Director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan have begun casting for the upcoming, a hopefully better, Superman movie.
A “wide net” has been launched to find a new Superman for the highly anticipated super-reboot. Both Snyder and Nolan, along with Warner Bros are looking to find an “up-and-coming actor or TV star between 28 and 32 to fill the iconic comic book role.”
Auditions have yet to formally take place, but actors such as Armie Hammer (The Social Network), Joe Manganiello (True Blood) and Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) have been named as potential stars.
Snyder will helm the stil untitled Superman feature from a script by David Goyer. Nolan, Emma Thomas, Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven will serve as producers.
Production on Superman is due to begin next June for a 2012 release. Warner Bros is eager to start shooting the movie soon as in 2013 some of the rights will revert back to the heirs of creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.