Joe Manganiello leads Superman Reboot Rumours

The latest gossip rumour on the Superman reboot front is that True Blood heartthrob Joe Manganiello appears to be the lead choice for the role of Clark Kent.

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.

Its those damned crew workers that just can’t keep their mouth shut.

Of course this might just be talk, and while his name may have come up, there is no confirmation that he is even been considered. Manganiello is reportedly cool with the rumour saying he would be honoured and that he is a fan of Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan.

This would not be Manganiello’s first superhero film, as he did play the bully Flash Thompson in Raimi’s Spider-Man.

Could you see Manganiello as Clark Kent for this reboot?

I am starting to.

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23 thoughts on “Joe Manganiello leads Superman Reboot Rumours

    1. He can act. Brandon rough is not “white” either ( half Hispanic ) and he could get the role.

      No one knows who they are going with yet so assuming he will is just as blind as assuming he won’t.

    1. And Chris Evans played the Human Torch and NO ONE is confusing him with that character after seeing him in the pictures for Captain America.

      Furthermore, Flash had about 2 minutes of screen time and was forgotten. Hardly setting himself in a typecast of being an iconic role. Evans played Torch for two whole movies and its a non-issue there.

    1. Routh is Hispanic. No Telemundo jokes there. Manganiello is Italian (Sicilian, Austrian, German and Armenian actually)

      And no one is saying Manganiello will sport the scruffy beard if he gets the gig.

  1. come to think about it he does have a bit of bana in him…

    I agree give him a razer and some moisteriser cream and a hair cut he could pull it off…

    If they are going for a less nerdy/clumsy C.K, he would struggle with that and lets hope they dont go down that road and just make Superman a bit different, only issue is you cant make him a Bale or like the Dark knight and gritty because thats not what Superman really is….

    I dunno how that will work out but ill be happy just too see Superman reboot and hopefully done better to span a trilogy….

  2. I think he can pull it off, envious of his six pack (damn him!). I think he adds a little bit more pounds so Supes looks bigger and not as slim as Routh did in Superman returns.

  3. From the neck down he’s got it, but he just doesnt look like Superman. Im still not totally against him, but I hope they give the process its due dilligence rather than just settling.

    1. Because he typically sports the beard. I find it makes him look rugged and badass.

      But this guy all clean cut could do a Clark Kent (at least the not-nerdy Kent rumoured to be in Snyders version)

    2. I wouldnt mind if he were cast, honestly other than Routh I really cant think of an actor that really excites me in the role.

      Like you said, all suped up Im sure he’ll be fine. Has there been any word on the script and it being a kinda/sorta origin story?

      I really want this film to be great, because if its not, Ill forever stew over a could have been Singer/Routh sequel…

  4. I can’t picture him as Superman either…. He doesn’t have that aura, charisma or visage of Superman, but he can certainly pulls for other superhero though….. Hawkman or Green Arrow for example

  5. Been saying it forever now. I’m probably going to be proven right. Manganiello as Superman crossed my mind from the first few seconds of screen time he had in True Blood.

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