Who could be the Superman contenders?
With the recent "Insider Confirmation" that Jonathan Nolan will direct and that the lead actor they want is a "TV Star", who could possibly fill those boots?
Sadly for most fans, the "Routhboot ain't happening and a new TV star is taking his place as Superman. In this article we will look at the contenders who could possibly play the Man of Steel. Firstly it was said that the actor that Warner Bros./DC Entertainment have in mind is somebody that nobody will tihnk of. Well sadly, us fanboys have thought of everybody! Here is my top 5 that I think will be close to getting the gig.
Cavill has been close to getting all of Hollywood's leading roles including Superman and James Bond. Could this finally be Cavill's time to shine? In a poll I conducted which asked CBMers who they thought would be the next Superman, Cavill topped the vote. He is a TV star from the series "The Tudors" and as that is a British show, could that be why nobody would think of him?
Padalecki is a TV star that has also been linked in the past to the role of Superman. He came close to getting the gig in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns and was also close in the Batman vs. Superman project. He's been seen in the CW's "Supernatural" for many years alongside Jensen Ackles. Is he too much of an obvious choice?
Now McPartlin is a blonde actor and isn't really associated with the role of Superman, more recently the coveted Captain America role. But with some dark brown hair dye and a blue suit, he could be our Superman. He was in NBC's "Chuck" and definitely has the presence and face for Superman.
Was reported by GeekTyrant that he screen tested for the role but these were debunked by a Warner Bros. insider. Is the main man from "Chuck" and could those early rumors be true and Levi is our Superman? Doesn't really look like Superman in my opinion and wouldn't associate him with the role, but is that what the insider meant by saying we wouldn't think of him?
Now Rick isn't really a TV star but has starred in TV series. He is more of an emerging movie star. He is the person that I would most associate as looking like Superman and could be the new face of Warner Bros. new premiere film trilogy and beyond.
EDITOR NOTE: Could the new Superman be on this page? I would bet that one of these five actors is one of the final contenders. Have your say below.
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