“Mad Men” actor Jon Hamm might replace Ben Affleck for the role of the Caped Crusader; sources told Radar Online. Affleck has previously been expected to make his exit from the Dc Universe and that he will not make any further appearances in a Batman stand-alone movie.

According to insiders, Hamm has been “gunning hard” for the portrayal of the superhero role. They also revealed that both Jon and Ben have worked together before and “have been on good terms ever since.”

Since Affleck was featured in the 2010 movie “The Town,” he has been in a close relationship with Hamm and even became “drinking buddies.” Furthermore, the “Mad Men” star also recognizes that the former has received criticism over his role as Batman in the previous DC movies.

The end of his career as Batman is approaching and Matt Reeves is not planning on casting him in the next stand-alone films. However, he is still slated to appear as the Caped Crusader in an upcoming stand-alone movie about The Flash.

‘Justice League’s’ box-office performance

Aside from Ben Affleck, other people from the production team might also exit being part of future movies, Variety reported. This decision to let them go and plans for “restructuring” are partly due to the performance of “Justice League” in the big screen.

The movie featured the comeback of actors Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. They joined newcomers Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

However, the box-office performance of this new movie has failed to meet expectations from the makers and the fans as well. The film suffered major losses at the box-office during the first days of its screening, and though it recovered easily, it still did not clinch the top spot, unlike the previous DC movies.

Major shake-up

One of those who might be affected by the shake-up is Jon Berg who is currently running the film production department of the comic book, sources revealed to Variety. Berg will be teamed up with another producer named Roy Lee who has previously worked with “It” and “The Lego Movie.”

Jon Berg will be leaving his current job running the comic book’s film production division, according to several sources with knowledge of the studio’s plans.

A search is underway for his replacement. Berg will instead become a production partner with Roy Lee, the producer of “The Lego Movie” and “It,” who has a deal on the lot.

Among those being eyed to replace Berg include Geoff Johns who has also worked with him in the creative direction process. Johns works in the television departments, consumer products and publishing aside from his roles in filmmaking.