Jon Hamm Passed on Being Green Lantern because He Wanted to Be in Marvel

Jon Hamm Passed on Being Green Lantern because He Wanted to Be in Marvel

Jon Hamm is probably best known for playing the chainsmoking womanizer Don Draper in Mad Men, but he was almost very much a comic book superhero for the big screen.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Hamm shared that he was up for the role of Green Lantern back in 2011, but ultimately passed. He says, “That was one I definitely didn’t want to do… But I’ve pitched myself for a couple parts of the Marvel universe, I don’t want to say what exactly, but it was a part of a comic book that I really liked.”

Hamm didn’t share which part in the MCU he would like to get cast in, but he does share that he’s constantly in conversation with the studio, and it may be a matter of time before they find something right for him. “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,” said Hamm.

With Don Draper being such an antihero of a character, a lot of people have been fancasting Hamm for more villainous roles like X-Men’s Mister Sinister or Fantastic Four’s Doctor Doom. Personally, I love it when Hamm can actually be a bit comedic with his roles, and I thought he would have been a fun washed up Wonder Man; but Yahya Abdul-Mateen II already has that covered, so we’ll just have to wait and see when Hamm can get onboard the MCU.

In the meantime, Deadpool & Wolverine is expected to come out in theatres on July 24.


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