’ll be interesting to see how DC fans react if Armie Hammer is actually cast as Hal Jordan/The Green Lantern. Armie Hammer’s performance in David Fincher’s The Social Network as both Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss back in 2010 saw the actor earmarked as a potential new leading man. But since then he’s struggled to find both a critical and financial hit, with Mirror Mirror, The Lone Ranger, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and The Birth Of A Nation failing to achieve the success that was initially predicted.

[Image via Warner Bros]

This isn’t the first time that Armie Hammer has been linked to portraying a superhero with Warner Bros., though. In fact, back in 2007 Armie Hammer was attached to portray Batman/Bruce Wayne in the proposed Justice League movie from George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road). Unfortunately for Armie Hammer that film never saw the light of day, as it got dogged down in the development stages and the studio ultimately decided to launch the DC Extended Universe instead.

It’s expected that if Armie Hammer is actually cast as Hal Jordan in the DC Extended Universe, then he will make his debut as the superhero in Justice League, which will be released on November 17, 2017. Meanwhile, Green Lantern Corps is due for release in 2020.

[Featured Image by Walt Disney Pictures]

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