Jon Hamm

Bat-Hamm Begins? David Tennant is stumping for his Good Omens co-star Jon Hamm to play the Caped Crusader

Contributed by
Oct 6, 2018

Jon Hamm has at least one major celebrity fan who'd really like him to play Batman: David Tennant.

Tennant and Hamm shared a stage together at New York Comic Con on Saturday to promote their upcoming Amazon series Good Omens, and though they were primarily there to discuss that project, a fan just had to bring up the rumors that Hamm could be in line to replace Ben Affleck in the Batcowl.

Good Omens creator Neil Gaiman was the first to respond to the question, and noted that the fan had placed Hamm in a somewhat impossible position, because the first rule of playing Batman is that you're not allowed to answer questions about it or "cowled figures" will swoop in and abduct you.

Hamm, for his part, used that moment to pretend to be annoyed at Gaiman fielding the query first.

"Well, I'll answer your questions, then," he said, feigning an answer about writing to much laughter.

It was Tennant who seemed to get the most excitement out of the moment, though. The Doctor Who and Jessica Jones star -- who's been a very public cheerleader for new Doctor Jodie Whittaker in the past -- was overjoyed by the idea of Hamm, who plays the archangel Gabriel in Good Omens, donning a cape.

"How awesome would that be?" Tennant asked. "Bat-Hamm!"

At that, the Good Omens audience erupted, lending a bit of a Bat-Hamm endorsement of their own to the proceedings. This is all, of course, still just built on unconfirmed reports, but for one brief moment in New York on Saturday, the world was with Jon Hamm as Batman.

Good Omens premieres next year on Amazon Prime.

Click here for SYFY WIRE's full coverage of NYCC 2018, including up-to-the-minute news, exclusive interviews, and videos.

Make Your Inbox Important

Get our newsletter and you’ll be delivered the most interesting stories, videos and interviews weekly.

Sign-up breaker
Sign out: