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True Blood‘s Manganiello may play Superman

True Blood‘s Manganiello may play Superman
Clint

I believe Jamie and Peter over at TMT first reported that “True Blood” Lycanthrope Joe Maganiello was pursuing the chief role in Zac Snyder’s new “Superman”. Most seem to like the idea – he has the frame, the dark complexion, the good looks, the shadowy mop…age on his side. But anyway, just how interested would Warner Bros and Snyder be in casting this relative unknown as the new Man of Steel? Had they even heard his cries to be considered?

Seems so.

True-Blood.net reported earlier that Manganiello appeared on a panel at EyeCon this weekend and confirmed there had been “talks” of some sort between he and the Super-crew.

Manganiello was quick to update his Twitter account with clarification – he isn’t actually in “negotiations” but there’s ‘something’ going on. , “Just to be clear… as of today, I am not ‘negotiating’ to play SuperMan …but keep your fingers crossed and thanks for the wishful thinking!”

In other words, the actor has met with Snyder and Warner Bros about playing the role. That likely also means that so have a dozen or more other young bucks, including Brandon Routh (who played the role in “Superman Returns”), Tom Welling (who plays Clark Kent on “Smallville”), Scott Porter (who played Jason Street on “Friday Night Lights”), and – maybe? – Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”).

Manganiello is great as Alcide on “True Blood”, and he fit the part of Flash Thompson perfectly in the “Spider-Man” movies, but is he Superman?

I see there’s a swell of support for Manganiello on the internet (though a couple have pointed out that the guy’s “big nose” might cost him the job) but there’s just as many campaigning to have Routh reinstated.

Here’s a fan-made Manganiello as Superman pic :

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