In a way, it makes perfect sense.
Archer was largely influenced by Mad Men AND '60s spy thrillers, Jon Hamm has done comedy in the past and even looks like Archer with a dark grey suit. Put a turtleneck on him and he's set.
Still, we have the niggling sensation that A) a live-action Archer movie would be a terrible idea and B) H. Jon Benjamin is the voice of Archer. Still, a live-action movie is something that's been discussed by Archer's producers. "I think we talk about it once every two years," explained Matt Thompson and Casey Willis, two of the producers on the show.
"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."
Granted, those who've been watching this season will no doubt note that there's basically nowhere they can really go from here - so the show could indeed be ending much sooner than we expected. As for the role of Archer, they're convinced it's Jon Hamm.
"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."
This, of course, begs the question. Does there even need to be an Archer film? Personally, we don't think it's necessary. It works in its twenty-minute format, why try stretch it out to a full two-hour film?
What do you think? Let us know in the comments!