True Blood's Joe Manganiello is rumored to be up for the role of Clark Kent in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot. While appearing at EyeCon this weekend, the actor revealed that he is in talks with Warner Bros. to take over this iconic character.
True-blood.net, who first discovered this news, also claim that Smallville's Tom Welling and Superman Returns' Brandon Routh are still being considered to reprise the part. With both actors having previously played the Man of Steel, their casting would go against everything director Snyder has said up to this point about the movie's storyline being a reboot of the franchise.
After news that Joe Manganiello is in the top running for Superman leaked on-line, Manganiello took to his personal Twitter account to clarify the matter, but his use of quotations could mean any number of things: 1) He already has the role. 2) He is hoping to get the word out that he wants the role by making a bid for it with stories like these. Here is what he said:
"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!"
A casting announcement is expected soon. We will keep you updated as news on Superman breaks.