True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Might Be Superman
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Since Hollywood hits reboot more than someone who downloaded a virus, Zac Snyder (director) and Christopher Nolan (producer) are starting yet another Superman franchise. In this version, apparently Clark Kent is part werewolf.
LA Times reports:
Joe Manganiello must be howling at the moon — the “True Blood” werewolf is definitely in the running for the new “Superman.” The Ministry hassled its fanboy brother Hero Complex for details, as Hero tweeted Tuesday that the actor was high on a list of potentials to play the Man of Steel. Here’s what we know: At last week’s Academy Bake Off, a celebration of visual effects in film, talk around the room (especially from the team working on the new “Superman”) said Manganiello kept popping up in serious talks about a new face for the franchise. He’d fit right in — director Zack Snyder is no stranger to ab-tastic leading men (as he made Gerard Butler a star with “300”), and producer Christopher Nolan also has experience molding breakout hotties (ahem, Tom Hardy).
They should have stopped with Christopher Reeves. Not only was he the literal personification of Clark Kent/Superman, there doesn’t get much more of an iconic film image than this. And Superman, as far as movies go, is outdated. Why? Because movie audiences want to see shit blow up and superheros kick ass for two hours. Superman can’t do that. A mad scientist could spend twenty years creating an indestructible 200 foot tall robot with lasers for eyes and lava that shoots out of his hands and the end credits would roll in about three seconds after Superman punches it in the face and knocks it’s head to outer space then flies back and forth playing catch with it by himself. Basically, Superman is way too powerful to be interesting for two hours. All he can do is rescue kittens from trees and lay down on a railroad track so a train won’t crash. Trying to make a Superman movie interesting is like trying to make a COED kickball game competitive when Bruce Banner is one of the captains.