Jon Hamm Late Late Show

Potential future Batman Jon Hamm would rather chug a chili dog smoothie than judge past Dark Knight actors

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Oct 16, 2018, 11:24 AM EDT

Jon Hamm might end up playing Batman someday, but he's not going to do it at the expense of former Dark Knights. At least, not in the context of a late night television game that required him to eat disgusting food.

With rumors that Ben Affleck will soon be departing the role of the Caped Crusader still persisting, Hamm is now one of the top names in the running to replace him as the next Dark Knight. It's something Hamm himself has expressed interest in and something those who've worked with him have endorsed, but it's certainly not something we should count on yet. Still, that hasn't stopped late night talk show hosts from having a little fun with it. 

Hamm was on The Late Late Show with James Corden Monday to promote his new film Bad Times at the El Royale, and he participated in Corden's most popular game not named "Carpool Karakoe." The viral segment is called "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts," and it's so named because the guests and Corden himself are subjected to a lose-lose challenge of sorts: Answer a compromising question that might get both you and your publicist in serious trouble, or eat something disgusting. Corden, for example, chose to eat a tarantula rather than name his least favorite guest ever to be on the show.

For this particular round (which starts at about the 4:00 mark in the video), Hamm was asked to either answer Corden's question (which he had no prior knowledge of) or drink a chili cheese dog smoothie, which actually sounds like one of the less disgusting things on the table until you start to consider the texture. So, Corden asked him to rank Batmen George Clooney, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck from best to worst. Check out what happened.

Hamm actually managed to make it through the full segment without answering any of the questions, which means he also did a couple of shots of hot sauce and chewed on a hunk of bull penis, but for our purposes it's particularly interesting that he chugged that smoothie rather than answer a basic Batman question.

Perhaps he refused to answer because he wants to work with Clooney and didn't like the optics of ranking him as the worst (something Clooney would probably find funny). Perhaps he didn't want to say anything so Warner Bros. wouldn't have any reason to be irritated with him. Perhaps he just thought it would be funny if he drank the smoothie. Either way, let's see what else we can get Jon Hamm to do on talk shows to avoid adding fuel to the Batman fire.