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Old November 19 2010, 01:11 AM   #1
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Superman: Casting Call!

EXCLUSIVE: Casting Search For Superman Begins
EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros, producer Chris Nolan, and director Zack Snyder have begun to cast a "wide net" to find the next Man of Steel. Insiders tell us the studio is open to creating a star as it reboots the Superman franchise: specifically, that the actor will either be a discovery or on TV but likely someone who isn't well known yet. And he'll be in the age range of 28-to-32. The studio expects to look at hundreds of young actors before making a decision. Agents who are readying candidates note that hiring an established series regular might not even be possible. The film will likely begin production around next June, and that shooting schedule could wreak havoc with fall prime time schedules. The studio has to meet that production start date because some of the rights are in jeopardy in 2013.
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Armie Hammer, Joe Manganiello & Ian Somerhalder get mentioned.

I say go with Joe Manganiello.

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Old November 19 2010, 01:29 AM   #2
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^ If they want a clean break from anything previously-made they better rule both of them out.
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Old November 19 2010, 01:29 AM   #3
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Still doesn't feel right that Brandon didn't get a second chance. He's even bulked up a bit.

Routh doesn't have the swimmer/model frame anymore. He's like Tom Welling now.
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Old November 19 2010, 03:56 AM   #4
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I'm actually not caring so much about this now. Let's see if it's worth following when some things - casting, design, etc. - actually start to happen.
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Old November 19 2010, 04:01 AM   #5
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Re: Superman: Casting Call!

Jetfire wrote: View Post
EXCLUSIVE: Casting Search For Superman Begins
EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros, producer Chris Nolan, and director Zack Snyder have begun to cast a "wide net" to find the next Man of Steel. Insiders tell us the studio is open to creating a star as it reboots the Superman franchise: specifically, that the actor will either be a discovery or on TV but likely someone who isn't well known yet. And he'll be in the age range of 28-to-32. The studio expects to look at hundreds of young actors before making a decision. Agents who are readying candidates note that hiring an established series regular might not even be possible. The film will likely begin production around next June, and that shooting schedule could wreak havoc with fall prime time schedules. The studio has to meet that production start date because some of the rights are in jeopardy in 2013.
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Armie Hammer, Tyler Winklevoss, Joe Manganiello & Ian Somerhalder get mentioned.

I say go with Joe Manganiello.

This obviously doesn't rule out Tom Welling(Smallville) & Brandon Routh(Superman Returns).
Yeah. It does. Neither will get a chance. Probably neither HAD a chance.
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Old November 19 2010, 04:09 AM   #6
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EXCLUSIVE: Casting Search For Superman Begins
... specifically, that the actor will either be a discovery or on TV but likely someone who isn't well known yet. And he'll be in the age range of 28-to-32. ...
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This obviously doesn't rule out Tom Welling(Smallville) & Brandon Routh(Superman Returns).
It does rule out Welling, who is 33 and well-known. And for these purposes, Routh definitely qualifies as well-known. (Ironically, Routh, who played the adult Superman, is two and a half years younger than Welling, who plays the "boy" Clark Kent.)

Matt Bomer, whom I've thought would be a good choice, is also 33 (6 months shy of Welling's age), so if those numbers are strict, it seems he'd be ruled out too.
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Old November 19 2010, 04:11 AM   #7
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Joe Manganiello is too craggy, Tyler Winklevoss is too Hermann Munstery, Ian Somerhalder is too petite and Armie Hammer would be wasted on a straight-up role like Supes. He'd make a much better villain.

Damn, I just thought of something! Armie Hammer should have been Anakin Skywalker in those dumb movies!
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Old November 19 2010, 04:16 AM   #8
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I love how, Tyler Winklevoss, who is not an actor, is in "the running" for the OP as is the actor who played him, Armie Hammer.
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Old November 19 2010, 04:39 AM   #9
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It is fucking fixed...happy...I misread it.

I took Tom Welling & Brandon Routh out too.
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Old November 19 2010, 06:11 AM   #10
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The existence of weblets and basic cable has certainly lowered the bar for use of the term "well-known."
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Old November 19 2010, 10:15 AM   #11
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The key to casting Superman isn't casting Superman — it's casting Clark Kent.
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Old November 19 2010, 11:58 AM   #12
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I have yet to hear the name of an actor rumored by the media or proposed by the internet that I'd really like to see as Clark Kent/Superman.
I don't have a name to propose myself, though I was with the crowd that wouldn't mind Routh returning.

I'm curious to see what they'll end up doing with this movie.
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Old November 19 2010, 03:47 PM   #13
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I have yet to hear the name of an actor rumored by the media or proposed by the internet that I'd really like to see as Clark Kent/Superman.
I don't have a name to propose myself, though I was with the crowd that wouldn't mind Routh returning.

I'm curious to see what they'll end up doing with this movie.
^This.

So far, this project gives off a "pregnant elephant laboring to birth a mouse" vibe.
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Old November 19 2010, 04:10 PM   #14
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Bring Back Routh.
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Old November 19 2010, 04:13 PM   #15
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Title it THE SUPERMAN and get Routh back.


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