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    Sent to Earth as an infant from the dying planet Krypton, Kal-El was adopted by the loving Kent family and raised in America's heartland as Clark Kent. Using his immense solar-fueled powers, he became Superman to defend mankind against all manner of threats while championing truth, justice, and the American way!

    The Casting Race for the New Superman Movie Begins

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      The intensity I'm talking about...
     The intensity I'm talking about...

    With all the excitement over the GREEN LANTERN trailer, some of you maniacs might have gotten your minds off the new SUPERMAN movie. You know, the one that Christopher Nolan's producing, David Goyer's scripting and Zack Snider's directing.  Now that the key creative personnel's been locked, Deadline says it’s officially time for perhaps the most contentious part of the movie production process - - the casting race. Remember the ones we watched this year for Captain America? And, before that, the new Spider-Man movie? We’re going to be seeing all of that all over again as the search has begun for actors in the 28-to-32 age range who’re most likely going to be unknowns or lesser-knowns.

    The age bracket and fame status pretty much immediately rules out fan favorite Jon Hamm. The three actors already being talked about are Arnie Hammer from THE SOCIAL NETWORK, Joe Manganiello of TRUE BLOOD and Ian Somerhalder of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. You can look at their respective head   shots below…

    Interestingly enough, Hammer was about three days away from playing Batman in the cancelled JUSTICE LEAGUE movie while Manganiello, I believe, has actually been publically campaigning for the role.  

    Any speculation might be for naught as every actor who’s played Superman before - - from George Reeves to Christopher Reeve, and from Dean Cain to Tom Welling - - was basically an unknown prior to that. I don’t have any picks, myself, but I do believe that whoever they pick needs to have that commanding, stealy stare that Reeve was able to turn on whenever he stopped being Clark Kent. I think Brandon Routh is a fine actor - - he was so awesome in SCOTT PILGRIM - - but I never go that kind of intensity from him in SUPERMAN RETURNS.

    Now, it’s time for the real speculation. Who do you maniacs think should be the new Man of Steel?

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    #1  Edited By Gambit1024

    Of those three, the True Blood Guy looks more like Superman than the other two.  
     
    Jon Hamm Would've been better than any of these people. 

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    #2  Edited By superboy12

    I think Manganiello or Somerhalder would be awsome as the man of steel!
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    #3  Edited By The_Warlord

    Bring back Routh!

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    My hope will always be Tom Wheling. But I love Ian and he is one of my favorite actors and Vampire Diaries is one of my favorite shows and I would be astatic for him to be Superman.

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    #5  Edited By Jordanstine


    Nicholas Cage  
     

     

    Yup, makes for some of those 10 year old pre-Superman Returns rumors a bit more valid! 
     
    Or what about Will Smith? 
     
        
     
    Hey, if he was being considered for Captain America, why not Superman?

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    #7  Edited By matrix10st
     
     

    YES YES GOOD START

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    #8  Edited By Lovenuggets

    Hmm very interesting...I'm still not sure myself...so right now its unknown for me to choose who should be Superman. hmmm.

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    #9  Edited By sora_thekey

    Jon Manganiello kind of looks the part...

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    #10  Edited By Superguy1591

    Joe Manganeillo is what Superman should look like. Someone who would knock you out with one punch, but likes chooses not to. 

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    #11  Edited By Om1kron
    @Gambit1024 said:
    " Of those three, the True Blood Guy looks more like Superman than the other two.   Jon Hamm Would've been better than any of these people.  "
    Yeah that dude is YOKED I didn't recognize him without his SWEET wolf beard LOL!!! his big and tall too while the other too are too feminine for the role. 
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    #12  Edited By Gambit1024

    Never mind, he's got my full support. Look: 
     

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    #13  Edited By Brickabrack

    True Blood guy might just work. Maybe this creative team will give us what Singer was unable to.
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    #14  Edited By nightwing91

    Joe is the only one of those I can see as kal-el and he was in a superhero movie before. He played Flash Thompson in the spiderman movies. And he's talked about how much he wanted to play the part, for awhile now.

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    #15  Edited By Mercy_

    The only one out of those who I would by as Clark look-wise is Joe.

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    #16  Edited By TheMess1428

    I say that Tom Welling should be casted to make the movie tie in as later in life for Superman and the Smallville series. 
     
    And if I had to pick one of the three, I choose Ian Somerhalder because I love watching anything he is in.

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    #17  Edited By SystemID

    I thought Routh was perfect the story just sucked..  eh. whatever.

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    #18  Edited By ssejllenrad
    @Love said:
    " Bring back Routh! "
    We can all kiss Routh goodbye.. Sniff sniff! And no Jon Hamm? More sniff sniff! 
     
    Out of the three I guess Joe would do. But he's not the perfect choice...
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    #19  Edited By FadeToBlackBolt

    Yeah, I'm not really too fond of any of these guys...

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    #20  Edited By MOONGREY

    best clark kent i have ever seen on film was tom welling from episode four of this seasons smallville in the elevator when clark gets sent to the future and meets his awesome future self. i would be super happy if thats how he was portrayed in the new movie. half him nerdy but with his sh*t together....

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    #21  Edited By ArtisticNeedham

    I don't see why John Hamm can't play Superman, sure he may be older than the typical superhero casting.  But Superman has always seemed like a mature, older, superhero.

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    #22  Edited By Tmul501
    @FadeToBlackBolt said:
    " Yeah, I'm not really too fond of any of these guys... "
    I agree. I think the first two would be alright. I have no idea why the 3rd guy is an option. I think Brandon Routh should get another shot for sure.
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    #23  Edited By FadeToBlackBolt
    @Tmul501 said:
    " @FadeToBlackBolt said:
    " Yeah, I'm not really too fond of any of these guys... "
    I agree. I think the first two would be alright. I have no idea why the 3rd guy is an option. I think Brandon Routh should get another shot for sure. "
    I reckon so too. I felt he was a great Clark/Superman.
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    #24  Edited By ComicCrazy

    eh  I wouldn't pick any of those guys.
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    #25  Edited By Primmaster64
    @FadeToBlackBolt said:
    " Yeah, I'm not really too fond of any of these guys... "
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    #26  Edited By Sobe Cin

     
     
    hell they should let Zachary Quinto do the role. He's got the look down, too bad he's one year too old.
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    #27  Edited By Hoboseid
    @SystemID said:
    " the story just sucked..  eh. whatever. "
    Superman's image sucks, he's old and over exposed  
    but he has this weird hardcore fan following like Hulk does
    give the character a rest for a while  
     
    Make a Manhunter or Wonder Woman movie instead
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    #28  Edited By CrimsonComedian

    Honestly? I think the next Superman movie should star Welling and Rosenbaum. I mean... we've all basically seen the same thing over and over again in Superman movies, why not go for something different? Hell, Bring back Doomsday (not Davis), Rosenbaum in that armor and Welling for one more time in the ol' blue and red.

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    #29  Edited By robokungfu

    Whatever problems arose from Superman Returns it fell into the hands of the writers/director.  It was an awful story that was stuck in the Richard Donner mindset of the 70s films.  While those films are fine for their era the new one needed to move forward and evolve.  Routh was the biggest surprise about that movie for me since he was about the only person to fail at his/her job with the production.  He showed a great dead-pan style of humor in Scott Pilgrim and I think that would work well for Superman.  C'mon, Snyder, get the right man for the job!  

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    #30  Edited By Kal'smahboi
    @CrimsonComedian said:
    " Honestly? I think the next Superman movie should star Welling and Rosenbaum.
    Nope. They work for a soap opera style but I can't see either of them in the blockbuster that this will no doubt be made into.
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    #31  Edited By CrimsonComedian
    @Kal'smahboi: I doubt we all say Sir William Thatcher become The Man Who Laughs coming. People can surprise you. They've been in on those roles for years, what's stopping them from upping their game?
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    #32  Edited By TheBug

    Team Hamm.

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    #33  Edited By Primmaster64

    No Welling for the movie please.

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    #34  Edited By Icon
    @SystemID said:
    " I thought Routh was perfect the story just sucked..  eh. whatever. "
    I felt the same. Now I just feel bad for Routh. 
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    #35  Edited By bobtv

    I'm Team Routh in this one, for me the story didn't let him shine the way Superman should, but I think he can pull it off if they let him loose. I'll go for Hamm for a Kingdom Come -like movie, that would rock!
     
    As for Mr. Welling, he gained again my respect this season, but his smallville-verse is another monster of it's own, that mmay stay in the tv, becauses it involves many other dc characters that it has explored, and may confuse  the audience.

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    #36  Edited By Band Lone

    I can see that Ian guy as Sups

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    #37  Edited By DannoMan

    I thought Jon Hamm would have been perfect. I also agree with @Sobe Cin who said:

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    hell they should let Zachary Quinto do the role. He's got the look down, too bad he's one year too old. "

    But since when has Hollywood casting listened to me. Flash Thompson from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie as Superman? I dunno about that.
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    #38  Edited By ssejllenrad
    @Primmaster64 said:
    " No Welling for the movie please. "
    Welling won't be a problem. No offence to Tom or the series but using him and his universe will be a suicide move for Warner and I think they are not that stupid... I guess I hope they aren't.
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    #39  Edited By buttersdaman000

    Routh definetley deserves another chance
     
     
     
    hell......we should start a fan petition to get him another chance at the role

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    #40  Edited By Bearded Justice
    @Jordanstine said:
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    Nicholas Cage  
     

     

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    its a shame i tells ya 
    a crying shame
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    #41  Edited By Blindside002

    I'm still all for Brandon Routh reprising his role as Superman. I liked him very much as Supe, but the script for Superman Returns was pretty much crap.
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    #42  Edited By Silkcuts
    @Blindside002 said:
    " I'm still all for Brandon Routh reprising his role as Superman. I liked him very much as Supe, but the script for Superman Returns was pretty much crap. "
    I agree
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    #43  Edited By Renee

    IAN SOMERHALDER!!! (MY HUSBAND) YASS! He would have to bulk up a bit though. 

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    #44  Edited By Megalon

    Somerhalder? Really? That's almost as ridiculous as the Nic Cage rumor for Superman Returns. Almost

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    #46  Edited By ssejllenrad

    I'm a Smallville basher but I'd pick Welling over that Armie and Ian. Just no Superman in them.

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    #47  Edited By Captain Koala

    I'd pick Routh every time, he had the role nailed down in Returns, he was just let down by the rest of the production. 
     
    What about Jeffrey Donovan from Burn Notice? I don't think he'd be the worst fit ever..

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    #48  Edited By Psykhophear

    I always thought Brandon Routh is great so why do we need another Superman? 

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    #49  Edited By Psykhophear

    The new Superman MUST be an unknown actor like Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh. Just stick with Routh please.

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    #50  Edited By HannibalKing

    I' like to stick with Routh, but that's not going to happen. I'm not even sure it should happen since it's a different universe. Honestly, I'll accept whoever they choose as I have faith. Someone mentioned Jared Padalecki, which is actually I choice I kind of like, but that's just me. Of course, I'm sure most people would probably think "why not just cast Welling then". 
     

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