Jon Hamm too old for Superman, but by which standards?
Jon Hamm recently told MTV that he believes he has been aged out of the title role in Zack Snyder’s new Superman film. Vulture wrote a usually well-deserved article criticizing Hollywood for eschewing older actors for younger ones. However, they may be wrong in this case.
On December 22, /Film published some excerpts from a David Goyer interview, which may allude to the new plot. In it, Goyer notes how he was influenced by Geoff Johns’ Superman: Secret Origin series:
Right there in that moment, Geoff contextualized Superman in a way that I’m not sure has ever really been done before. I had an ‘aha’ experience when I read that. For the first time I was able to grasp how lonely Clark must have been when he was growing up. And what a sacrifice Clark must continually make by being Superman.
So while Superman may be guilty for catering to a young audience, it seems like Hamm is actually too old for this role.