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Jon Hamm Rumors: Doctor Strange, True Detective, and The Walking Dead

Jul. 7, 2014by: Alex Maidy

Jon Hamm will be wrapping up work on the final season of MAD MEN next year and then the sky's the limit for the actor with matinee idol good looks. Hamm has been rumored for numerous roles since making Don Draper a household name on AMC's period drama. But, his big screen career has yet to truly explode. This summer's MILLION DOLLAR ARM was his first starring role in a major studio film and failed to light up the box office. Still, his turns in THE TOWN, SUCKER PUNCH, and BRIDESMAIDS showed the guy has a wide range of abilities.

That being said, the man once rumored to be a fit for Batman or Superman has already been squashed as a contender for Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE. Apparently this rumor didn't even have time to take off as it has already be squashed on Twitter. Hamm definitely could make a good superhero, but I am not so sure Strange was the right fit for him.

Rumors also have been circulating that Hamm would be a fit for the second season of TRUE DETECTIVE, which would definitely be an intriguing choice depending on the direction the series is going in. Creator Nic Pizzolato has been very tight lipped about who he has in mind for the follow-up to the spectacular first run with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Maybe Hamm would be a good fit, but as the villain?

Speaking of villains, Jon Hamm has also been named in connection with the role of Negan on THE WALKING DEAD. During the recent weekend marathon of THE WALKING DEAD, Chris Hardwick asked showrunner Scott Gimple about his favorite casting rumor and he named Hamm as Negan. For those unfamiliar with the comics, Negan is a psychotic character who truly makes The Governor look like a lightweight. Gimple neither confirmed nor denied Hamm in the role but it does make for a very interesting casting choice. I can easily see Hamm playing the character and it would be quite the sight, but would he be up for joining another television series?

The future looks bright for Hamm, but I keep envisioning him in more comedic rather than dramatic roles. Hopefully we get to see him in better projects than the generic MILLION DOLLAR ARM.

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10:48AM on 07/08/2014
He's perfect for Don Draper & way overrated (which doesn't mean terrible). Although I found him a trip in Bridesmaids. Maybe there is something big out there for him but he still needs to win me over. I'm not going to kiss his ass over Madmen forever...
He's perfect for Don Draper & way overrated (which doesn't mean terrible). Although I found him a trip in Bridesmaids. Maybe there is something big out there for him but he still needs to win me over. I'm not going to kiss his ass over Madmen forever...
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12:14AM on 07/08/2014
I've said it a million and one times. I want him for a Bruce Timm type Bruce Wayne.
I've said it a million and one times. I want him for a Bruce Timm type Bruce Wayne.
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11:56PM on 07/07/2014
I've said it a million and one times. I want him for a Bruce Timm type Bruce Wayne.
I've said it a million and one times. I want him for a Bruce Timm type Bruce Wayne.
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9:10PM on 07/07/2014
The second coming of Nathan Fillion. He's got the classic square-jawed look and that makes him right from a good number of parts.
The second coming of Nathan Fillion. He's got the classic square-jawed look and that makes him right from a good number of parts.
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5:43PM on 07/07/2014

Indiana Jones

If they reboot Indy with a new actor, Hamm has my vote. He has the looks, the build, the smarts, the charisma, the "why me, but f*ck it" attitude, and look at this link to a promo shot for MM.

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If they reboot Indy with a new actor, Hamm has my vote. He has the looks, the build, the smarts, the charisma, the "why me, but f*ck it" attitude, and look at this link to a promo shot for MM.

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4:50PM on 07/07/2014

maybe

I like Hamm. And I'm pretty sure my fiance' would enjoy a Hamm sandwich. I could see him as either, more so as Negan. I might be alone on this but when I first saw Negan in the comics I picture Stephen Lang as a good Negan. I thought the character was brutal, but the way he was written made him too cartoony for my taste. I don't mind bad language and I know it's a comic but there's a time and a place to drop the f bombs. Rapid fire ones came off as silly.
I like Hamm. And I'm pretty sure my fiance' would enjoy a Hamm sandwich. I could see him as either, more so as Negan. I might be alone on this but when I first saw Negan in the comics I picture Stephen Lang as a good Negan. I thought the character was brutal, but the way he was written made him too cartoony for my taste. I don't mind bad language and I know it's a comic but there's a time and a place to drop the f bombs. Rapid fire ones came off as silly.
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5:21PM on 07/07/2014
Lol Hamm sandwich... nicely done!
Lol Hamm sandwich... nicely done!
4:16PM on 07/07/2014

John Hamm would be an amazing live-action Tick!

I'm hip to any news regarding the Hamm'ster but I've always thought with his physique and comedic timing he would be great at being the Tick. That will literally never happen though, but a man can dream...
I'm hip to any news regarding the Hamm'ster but I've always thought with his physique and comedic timing he would be great at being the Tick. That will literally never happen though, but a man can dream...
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3:55PM on 07/07/2014
Hamm would rock as Strange
Hamm would rock as Strange
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3:54PM on 07/07/2014
First off, in reference to any Dr. Strange or other superhero casting it's worth pointing out that Hamm himself has said that he has no interest in playing a superhero. The characters and source material hold little interest for him. No knocking superhero flicks, it's just what he's said numerous times in numerous interviews. So when his name is rumored for any superhero movie I know it's bunk b/c he's been taking himself out of the running for any of those franchises himself.

As for
First off, in reference to any Dr. Strange or other superhero casting it's worth pointing out that Hamm himself has said that he has no interest in playing a superhero. The characters and source material hold little interest for him. No knocking superhero flicks, it's just what he's said numerous times in numerous interviews. So when his name is rumored for any superhero movie I know it's bunk b/c he's been taking himself out of the running for any of those franchises himself.

As for joining Walking Dead as Negan, I doubt this will happen either. After committing to a series for 7 years, I'm sure the guy is not interested in getting involved with yet another show. Especially one with as troubled a production as Walking Dead. The show hasn't exactly been attracting top tier talent for their roles, so I don't know why people would think he'd be stepping up to take a role on the show.

Now as for joining True Detective, this makes the most sense out of any of the above rumors. First of all, my above comment about joining another TV show is different with True Detective considering it's anthology based instead of an ongoing serial. He would probably be much more willing to join the cast and do his filming over three months and than be done with it. Second, I could see this guy join the show as either a detective or the villain.
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3:40PM on 07/07/2014
the dude would make a great green hornet
the dude would make a great green hornet
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3:21PM on 07/07/2014
Hamm as Strange? Yuck...Hamm in True Detective? As a villain, it could be cool but not as one of he detectives...Hamm as Negan? I don't see him taking that but again, as a villain, it could be cool
Hamm as Strange? Yuck...Hamm in True Detective? As a villain, it could be cool but not as one of he detectives...Hamm as Negan? I don't see him taking that but again, as a villain, it could be cool
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3:21PM on 07/07/2014
Would love to see him get a chance to play Doctor Strange. He has the right look, talent, build, and charisma to make the role his and to carry the torch from Stark's Downey Jr. He's actually my second personal choice to play Strange after Phoenix and I think Hamm would be a much more inspired choice then Cumberbatch, Hardy, and Leto.

As for the rumored television shows, I would rather see him in True Detective. He can play dark, brooding, and mysterious very well and would be a good
Would love to see him get a chance to play Doctor Strange. He has the right look, talent, build, and charisma to make the role his and to carry the torch from Stark's Downey Jr. He's actually my second personal choice to play Strange after Phoenix and I think Hamm would be a much more inspired choice then Cumberbatch, Hardy, and Leto.

As for the rumored television shows, I would rather see him in True Detective. He can play dark, brooding, and mysterious very well and would be a good replacement for McConaughey's type of character that was displaced last season.
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4:10PM on 07/07/2014
Phoenix as Strange? Wow, that's an enormous miss....not even close.
Phoenix as Strange? Wow, that's an enormous miss....not even close.
3:19PM on 07/07/2014
I'd be down for Hamm in True Detective, after Mad Men I'm sure he'd kill it depending on what direction they go.

As for Negan, well Hamm is a good choice but I'd much rather see Henry Rollins in the role.
I'd be down for Hamm in True Detective, after Mad Men I'm sure he'd kill it depending on what direction they go.

As for Negan, well Hamm is a good choice but I'd much rather see Henry Rollins in the role.
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4:17PM on 07/07/2014
Henry Rollins as Negan would be killer.
Henry Rollins as Negan would be killer.
5:22PM on 07/07/2014
Fuck ya on Rollins, he would be a great choice!
Fuck ya on Rollins, he would be a great choice!
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