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    Thursday
    Jul012010

    Joe Manganiello Should Be Superman!

    As Originally Reported At Our Sister Site Supermanlives.net

    With The Man of Steel still two and half years away that leaves plenty of room for speculation in casting, and in this case time for actors to campaign for the lead role.

    The latest name to be tossed out there amongst the likes of Scott Porter and Chace Crawford is the very menacing and imposing figure Joe Manganiello. I'd say it's about damn time someone actually fitting the comic book representation of the iconic character is considered for the role.

    Joe who's best known for his character Alcide on HBO's true blood and Flash Thompson in the Spider-Man films,  has recently gone on record saying he'd like to get back into film, especially as a superhero. He reiterated this in several interviews. He wants the role of Superman.

    “I’m from Pittsburgh so the Man of Steel — it’s the City of Steel, so that would go a long way back home,” Joe said of his dream of wearing Superman’s red cape.

    Talk about perfect casting. Joe's got the right build, height, weight, etc. The list could go on and on. He's our guy hands-down to don the red and blue symbol for truth justice and the American way. To make this even more surreal, he fits the exact criteria Warner Bros is looking for.They'll want someone relatively unknown who has a lot less resemblance Christopher Reeve and more to the actual character himself. I've yet to hear of another candidate to date that embodies the characteristics of Superman as well as Joe.

    As it turns out Joe isn't the only one campaigning to land the lead role. Hard core fans have also started a facebook page to lobby for him landing the part.

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    Reader Comments (8)

    I've heard his name passed around before, but never put serious thought into it. I think even still he would have to put on antoher 20-30 pounds of muscle to totally embody the character we see in the comics. That and his nose throws me right off, he has a huge nose!

    07-1-2010 | Unregistered CommenterBatmanfan

    I've been saying for a while now he needs to be superman. I had no idea he was campaigning for the role though, thats awesome. Fingers crossed that wb actually looks at him.

    07-1-2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave

    I'm on board. Best candidate I've seen so far.

    07-1-2010 | Unregistered CommenterJon

    I really think Walsh is a better candidate.

    07-1-2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuperfan

    Why can't you guys make an article for Evangeline Lilly as Lois? I hope Nolan gets her on the Lois radar.

    07-1-2010 | Unregistered CommenterDogorsin

    He has the physique for it. He looks like Brendan Fraser a bit. Interesting pick. "Should be Superman" are kinda strongs words though imo. Eh. Screen tests and look at other people like Cavill, Walsh, Cudmore, misc popular MB choices.

    07-1-2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia

    Don't see it. I don't think he looks like the character facially.

    07-5-2010 | Unregistered CommenterKal-El Fan

    Why not? Joe should toss a hat in the ring.
    If he don't get it?

    Joe should ask for Hawkman.

    08-11-2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarren J Seeley

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