For a few days in January, Joe Manganiello, star of HBO's True Blood, was thought to be a "front-runner" to play Clark Kent/Superman in Zack Snyder's Superman franchise reboot, Man of Steel. Unfortunately, while Warner Bros. did want him to screen test for the role, Manganiello said the studio wanted him to "settle" his "deal" for the movie beforehand, which he could not do because of his commitment to appear in season five of True Blood. As a result, Managaniello never tested and the coveted part of the world's first and most recognizable superhero went to British actor Henry Cavill (upcoming Immortals), who is currently filming the movie in Illinois.
Manganiello recently opened up about missing out on the chance to test for Superman, saying that he was "really, severely depressed...for a few months afterwards." He has since consigned himself to the fact that playing Superman "just wasn't meant to be," but in an interview with The Huffington Post (via CBM), Manganiello revealed there is another superhero he would like to play on the big screen. which superhero would Manganiello like to play? >> Posted 09.02.11 by BrentJS