The recent news that Joe Manganiello will play Deathstroke in Ben Affleck’s Batman movie has sent many fans into a frenzy. However, not many people know that Zack Snyder once considered the actor for Superman (a part which eventually went to Henry Cavill).
Henry’s just … I love Joe too, by the way. Really he was the only other guy I was thinking of, to be honest, other than Henry. But in the end, I think Henry just has this innocence too [in addition to the look and physicality required for the role], he has both, which is tricky. Superman needs the teeniest bit of that. Not to be overt, but you like it to be there ever so slightly. I mean, he grew up in Kansas, that’s just true, so you need a little of that [innocence].”