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Armie Hammer Talks About Why He Won't Play a Superhero

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We're all for some Hollywood bromance action (here's to you, Benedict and Matt), and we think we may have just found another pair to add to our list.

In a recent interview with Metro, "The Lone Ranger" star Armie Hammer revealed his feelings toward Henry Cavill (swoon) and what's next for the hunky duo — especially with all of those Batman vs. Superman rumors circling around.

According to Variety, Hammer was initially cast as Batman in Warner Brothers' "Justice League" movie back in 2008. Although the George Miller film didn't pan out, Hammer went on to star in 2010's "The Social Network" (times two) and is gettin' a lot of love from the ladies... so it doesn't seem like he's regretting much. In fact, the actor says he doesn't have any interest in playing the caped crusader, now or ever.

But why not? The answer lies with none other than Superman himself, Henry Cavill. Cavill and Hammer are teaming up for Warner Bros.' film adaptation of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", which will start production in September. "I think if Henry and I did that film and then a superhero film straight after, people might start to wonder about us…" Hammer joked. So is there some (bro)mance in the air? "I wish! God, he's dreamy!"

All joking aside, Hammer also has a more practical reason for turning down the coveted Batman role. "I'm not actually a big fan of superhero films," he said. "If you have a guy who is supposed to be invulnerable, then what's the point?"

Either way, we're looking forward to seeing the guys fight crime together — as spies rather than superheroes — on the big screen. Although "U.N.C.L.E." is currently in pre-production, Warner Bros. is hoping for a late-2014 release.

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