Joe Manganiello Definitely In The Running For Superman

Joe Manganiello Definitely In The Running For <i>Superman</i>

It appears that it's no longer just a rumor. According to LA Times Ministry Of Gossip Manganiello's name has been mentioned in certain circles to take up the mantle of The Man Of Steel..

True Blood's Joe Manganiello was rumored to be up for the role of Superman in Zack Snyder's reboot a good while back along with several other actors such as Jon Hamm and Mathew Goode. When the rumor died off many assumed it had just been fan speculation/wishful thinking and that was that. But then a tweet from Hero Complex once again suggested that Manganiello might really be a contender for the role. And it seems as if they weren't just speculating on the old rumor as some thought. This tweet prompted another La Times blog, Ministry Of Gossip, to press Hero Complex for some details and here is what they turned up..



Joe Manganiello must be howling at the moon — the "True Blood" werewolf is definitely in the running for the new "Superman."

Here’s what we know: At last week’s Academy Bake Off, a celebration of visual effects in film, talk around the room (especially from the team working on the new “Superman”) said Manganiello kept popping up in serious talks about a new face for the franchise.


The actor has remained fairly tight lipped about any possible involvement with the movie, simply stating that he would be honoured to be a part of it. It's not known if he has actually met with anyone in connection with Superman or if WB/Snyder are just considering him based on his expressed wishes to play the part. At least this development may encourage a little more digging! So if we are indeed looking at our new Superman, what do you think?


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Mark Cassidy
Member Since 11/9/2008
Filed Under "Superman" 1/27/2011 Source: La Times Blogs
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