You might know Ahman Green as one of the best tailbacks of his generation. Well, he’s also a diehard Batman fan who recently got to fulfill a lifelong dream: He is appearing in a Batman movie.
Green plays Thug No. 2 in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is due out next year.
“I’m a big-time obsessive Batman fan – just like any Packer fan out there,” the former Packers running back said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “I can’t wait until the movie drops next summer. . . . Hopefully it can catapult something of an acting career. If it doesn’t, I’m just as happy because I got my wish. I just wanted to be a fly on the wall (with) one of my favorite superheroes out there, and that wish will be granted next summer.”
Green, 38, has been a Batman fan for as long as he can remember.
“The guy who basically did it for me where I became that Batman when I was a kid – outside of Adam (West) – was Michael Keaton: 1989, when he became Batman and he battled the Joker, Jack Nicholson,” Green said. “That was the guy who kind of sucked me in as a fan.”
How big of a fan is Green? He recently attended Comic-Con in San Diego.
“It’s hopefully becoming a family journey to San Diego, California, every year because one of my step-daughters is a Japanese anime fan, so she dresses up in her character,” Green said. “I didn’t get the opportunity to dress up as Batman because I left part of my costume at home.”
It was a pretty important part, too.
“It was actually the tights, so I couldn’t walk around with my butt out in San Diego Convention Center,” Green said, laughing. “I don’t think that would have went over good with all the kids and parents running around. So I just went with a nice Batman T-Shirt and shorts. But yeah, I was there for three days a couple weeks ago. When I first went in 2009, I was like, I can die now. It was just amazing. What I’ve learned about Comic-Con is (it’s) not just comic books anymore. It’s the video games. It’s the TV shows, the movies. It’s all of that kind of wrapped up in a nice big old red box with a nice golden bow on it. It’s like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for me. It’s an amazing experience.”
Green was asked what’s more exciting: going to Comic-Con or playing in an NFL playoff game?
“Oh, my god, that’s a good question, man,” Green said. “I would have to say going to Comic-Con. I’m that much of a fan. I know the hard work and dedication, the blood sweat and tears and the pleasure of winning the game. I won a few playoff games and almost came to the Super Bowl a couple times in the playoff runs we had as Packers. But I think experiencing that with my family, we’ll be able to experience it every year and we don’t have to go through a first-round bye; we don’t have to worry about trying to get to the NFC Championship. We just got to buy a plane ticket. I think that experience is going to be No. 1 on my list because I get to experience it every year with my family.”