Armie Hammer Reveals Why He Hasn't Done A Superhero Movie

Thanks to his strong stature, good looks and acting chops, Social Network star Armie Hammer is [...]

Thanks to his strong stature, good looks and acting chops, Social Network star Armie Hammer is often fan-cast for virtually every rumored superhero project that comes up. While many would love to see his take on any number of characters, Hammer's interests currently are to pursue passion projects as opposed to massive productions with astronomical budgets.

"I'm trying to answer in a way that's not going to get me in any trouble," Hammer joked to the Happy Sad Confused podcast about his interest in being a superhero. "Alright, f*ck it, might as well go for it."

He continued, "I haven't seen a superhero movie in a long time where I thought, 'F*ck, I wish I was in that,' ya know? So, for me, there's not, like, a huge rush."

Hammer's most recent project, Call Me By Your Name, is currently one of the heavy-hitters in the festival circuit and has already won a handful of accolades.

"I mean, would I love to own a huge house? Yes, for sure," the actor pointed out. "But at the end of the day, I'm more interested now, in my artistic credibility and doing the projects that satiate me as an artist and make me feel like I'm doing what I love."

In 2013, Hammer took the lead role in the adaptation The Lone Ranger from Gore Verbinski, which failed to capture the public's attention.

"I tried doing the big movies, I tried doing that, and there was almost an effort to get me to do these things, and it just didn't work," Hammer confessed. "At the end of the movie, I just didn't feel I was any better for it than when I started. Whereas, with these passion projects that you do, you sign on because you truly believe in it you can devote every single thing to it.

The actor almost had a superhero gig earlier in his career, landing the part of Bruce Wayne in Mad Max director George Miller's Justice League Mortal. Unfortunately, that production fell apart and all parties involved moved on to different projects.

"If George Miller wants to do anything, I would do it, for sure," Hammer clarified. "At the end of the day, no one's asked and I'm not going out of my way to do it."

For now, audiences will have to settle to Hammer's smaller roles in hopes that an exciting superhero offer eventually comes his way.

[H/T Happy Sad Confused]