November 19th, 2010
12:29 PM ET
The search for Superman has begun!
According to Deadline.com, Warner Bros. is "casting a wide net" to find the perfect actor to wear the son of Krypton's signature "S" shield in producer Chris Nolan's upcoming "Superman" reboot.
Insiders say the studio is seeking an actor between the ages of 28 and 32, and that the chosen one will likely be a relative unknown or possibly from a TV series.
"True Blood" star Joe Manganiello, 34, and "Vampire Diaries" actor Ian Somerhalder, 32, are two of the names Deadline speculates could be under consideration for the role; however, as the site notes, hiring a series regular would prove difficult since the TV production schedule would likely conflict with the "Superman" movie's June 2011 start date.
That's good news for "The Social Network" star Armie Hammer, who, although on the young side at 24 years of age, has previously expressed interest in playing the superhero.
The Superman search is expected to be exhaustive and take quite a bit of time, with the studio auditioning hundreds of actors. In the meantime, tell us who you think would make the ideal Man of Steel.
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