Armie Hammer On His BATMAN Costume For George Miller's Cancelled JUSTICE LEAGUE

While promoting his upcoming film, The Lone Ranger, Armie Hammer was asked about his Batman costume in George Miller's defunct Justice League film. The actor lights up as he describes how radically different the suit was from previous incarnations.

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In the video below, Hit Fix's Drew McWeeny mentions to Armie Hammer that he has seen the concept designs that Weta Workshop created a long time ago for George Miller's motion-capture Justice League. It would've starred Hammer as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Adam Brody ("The O.C.") as the Barry Allen/The Flash, Common ("Hell on Wheels") as the John Stewart/Green Lantern, Hugh Keays-Byrne ("Mad Max: Fury Road") as The Martian Manhunter, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, and Santiago Cabrera ("Merlin") as Aquaman. The movie fell apart when the estimated budget soared upwards of $300 million. As far as I know, none of the designs from Weta have ever surfaced online, but I'm sure down the road it will.

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From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the team behind the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.



Disney's The Lone Ranger is directed by Gore Verbinski, from a screenplay written by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Eric Aronson and Justin Haythe. The film stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter. It will gallop into theaters July 3, 2013.
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BlueMex - 7/1/2013, 5:34 PM
RELEASE THEM WETA!!!!
MrReese - 7/1/2013, 5:38 PM
^This
HavocPrime - 7/1/2013, 5:39 PM
Pistons and springs on the Bat suit? Interesting idea, hope the pics get released.
nowtheresaBATman - 7/1/2013, 5:43 PM
I'm sure it was horrendous.

The only really good live action believable Batsuit has been Bale's.
duncboy - 7/1/2013, 5:43 PM
Can't imagine why this movie never got made...

I'd like to see this guy succeed, but I can't see him as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
JerBear - 7/1/2013, 5:50 PM
@nowtheresaBATman
That suit wasn't really good either. They still haven't gotten the suit right.
ThePresidentGaming - 7/1/2013, 5:51 PM
SHOW THE SUIT!
Spidey91 - 7/1/2013, 5:52 PM
@nowtheresaBATman

the Begins suit I agree, but I don't like the puzzle suit from TDK and TDKR :P
HavocPrime - 7/1/2013, 5:53 PM
@Levi

No real description of it except the mention of pistons and springs on the bat suit, Miller wanted to go in a direction far away from what DC was comfortable with (Hammers words), and that DC said yeah sure run with it, do what you want.
Tony93 - 7/1/2013, 5:58 PM
Sorry Armie.. maybe you are better off under Warner Bros and not Disney..

OwenWilsonsNose - 7/1/2013, 5:59 PM
The next Batman should wear the suit of the New 52 version. Black on Gray. Im tired of the all black bat suit.
Supes17 - 7/1/2013, 5:59 PM
The Begins Batsuit only worked during night scenes. It would have looked horrendous in the TDK interrogation scene and the daylight scenes in TDKR. That being said, I loved the Batman Begins suit. It made him look more intimidating. Like a real bat. You could see nothing but black.
sintzu - 7/1/2013, 5:59 PM
the best suit in my opinion is the dark knight/rises suit but that can change in the future and i hope the new suit has gray in it
Praetorian - 7/1/2013, 6:02 PM
Mocap? So not live action? Like beowulf
nowtheresaBATman - 7/1/2013, 6:02 PM
@Spidey yeah I liked elements of both the Begins suit & TDK's. But Begins looked best, you also have to consider he was in the shadows a lot in that movie though (which I thought was cool anyways) so you really don't see much of it.

@JerBear
Atleast the suit was functional where as you actually believed he could move around in it unlike Batman, Batman Returns etc.etc. Karate kicks? please.

I don't think we'll ever see a Batman suit the majority of the fan base will agree on but in my opinion Bale's came the closest so far.

mctrinket - 7/1/2013, 6:03 PM
So it was a motion capture film? What does that mean? Like Sin City?
nowtheresaBATman - 7/1/2013, 6:04 PM
@Supes17
well said ;)
nailbiter111 - 7/1/2013, 6:04 PM
i think it would've been like that tom hanks christmas/train movie.
mctrinket - 7/1/2013, 6:05 PM
Why would a motion capture film cost so much?
nowtheresaBATman - 7/1/2013, 6:06 PM
@Nomis
that pic is my favorite part of Batman Begins. Looked straight out of the comics right there.
lucio7lopez - 7/1/2013, 6:09 PM
@Nomis
Sounds Interesting...but the suit in 'BAtman Begins' is the Best one one far.

To me too. I want they make a suit like Arkham City in tne next movie.
Praetorian - 7/1/2013, 6:11 PM
Batman Begins suit was the best. Most truthful while maintaining realism. The Dark Knight was a little too realistic, like u can barely see the bat on his chest cuz all the body armor shapes. Give him like a Batman Begins suit with a gray torso and black bat symbol, with crazy out of this world gadgets to keep up with like Superman and Flash and the others, actually he should show Superman up just to like kind of make it a funny thing while showing his relevance.
MightyZeus - 7/1/2013, 6:12 PM
Bring on the reboot.
EpitomeofAwesome - 7/1/2013, 6:13 PM
I wouldnt mind Hammer as Batman
bbarber2323 - 7/1/2013, 6:14 PM
Ya...ok Levi...sure they will get right on it...
LP4 - 7/1/2013, 6:14 PM
First off i completely agree with Nomis. I've been saying it on this site for years that the bat suit in Begins was a million times better, cooler and looked more intimidating than the weak looking ones in TDK and TDKR.

Also, i'm getting sick of Johnny Depp
Gnyah123 - 7/1/2013, 6:17 PM
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they shud do/have that batsuit in the REBOOT/JL movie!
shadders - 7/1/2013, 6:19 PM
In the article it says the movie "fell apart when the estimated budget soared upwards of $300 million". Why was the high budget a problem for the studio? There is NO DOUBT that this movie would have killed at the box office, even if the movie completely sucked. Just having all these iconic characters on the screen would be enough of a box office draw, and it would have meant that WB would have had a team-up franchise way before the avengers.

Seems like a weird move to terminate the project just due to a $300 mil budget, other factors must have come into it (i think the writers strike had something to do with it's demise, if i recall correctly).
santoanderson - 7/1/2013, 6:22 PM
My only problem with the Nolan batsuits was that it's written that these things are made of carbon fiber and kevlar -- really solid hunks of material, but as soon as they moved, you could tell from a mile away that it was all rubber. Like, any time Bale constricted his shoulders, this supposedly hard piece of kevlar would roll in on itself and shake like rubber.
GUNSMITH - 7/1/2013, 6:22 PM
PISTONS?
SpectacularJoShFest - 7/1/2013, 6:24 PM
[frick] armie hammer, he should never ever be offered that role again.
NEVER.
Kjo0212 - 7/1/2013, 6:25 PM
@levi I agree but his ears on the cowl are way too long in that pic
sanyaya - 7/1/2013, 6:27 PM
armie hammer is dogshit
ALegendaryPanda - 7/1/2013, 6:27 PM
I'm not gonna lie, a motion capture Justice League movie actually sounds kinda sick. But THIS movie......probably would've sucked. BIG time.
Kjo0212 - 7/1/2013, 6:27 PM
@gn123 those ears are too small somewhere between yours n Levi's
MechanicalLivestock - 7/1/2013, 6:28 PM
Hopefully in Batman's next incarnation his suit will be more like in the comics. I'm tired of all the Kevlar bullet proof heavy tank like armor. I get that the dark knight trilogy was going for realism so it's understandable why the chose to make the suit look like that but I'm hoping the next batman will exist in a more comic book inspired world where Batman values speed and agility over heavy and strong. A world where he doesn't need bullet proof armor because he is quick and agile enough to take down the gunman before the guy can get off a shot.
ShogunNevets - 7/1/2013, 6:38 PM
They should use a suit similar to the one in Arkham Origins. Cast Wes Bentley as the next Batman in JL
Azrael725 - 7/1/2013, 6:41 PM


this is the batsuit i wanna see in the reboot! It is a perfect combination of function and fashion. of course the gloves and boots could be toned down but the overall design in perfect for a live action movie!
TheFox - 7/1/2013, 6:43 PM
... Okay, I'm intrigued.

I'm still glad that this movie never materialized, as it would have been incredibly premature to put out a Justice League movie while Nolan's Batman was just getting underway... but like Superman Lives, it's one of those projects that, now that the threat of it happening is past, I can't help but to be curious about.

And I'll admit, it sounds like they had an interesting idea for how Batman would fit onto the team. I've always argued that Batman would have no place in a live-action Justice League, but from the sound of it, they were planning on slightly mechanizing Batman's suit-- assumably giving him enhanced abilities that would make it feasible for him to fight alongside people like Wonder Woman and Superman.

So yeah, I'm glad it didn't happen... but I'd still really like to see what they were going to do with that movie.

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mctrinket - 7/1/2013, 6:53 PM
I don't hate him...but I don't think he would be right for Batman either.
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