Tom Welling (my first choice), John Hamm, Dwayne Johnson (absurd), Brandon Routh, John Cena are just a few that have been rumored to play the most powerful man on the planet.
No it appears we can add another name to the list, True Blood's Joe Manganiello. (Full disclosure, I don't watch True Blood so it is difficult for me to speak about Manganiello's acting credentials. My buddies tell me I should watch True Blood because it has hot women, nudity and vampires which is a pretty damn good trifecta.)
According to MovieHole Manganiello has been telling anyone with a set of ears since late spring how badly he wants to play Superman for Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan. Now, according to True-Blood.net, Manganiello once again revealed his desire to hang on a wire harness for hours on end as the Man of Steel at a convention this past weekend. He, however, added a bombshell – he's actually met with the filmmakers this time.
Not too long after word spread of his candidacy, he clarified the matter on Twitter with these remarks:
"Just to be clear... as of today, I am not 'negotiating' to play SuperMan"Another day another rumor about the Superman reboot. What do you think about Joe Manganiello being the next Man of Steel?
"...but keep your fingers crossed and thanks for the wishful thinking!"
Thanks to MovieHole & TMT