You could be the next Superman
November 19th, 2010
12:29 PM ET

You could be the next Superman

The search for Superman has begun!

According to, 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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  1. Dougysaurus

    Routh is my choice, but with a more traditional costume and BLACK hair with the correct "spit curl".

    December 6, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
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    December 3, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. adam

    Routh god damn it.

    November 22, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jose

    If any of you are into Smallville like I am then TOM WELLING is the only qualified person to meet the Man of Steel standards. I can't believe they haven't considered him. WAKE UP HOLLYWOOD!!!

    November 20, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Superman Forever

    As great as it would be to see Welling an Routh in the role, it realistically won't happen. The WB and Nolan want a reboot from all other incarnations.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. J

    I want to see Brandon Routh back as Superman. He deserves a second chance

    November 19, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JKR


    Those are the only actors I want in the role. If it is someone else, I really won't care about the movie at all.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Holly Golightly

    JON HAMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BEN AFFLECK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 19, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. nicole

    Tom Welling should be the only choice!!

    November 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DK

    Sasha Roiz

    November 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Perez Family

    Tom Welling is Absolutely and Positively the Best pick for the new Superman Movie, Definitely!!!!

    November 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Son of Krypton

    I think Heath Davis would be an excellent choice in the NEW Superman movie! He looks and acts like the real thing.

    November 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Christian Galea

    Brandon Routh!!!!!!

    November 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. unknown user

    Armie Hammer as Superman and Jason Segel as Bizarro.

    November 19, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  16. sunless

    better see http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    November 19, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  17. cheefsfury


    November 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |

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