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Jon Hamm Explains Why He Won’t Take Superhero Roles

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Hamm Says No To Superhero Movies. While promoting the upcoming Black Mirror: White Christmas special, Mad Men star Jon Hamm took the time to speak to about his reasons for not accepting roles in superhero film franchises.

Hamm admitted to previously being in contention for quite a few roles and being content with the decision of not signing on to any franchises. Hamm went on to state,

“The deals that they make you do are so draconian. And, of course, you are signed on for not only the movie that you are signed on for… but at least two more that you haven’t read and you have no idea what they are going to be and all the crossover ones you are going to have to do.”

It seems that the 43-year-old actor takes particular umbrage with the long-term commitment that comes along with a blockbuster franchise.

“For me to sign on now to do a superhero movie would mean I would be working until I am fifty as that particular superhero.

“It’s a lot of work at one thing which is not necessarily the reason I got into the business which is to do many things. If you want to spend all day pressing the same key that… seems an odd choice.”

The critical success of Mad Men currently affords Hamm the opportunity to be selective about the roles that he takes on.  History has repeatedly shown us that popular leading men (Matthew Fox, David Caruso) in successful t.v. series often struggle to make the transition to film. With Mad Men’s final season quickly approaching, Hamm’s window for making a successful transition could be rapidly closing. Will Jon Hamm be able to remain on his current career trajectory without signing on to a blockbuster franchise?

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Victor Stiff

Born and raised in Toronto, Victor has spent the past decade using his love and knowledge of the city to highlight and promote significant cultural events such as TIFF, The IIIFA awards, and the Anokhi Gala. He is an avid reader of Sci-fi and Horror and constantly sits through indie film marathons in rabid anticipation of the genre’s next great film auteurs. He also contributes sci-fi and fantasy movie reviews to

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