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03.09.2011

Henry Cavill might have been a satisfactory pick for most, but as it turns out, our new Superman could have been all-American.

According to actor Joe Manganiello, he was in the final stages of casting when everyone figured out that the film would just not work with his True Blood shooting schedule, as he'd have to miss a big chunk of filming. Manganiello plays a hunky werewolf character who presumably has a larger role in Season 4, and seems pained about the decision he had to make when speaking to MovieWeb about it.

"At the end of the day they wanted me to screen test and they actually asked for my measurements for the suit and everything...Their shoot date switched and it would have taken up 11 weeks out of my True Blood ' schedule. At the end of the day, we couldn't get the schedule to work so that I could go off and screen test. So, regrettably, I never got to screen test, I never got to put the suit on."

If he never even got to screen test, I'm not sure how much of a sure thing he was, but if the option was another season of the far-less-interesting-than-it-used-to-be True Blood, and the lead in a Chris Nolan/Zack Snyder movie about the most famous superhero in history, I might think about pissing off HBO, though I suppose I don't know what his contract situation was.

Do you think Manganiello would have made a good Man of Steel?

Extra Tidbit: Vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches, druids, werepanthers and fairies. Too much going on in True Blood now.
Source: MovieWeb

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2:39PM on 03/10/2011
He would have made for a great Superman. Maybe even better than Cavill.

But I'm still excited for hell for Superman: Man of Steel.
He would have made for a great Superman. Maybe even better than Cavill.

But I'm still excited for hell for Superman: Man of Steel.
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12:42PM on 03/10/2011
He should do a mov. with the Coen. Bros.
He should do a mov. with the Coen. Bros.
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2:43AM on 03/10/2011
That pisses me off because I've always thought he could have been a perfect superman! The guy definitely looks the part, he's tall, big and handsome, he would have been good with the costume on! Cavill is not a bad choice but looks too young and not broad enough (which was a bit of a problem with Routh I think even though he did his best and worked as superman).
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That pisses me off because I've always thought he could have been a perfect superman! The guy definitely looks the part, he's tall, big and handsome, he would have been good with the costume on! Cavill is not a bad choice but looks too young and not broad enough (which was a bit of a problem with Routh I think even though he did his best and worked as superman).
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11:39PM on 03/09/2011

Bad choices.

That's what he gets for choosing to do softcore vampire porn over playing the most recognizable superhero of all-time. Moron.
That's what he gets for choosing to do softcore vampire porn over playing the most recognizable superhero of all-time. Moron.
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4:04PM on 03/10/2011
I bet his career is a helluva lot more awesome than yours. Or that of the guy in your avatar - how's he doing these days?
I bet his career is a helluva lot more awesome than yours. Or that of the guy in your avatar - how's he doing these days?
9:08PM on 03/09/2011
True Blood has come a long way since Season 1! I love Joe!
True Blood has come a long way since Season 1! I love Joe!
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8:00PM on 03/09/2011
good... this guy would have been a BAD superman
good... this guy would have been a BAD superman
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4:04PM on 03/10/2011
and your a BAD poster.
and your a BAD poster.
7:59PM on 03/09/2011
good... this guy would have been a BAD superman
good... this guy would have been a BAD superman
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4:26PM on 03/09/2011
Thank god.. True Blood is fucking awful and the acting on that show is laughable at best.
Thank god.. True Blood is fucking awful and the acting on that show is laughable at best.
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3:26PM on 03/09/2011

Neither

Both Henry Cavill and this dude are the wrong guys to be playing Superman.
Both Henry Cavill and this dude are the wrong guys to be playing Superman.
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2:55PM on 03/09/2011
I think (as a waning in loyalty True Blood fan) it's a bit unfair to judge him based on any shortcomings in performance on that show. He's only been in this season and this one pretty much sucked in comparison to earlier seasons.

Truth be told, I've been saying he should have been cast since before Snyder was announced as director and is kind of glad to hear he came close.

Also, you can't blame him for picking to stay with True Blood over Superman. It's a sure thing gig for at least
I think (as a waning in loyalty True Blood fan) it's a bit unfair to judge him based on any shortcomings in performance on that show. He's only been in this season and this one pretty much sucked in comparison to earlier seasons.

Truth be told, I've been saying he should have been cast since before Snyder was announced as director and is kind of glad to hear he came close.

Also, you can't blame him for picking to stay with True Blood over Superman. It's a sure thing gig for at least another two seasons, whereas he could go the way of Routh if this sucks donkey balls and only get work in guest appearances on shows and "under the rader" genre flicks like Scott Pilgrim or Dylan Dog (which isn't a bad thing, mind you, I'm a Routh fan more now than I was in '06), but just because you play a superhero doesn't mean you will be known for it.

See: original Captain America and Fantastic Four...Also: Ben Affleck.
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2:50PM on 03/09/2011
Dude brings nothing to True Blood but abs. The Situation could play his part. LOL
Dude brings nothing to True Blood but abs. The Situation could play his part. LOL
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2:39PM on 03/09/2011
Yeah, all I remember this guy from is Spider-Man.
Yeah, all I remember this guy from is Spider-Man.
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12:46PM on 03/09/2011
Never seen either of these guys in ANYTHING, but this dude from True Blood definitely looks the part more. Time will tell.... I mean, everyone in 300 and Sucker Punch and Watchmen (and all the owls!) have been actors who are all pretty much under the radar, and they all turned in good performances, and a few have rocketed to stardom. Trusting in Snyder.
Never seen either of these guys in ANYTHING, but this dude from True Blood definitely looks the part more. Time will tell.... I mean, everyone in 300 and Sucker Punch and Watchmen (and all the owls!) have been actors who are all pretty much under the radar, and they all turned in good performances, and a few have rocketed to stardom. Trusting in Snyder.
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12:24PM on 03/09/2011
never saw him in anything else but on True Blood his acting is... uh... less than convincing
never saw him in anything else but on True Blood his acting is... uh... less than convincing
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12:44PM on 03/09/2011
He was Flash in Spider-Man.
He was Flash in Spider-Man.
11:59AM on 03/09/2011
Best news I've read on here in a while! Phew!!!
Best news I've read on here in a while! Phew!!!
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