EXCLUSIVE: Could Patrick Wilson Be ‘Superman’?

The ‘Watchmen’ actor discusses his thoughts on his former director taking over the popular franchise and whether or not he would like to play the "Man of Steel."
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EXCLUSIVE: Could Patrick Wilson Be ‘Superman’?

Patrick Wilson in the running for Superman?Recently, we brought you the rumor that True Blood actor Joe Manganiello is up for the role of Clark Kent in Zack Snyder's Superman. Supposedly, Smallville's Tom Welling and Superman Returns' Brandon Routh are still being considered as well, although their casting would contradict most of Snyder's previous statements about his film being a complete reboot of the franchise. One actor who has played a super hero for Snyder before is Patrick Wilson, who portrayed Nite Owl in the director's comic book adapted masterpiece Watchmen. He recently appeared as The A-Team's nemesis, Agent Lynch, in the film adaptation of the popular '80s TV series and soon the actor will be seen in the new romantic comedy, Morning Glory, which opens on November 10th and co-stars Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton.

While he was promoting his new movie, actor Patrick Wilson took some time out to speak with us. We began by asking him his thoughts on the choice of Zack Snyder to direct Superman and if he thinks the director is a good fit for the franchise?

"Well, I think anything is a good fit with him. The thing about Zack is that the guy is the most detailed, focused director that I've worked with. He knows exactly the picture that he wants to paint. Whether it's your taste ... I mean you can find a hundred people that absolutely love Watchmen and then there are people who will say that it is too close to the comic. But whatever, its Zack! He just attacks each film and with every single frame he knows exactly the picture that he wants to paint. So I think its awesome and I think its awesome for the franchise. I loved Superman growing up. I was brought up really on the movies. I was not a comic guy so those movies just defined, especially Superman and Superman II, the super-hero genre for me. Christopher Reeve, you know? So its great to mix it up and I think it is a great move. I think it will just be an awesome spectacle and you know he'll find some great story to tell."

The actor went on to share with us his initial reaction to hearing that Snyder had been given the job.

"When I heard he signed on I called one of my agents and said that I hadn't talked to Zack or anything but that I just wanted to read it. I don't even care if I'm right for anything, I just want to know what he's doing."

Finally, we asked Wilson if there was any character in the Superman universe that he would like to play in the movie ... Clark Kent perhaps?

"Oh man, who knows? I love seeing all the Jon Hamm comments and Jon is like, "What? I'm over forty, this is ridiculous". So I don't know? That is such a big thing, who knows? I remember when Watchmen came around I didn't think I was really age appropriate or right for that but then when I jumped into it I was able to make it work. So who, knows? I would be happy to do anything with Zack again."

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013.

Sources: Jami Philbrick

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  • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

    Haha. What a tease.

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    • TheFireRises • 5 years ago

      looll this story is back up nice on oakfam, you kinda of lateee

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      • oakfam • 5 years ago

        low expectations after superman returns

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        • themime • 5 years ago

          who knows?....things just might turn out cooler than we thought

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          • mrp • 5 years ago

            I'm not seeing it. The height thing is interesting though, considering Hugh Jackman is a foot taller than Wolverine and no one seemed to give a sh*t.

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            • pjwolsker • 5 years ago

              @ejk1 tell that to the people still talking over at the Superman Details from Zack Snyder. thats a month old at least and people are still talking on it

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              • narrator • 5 years ago

                @Dave, glad to see you think so too.

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                • ejk1 • 5 years ago

                  Somebody as Superman!! Yay!! Woo Hoo!!! Seriously, enough speculating. Just be patient, wait for an announcement, and then we'll all give our opinions. Until then, this is just not worth talking about.

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                  • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                    @Josh agreed about Wilson playing Hank Pym

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                    • narrator • 5 years ago

                      @Josh, I've been saying that for a while. Wilson was born to play Hank Pym, as seen in his role Watchmen. Glad to see someone sees the potential.

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                      • themime • 5 years ago

                        Not gonna happen bub..................

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                        • thajackal • 5 years ago

                          Tom Welling AS SUPERMAN!!!!

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                          • pjwolsker • 5 years ago

                            JOE MANGANIELLO AS SUPERMAN!!!!!

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                            • gerardking • 5 years ago

                              It's Captain America all over again why can't the studio just make up its mind and spare us fans!!!

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                              • thajackal • 5 years ago

                                Oh, and let's not forget that this dude is 5 ft 11 and doesn't have the body for "Superman" who's also supposed to be 6'4

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                                • thajackal • 5 years ago

                                  Patrick Wilson is an awesome actor but he is not Superman... He would be cool for another role in the movie but just NOT Superman... Tom Welling is this generations Superman if they are considering him then they need to just cast him already!

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                                  • jayaottley • 5 years ago

                                    But this is my profile, my old profile, was hacked by someone, i have no clue who, like i stated before.

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                                    • jayaottley • 5 years ago

                                      Well i don't know about this whole Nolan Batman 3 thing, well not the whole story, only what my friend inform me of about it. I stopped using MW, when it wouldn't let me post up my review for District 9 on my old profile, which profitantienly got hacked.

                                      @Sly I gotta admit that was a pretty awesome callout comment with a comedic follow-through.

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                                      • pjwolsker • 5 years ago

                                        HA

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                                        • johnconnor2032 • 5 years ago

                                          @JA see i told you no one believed your bs crapfest lies. you can believe what you want or not, and i dont respect your opinion. look how ja tried to cover up the fact he was caught lying what a liar

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