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Zachary Levi Auditioning for 'Superman' Reboot, Jonathan Nolan May Direct It

July 14, 2010 06:04:47 GMT

The 'Chuck' actor is likely eying the role of Clark Kent, while the 'Dark Knight' scribe is allegedly the unannounced director of 'The Man of Steel'.


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Zachary Levi has reportedly proposed himself to be one of the people who will resurrect Superman in an upcoming reboot project. According to GeekTyrant, the "Chuck" actor has joined the audition for the film which is tentatively titled "The Man of Steel". While it is not known what role that he auditioned for, the site is sure that he eyes the coveted role of Clark Kent.

At the same time, GeekTyrant also gets information that Jonathan Nolan has been attached to direct the new "Superman" film. Though his role has not been officially announced yet, the brother of Christopher Nolan has been said working on pre-development stuff.

This, accordingly, debunks previous report which mentioned that Chris Columbus would serve as a helmer for "Man of Steel". If Jonathan is indeed chosen to serve behind the lens for the superhero movie, it would be his first directing gig.

Beside widely known for his portrayal of Chuck Bartowski in TV series "Chuck", Zachary Levi has also landed a role in "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel", portraying a live-action character as Toby Sevile. Jonathan Nolan, meanwhile, has written the scripts for several movies such as "Memento" and "The Dark Knight".

Despite the buzz, nothing has been set in stone for "Superman" reboot except that Christopher Nolan is hired to play a "godfather". The movie is also going to be a joint project by Warner Bros. and Legendary Picture.

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by LocoLobo32 on Jul 14, 2010
Tom Welling wouldn't make a good Blockbuster Superman. As much as I love Smallville, I don't think if would fit. I like Zack Levi as a choice but what about Matthew Bomer also? He was going to be Superman in the last movie until Bryan Singer took over. It wasn't a reboot and the role was recast and Routh was chosen. Anyways, Levi or Bomer would be great. Both have tall, lean bodies that match Reeves!
posted by mgb on Jul 14, 2010
No way!!!! It's Tom Welling or no one.

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