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'Superman' Movie Begins Looking for Its Man of Steel

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The search for a new Superman has officially begun, with Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder scouring the earth for that perfect mix of Clark Kent and his alter-ego Superman. According to Deadline, they'll be looking at hundreds of candidates that will fall between the ages of 28-32, which suggests this won't be another Superman origin story (which is good).

The actors they'll be auditioning will range from complete unknowns to more well-known personalities from TV, like, for example, True Blood's Joe Maganiello or Ian Somerhalder from The Vampire Diaries, both of whom Deadline mentions as potential contenders. The name Armie Hammer has also been brought up; he's the guy who played both Winklevoss twins in The Social Network, and at one point was set to play Batman in the failed live-action Justice League movie.
Production on the next Superman movie is said to be gearing up for a June start, partly because the studio will be dealing with rights issues if they don't have another movie out by 2013. If production begins in June, there's a very good chance we could have both a new Batman and Superman movie in theaters in 2012. That said, with both Harry Potter ending in 2011, and Christopher Nolan's Batman series ending in 2012, it's likely that Warner Bros. will want to save Superman and debut it on the same July weekend in 2013 since it's been very kind to the studio over the years.
Who do you think they should cast as Superman considering the age range?
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