No, that is totally a lie!
With his charming good looks and body of steel, Matt Bomer definitely looks like he fits the part of Superman! However, his sexuality is not the reason why he did not get the starring role.
Unfortunately for the 35-year-old, novelist Jackie Collins started a rumor that he did not get the role because the director at the time, Brett Ratner, knew he was gay. Sources close to the actor say that the statement is completely false.
The production of the film, when Bomer auditioned, was postponed and later taken on by director Bryan Singer as Superman Returns, who cast Brandon Routh instead.