‘Superman’ Considers John Cena for the Man of Steel

Director Bryan Singer also talks about not wanting to continue on with the DC Comics hero for this new installment.
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‘Superman’ Considers John Cena for the Man of Steel

John Cena considered for Superman? Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are casting a rather large net in anticipation of who the next Clark Kent will be. True Blood's Joe Manganiello is in the running. And despite particular contradictions to what Zack Snyder says he is planning with his Superman reboot, former Man of Steel Brandon Routh and current Smallville resident Tom Welling have in no way been ruled out.

Now Examiner National has thrown another name into the ring with WWE Superstar John Cena, who is also rumored to be up for the part. This has also lead to speculation that Dwayne Johnson may be gearing up for the role as well. Both wrestlers-turned-actors certainly have the physic for Superman, but they may be too hulked out to portray mild mannered reporter Clark Kent in a realistic light. Though it is too soon to rule out any possibility.

Casting rumors will be all over the place, and as evidenced by the rumor above, bordering on ridiculous, until an official announcement is made. Bryan Singer, director of 2006's Superman Returns, recently caught up with Coventry Telegraph to add in his two cents about this upcoming reboot, and why he opted out of directing a sequel:

"At the time I left, it would be more odd than it is now. Because it's been four years, my brain is so occupied. I'm sort of like a tennis ball - I bounced from the X-Men to Superman and back to X-Men so I've been in that world a while, and then I'm doing this other film (Jack the Giant Killer) at Warners, which is where I did Superman Returns, so I'm with the same people. So now it (the new Superman film) makes sense. It's a movie I would want to see, I think Zack's so talented and I applaud Warner and Legendary for choosing somebody who's a filmmaker and not necessarily just a shooter. It's Superman, it's gonna be made over and over in one form or another, and I'm sure Zack won't be the last person to touch it either, so in a way it's not in my mind any more. It would have been two and a half years ago."

Superman was released December 15th, 1978.

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  • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

    Hahahah, still funny

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    • cupid • 4 years ago

      YES, i know this is old news but am LMMFAO this was so STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • redrock-scorpion • 5 years ago

        Bring back Brandon Routh for Superman. He is perfect for both the characters of the Man of Steel and reporter Clark Kent. No offence but John Cena is just perfect in WWE or as a US Marine in the movies.

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        • ohthefilmnerd • 5 years ago

          This is all wrong. Nolan/Sndyer have more sense, at some point in the world bad mistakes like this will happen like allowing Brett Ratner to touch X-Men but no this is all wrong, a false prophecy based on a wet dream

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          • vampire2000 • 5 years ago

            I think I just threw up a little.

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            • mrp • 5 years ago

              Might I be the first to say that if they are using CG to make up Superman in costume is it too much to think they would actually use it for Kent instead with a bigger actor. Making him smaller as Kent! this would make the action sequences easier to manipulate and be cheaper than the other way round considering Superman will have more screen time than Kent.

              As for this choice, He's doing OK but Nooooooo.

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              • bane5000 • 5 years ago

                no matter who they pick for Superman and Lex Luthor, Whoever plays Lex, needs to play him like this clip from Smallville...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoB4Be6VcuU&feature=player_embedded

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                • mka47 • 5 years ago

                  i'm just going to throw this one out there. verne troyer for the new superman!

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                  • jasonkat • 5 years ago

                    theres a reason vince is putting out cena's films direct-to-dvd, cause they dont sell much they dont make enough money (at the movies) so placing him as superman would suck too. because that movie isnt gonna sell either. might as well make a superman direct-to-dvd. but NOO i like routh. he did a great job, superman doesnt really need to change, he just needs more bad guys to deal with. less of a love story and more of an actation. saving the city type of movie. and by that i mean byeveryday bad guys, not sum powerful badguy who can fly just like him.

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                    • lane1 • 5 years ago

                      MovieWeb. Joking.

                      Right?

                      I think I'd accept that news of Patrick Wilson as Supes over this garbage. :P But considering its a "rumor", much like a lot of the other casting news, and nothing else there's not really much you can get mad about. Still, if this WERE true, it would prove that Christopher Nolan definitely is NOT in charge of any movie-making decisions and that it is in fact, all on Snyder.

                      And again, if it were true, I think there are plenty of other more viable (much more viable) actors who are actually well-suited for the role in a more believable way... Or believable way, period.

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                      • masterofthemoon • 5 years ago

                        All of John Cena's movies didn't make well at the box office so why make him Superman?! He sucks as an actor and Wrestler! Give me Brandon Routh as Superman or this film will BOMB royally!

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                        • bane5000 • 5 years ago

                          @JasonKat....I think i can top that

                          John Cena or the Rock as Superman

                          Vin Diesel as Lex Luthor

                          lol

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                          • jasonkat • 5 years ago

                            could have been worst, they could of said hogan, LOL and ric flair as a bad guy. lmfao.

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                            • bane5000 • 5 years ago

                              through all the rumors going on now a days bout this film, for some reason i still like the old rumor bout Billy Zane playing Lex Luthor, he has that kind of douche bag feel u may need for arragont, coniving billionaire like Lex :D

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                              • thajackal • 5 years ago

                                Still I don't know I could see John Cena as Superman size wise he's ideal... But he's always got short hair so it will be odd to see him with the Superman Curl... Don't know if he would look right but anyone is better then Routh, Hamm, Hammer, and half the people they have suggested.

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                                • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                                  @OTTLEY come on man we KNOW lol

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                                  • remy72883 • 5 years ago

                                    what is clark kent gonna hulk out or something glad this is a joke

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                                    • messenger • 5 years ago

                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_xqLaj0tvM&feature=related

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                                      • summit10 • 5 years ago

                                        this is not publicity anymore its plain stupidity!

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                                        • summit10 • 5 years ago

                                          o come on!!! this is definitely below the belt!!!

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