Joe Manganiello Nearly Played Superman In ‘Man of Steel’

In a recent interview with MTV, Joe Manganiello, who’s (probably) playing Deathstroke in Matt Reeves’ Batman film, revealed that he was once in the running to play Superman in Man of Steel.

“I met with Zack [Snyder]. I had an hour and a half long meeting with Zack, which is what was causing all the trouble. … I went ahead and met with casting, and then they all brought me over to meet Zack. I met the producers, I met with Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull at Legendary, I met everybody – everybody involved – and then finally sat down with Zack for an hour and a half and had a big conversation about the character and where it was going, et cetera. Then they called the True Blood costume shop for my measurements to build my suit and that’s what caused – that’s when it stopped.”

Manganiello wasn’t able to take the role due to contractual obligations with HBO for True Blood.

Man of Steel is undoubtedly a controversial movie. Although I believe it’s a masterpiece, the majority of the internet disagrees with me. Take yourself back to 2013 – would Manganiello playing the role of Clark Kent made any difference in your opinion on the movie? Comment below, let us know.

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
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