The first person rumored to be playing Clark Kent in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot was True Blood's Joe Manganiello, and a lot of fans agreed with this casting idea. But the part eventually went to Henry Cavill, and we never quite heard what happened to Joe Manganiello, who many thought would make a perfect Man of Steel.
Joe Manganiello lost out on Superman because of True Blood Schedule
This weekend at Paleyfest, Joe Manganiello finally spoke out on the reasons why he is not Superman, and it all came down to his True Blood Season 4 schedule. The actor simply did not have time to go to Warner Bros. for the screen test, where he would have put on Kal-El's infamous red, blue and yellow super suit.
"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 go to screen test, I never got to put the suit on."
Joe Manganiello is currently in the middle of filming Season 4 of True Blood.
Man of Steel comes to theaters June 14th, 2013 and stars Russell Crowe, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.