Matthew Goode Is Rumored as Frontrunner for Superman

November 22, 2010 07:00:29 GMT

Sources say director Zack Snyder wants the 'Watchmen' actor to portray Clark Kent and 'has plans to rely heavily on CGI for The Man of Steel.'

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Soon after it was reported that "The Man of Steel" began its casting search, a name has surfaced as the alleged contender. According to Movienewz (via Comic Book Movie), Matthew Goode is the frontrunner to portray the title character.

Sources told the site that Zack Snyder wants Goode "to play mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent" though the previous news said the project is likely to cast an actor who is not well known yet. Goode, in the meantime, is not an A-list star but he has had key roles in several films like "Watchmen", "Leap Year" and "A Single Man".

Additionally, the sources say the director has plans to rely heavily on CGI for The Man of Steel. If it is indeed true, the Superman could be a CG enhanced character like what Warner Bros. Pictures do with Ryan Reynolds' costume in "Green Lantern". Thus, the depicter of Clark is not necessarily a man who has the physical stature of the superhero.

Goode, who was directed by Snyder in "Watchmen", has previously stated that he worked well with Snyder's "enthusiastic" directing style. The filmmaker himself has a history of recruiting his actors for new projects, for example Carla Gugino, Abbie Cornish and Gerard Butler who have made two films each with him.

"The Man of Steel" is reportedly scheduled to start production in June 2011 for a targeted 2012 release. Christopher Nolan serves as producer while David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan are writing the script.


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posted by BobbyinTN on Dec 30, 2010
HELL NO! He's a fine actor, but I don't want to see him as Clark Kent or Superman. And a CGI Superman is a sure way to keep me away from the movie completely. Tom Welling should play Clark and Superman. He's perfect and he already knows the character.
posted by Supremiousman on Nov 22, 2010
Yeah right. What a brillant idea - that is if you want the movie to end up in flames. Matthew Goode for Clark Kent and a CGI version of Goode as Superman. This guy wouldnt even pass for greenlantern and I thought superman should be the best of all superheros.
posted by Deadpool on Nov 22, 2010
This is a joke, right? It would be the first time wherein green lantern and batman would be more buffed that superman. No offense Mr. Znyder but is Matthew Goode the best you could come up with for superman? Come on!!! The guy who played nightowl could've been better for the role than this thin actor.
posted by @Helmsmith47 on Nov 22, 2010
He should be called Superfly not Superman. -or maybe Supermouse. "It's a bird!" "It's a plane!" "No,it's Supermouse!"
posted by Heron on Nov 22, 2010
NO WAY! Would Chris Nolan approve of this farce?
posted by Dr. Eye on Nov 22, 2010
Even if they use CGI he would still have a skinny neck and a silly looking face. This better be a hoax or else I wont watch this movie.
posted by Silthiel on Nov 22, 2010
Not even close to superman
posted by Jamhead on Nov 22, 2010
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