Apparently a lot of people were looking at Armie Hammer in The Social Network and thought he'd make a swell Superman in the upcoming film. The problem as I see it: that was Hammer's head superimposed on someone else's body. No kidding.
The Social Network jumps back and forth between the origins of the now ubiquitous Facebook and two lawsuits brought against the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg—one by Cameron (Armie Hammer) and Tyler Winklevoss (Josh Pence’s body with Armie Hammer’s head) the Harvard Row Crew champions who allegedly seeded Zuckerberg with the idea of a social network, and Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), an Economics major who later became Facebook’s former Chief Financial Officer.Why this was necessary when Hammer reportedly stands 6'5" is a bit baffling, but that's what they did for the movie. I guess he's too lean?
Anyway, within the past week we've also had reports that director Zack Snyder is saying he's doing an origin story, but then I read that they're looking to cast 35-40 for Superman. Huh. I don't see Superman waiting until he's in his mid-30's to suddenly get the brain drizzle that tells him to put on the cape.
I... have no idea what is going on, but its not worth getting excited about at this point.