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Rumored Batman contender Joe Manganiello wants to be a superhero

August 6th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments


Joe Manganiello is currently on a list of those rumored to be contenders to don the cape and cowl as Warner Bros’ new Batman. The True Blood star was also in the running to play Superman in Man of Steel, the role that went to Henry Cavill.

 He has spoken a few times about missing out on playing Superman but has yet to comment on the rumors of any possible involvement in its sequel. MTV spoke with him recently and he reveals he does still want to be in a superhero movie, as long as it’s different:

“I want to do something that’s a real deconstruction of the genre. There’s so many superhero projects out there that it’s almost like they’re becoming normal, so I want to do one that just flips it on its head and makes it crazy. I want to make the ‘Fight Club’ of superhero movies.”

That doesn’t sound like Batman to me. Who do you think he can play?


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