Jon Hamm Expresses Interest In Joining The Marvel Cinematic Universe

by Barbara

In the evolving landscape of superhero films, actors have increasingly diverse opinions about the genre’s impact, especially following the box office disappointments of 2023. Among those optimistic about the future of superhero movies is Jon Hamm, who has openly expressed his enthusiasm for joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Hamm, best known for his role in “Mad Men,” revealed his long-standing interest in the MCU. A self-proclaimed “comic book nerd,” Hamm shared that he has had discussions with both Marvel and DC Studios about potential roles. While he did not specify which characters he has pitched for, he made it clear that Green Lantern was not one of them.


“That was one I definitely didn’t want to do,” Hamm stated regarding the Green Lantern role. However, his interest in the superhero genre remains strong. “I’ve pitched myself for a couple parts of the Marvel universe,” he continued. “I don’t want to say what exactly, but it was a part of a comic book that I really liked. I was like, ‘Are you going to do this story?’ And they were like, ‘Yeah, we’re actually thinking of that.’ I go, ‘Good. I should be the guy.’ So maybe it’ll work out.”


Hamm also disclosed that he has turned down some superhero roles in the past. “It’s not like they were saying, ‘We want you to be Iron Man.’ But there were a lot of conversations, and I’m still in those. I talk to the guys that run Marvel and DC. And I’m a comic book nerd. So, we’ll see. Even that part of the industry is changing,” he remarked.


Drawing inspiration from Jeff Goldblum’s varied career, Hamm expressed his admiration for the actor’s ability to balance different types of roles. “I look at a guy like Jeff Goldblum’s career — and I know Jeff a bit, we used to have the same therapist — and I’m just like, ‘God, how awesome to be able to do all the things he’s done.’ He had his leading man phase, and he does Marvel and he’ll just roll through and steal the scene, and then he’s doing commercials and he’s funny as shit. I see him out and he’s happy. So, consciously or not, I’m modeling my life to be that: varied and happy and fulfilled,” Hamm explained.

Reflecting on his own career, Hamm noted that he was once drawn to Ben Affleck’s path but realized he preferred a different approach after working with Affleck on “The Town.” “I love Ben, he’s a wonderful actor and filmmaker, but I was like, ‘I don’t know if that’s for me.’ I wanted to do different things instead of just being a leading man, whatever that is. And I don’t know how different my career would have been, but I know it hasn’t been the traditional leading man thing. Maybe it’s because I am a little more quirky. I know I look like I should be that guy,” Hamm said.

Looking ahead, Hamm expressed interest in working with a range of acclaimed directors. “Guys like Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Bong Joon Ho – all these tremendous lions of the cinema, so to speak. But there’s also people like Julio Torres, who’s phenomenally gifted,” he added.

Jon Hamm’s enthusiasm for diverse roles and his potential entry into the superhero genre highlight his versatility and continued passion for acting.

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