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Archer producers want Jon Hamm as the live-action version…

June 13th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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It looks like the FX’s Archer spy series could be set for the live-action treatment and the producers know exactly who they want in the role… and we love it!

Producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis have revealed that they and creator Adam Reed have had talks about a live-action version of the show: “It’s all up to whatever Adam wants to do, but he and I have definitely talked about it. I think we talk about it once every two years. We vacillate between if you do it, why are you doing the TV show? And should it be live-action, or should it be cartoon? The talk is there, we just still haven’t decided. I don’t think there will be a movie before the last episode of Archer airs on TV. I don’t think we’ll make a movie before the series finishes.”

But, in a world where James Bond and Austin Powers both exist, who would play Sterling Archer? Well: “If Archer goes live-action, I do believe it will be Jon Hamm. Maybe you could do it with Jon Benjamin’s voice coming out of him? I don’t know. Adam is always like, ‘I don’t know if I want the movie to be live-action because I want it to be Jon Benjamin!’ But if it is live-action – and if it is not Jon Benjamin – it is our greatest hope that it would be Jon Hamm. I can say that with confidence.”

Now that we’ve read this we cannot unsee Hamm in the role… do you agree? Let us know…

Source: The Daily Beast 


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….