Joe Manganiello Might Be The New Superman

Insiders say Joe Manganiello is a top pick to play the new Superman. The True Blood hottie definitely proved himself ab-tastic material on the hit show, and now is on a short list of names to play the famous leading man.

Word is that during last week’s Academy Bake Off, which celebrates visual effects in film, Joe’s name came up several times in talks about the new Man of Steel film. The project is being produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder of 300 fame (so Joe would fit right in!)

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“I would be honored. I love Zack Snyder, I love Christopher Nolan,” Manganiello said at Saturday’s Producers Guild Awards. And we’d love to see your abs you in it too!