Zack Snyder begins his quest for Superman

Looking for unknowns

Ian Somerhalder

Superman will be played by an unknown - or a low-profile TV actor - in his next big screen outing, if new casting reports are to be believed.

Zack Snyder has begun his quest to find the perfect new Man of Steel, and has decided not to bring back Brandon Routh for his big budget superhero movie.

Which will disappoint fans of Superman Returns – even those who didn’t love the film generally agree that Routh made for a decent supes.

Instead, Snyder has sent out feelers for unknowns aged between 28-32. Though Deadline report that True Blood’s Joe Manganiello and The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder (above) are two TV regulars who might also be in with a chance to don the tights.

Whoever Snyder eventually chooses, he’ll have to move pretty fast – shooting on his Superman will begin June 2011.

Got any Superman suggestions? Drop 'em down there...


    • stevec32

      Nov 19th 2010, 12:13

      Jon Hamm. End of. Please. God. Yes.

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    • blackrainpr

      Nov 20th 2010, 15:39

      jon hamm should be super man!!! he was excellent in the town and he's great on mad men and he's snl sketches are great!!

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    • A19Millard

      Nov 23rd 2010, 8:27

      Tom Welling should play Superman

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    • Smallvillekalel

      Nov 25th 2010, 13:09

      Tom welling as he now has the costume in smallville season 10 and the fact it makes sense to give him the part as christopher reeve and original lois lane have shown up and Christopher reeve believed he was the best to play superman perfect way for tom welling to truely finish what he has started Tom Welling please play superman in the movie PLEASE

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