Despite Many Rumors, Casting Has Not Begun for SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL
Published: November 26, 2010 - 7:28pm
As the weeks roll on, the internet heats up with rumors on who may play the title role for Superman: Man of Steel. According to one source, nothing has begun at all...yet.
Since Zack Snyder was named director for Superman: Man of Steel the internet has been in a firestorm as to who would play the man from Krypton. Many names have been thrown out as possible candidates (Matthew Goode, Dwayne Johnson, Matthew Bomer, Henry Cavill, etc...) while some have merely proclaimed interest, or disinterest, for the role (Patrick Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Zac Efron). In a report from The Geek Files it would seem the rumors so far are much ado about nothing:
A source now tells The Geek Files that, contrary to reports, "casting has NOT started" at Warner Bros.
Our source added that the studio were "not re-creating anything or anyone that has been done or seen before, such as Christopher Reeve or Brandon Routh". The studio is going for "a new look altogether", we were told.
It would seem that a younger actor will be approached to play Superman. It makes sense financially for sequels so the actor does not get too old for the role and in an earlier interview Snyder has already made it clear that is the direction he intends on heading.
“As I have already explained, the film will focus on early days of Superman, so there will be no links with other films. This is not a remake then. Similarly, although I still can not talk about the script, I can assure you that this new Superman will not be based on a comic book in particular.”
One candidate that has been mentioned as having the "right look" for Clark Kent/Superman is model turned actor Anderson Davis whom David Bentley at Geek Files got a chance to speak to. He did the Superman voiceover work for the All Star Superman documentary, which will be on the DVD release of the animated movie All Star Superman when it hits stores in late 2011. Davis does not shy from being interested in the role (He was also interested in playing Captain America when that was being cast) and feels he could bring "some heart to the role". The actor went on to say what he'd like to see from the next Superman movie:
"I think most are bored with the inner battle and self-discovery Superman has gone through. This Superman needs to become more sure of himself and then start kicking some ass. Bottom line, I think people want to see some gut-wrenching true emotion from their Superman and I can give them that."
"As for this Superman reboot I think it is a simple recipe for success: Give the people a badass superman, not a guy that always has to keep his 'hands clean'; you give the people a hero they can relate to and look up all at the same time, so they can feel his heart and passion for what he stands for, and you will have an awesome flick."