Actor Colton Haynes has joined the conversation about the recast of Superman.
After Henry Cavill has reportedly decided to hang up his cape, speculations over who is going to be the next Clark Kent are stirring up a debate on social media.
In a tweet, the Teen Wolf actor explained who should replace Cavill and fight for justice in the next DC movies.
Colton Haynes has someone in mind for the role of Superman
‘Wouldn’t it be really incredible to see an out gay actor cast as Superman?’ he wrote.
‘Matt Bomer has my vote!’ he also tweeted adding a heart emoji.
Matt Bomer has some serious Clark Kent vibes
Matt Bomer and husband Simon Halls.
Actor Matt Bomer has risen to fame as con artist Neal Caffrey in White Collar. He also took part in Magic Mike and Emmy-winning TV movie The Normal Heart. He will appear on the new season of Will & Grace, together with Adam Rippon.
Just like Superman civilian alias Clark Kent, Bomer often sports rectangular glasses with a black frame. If cast, Bomer would be the first openly gay actor wearing the iconic red cape.
Bomer also revealed he got really close to land the role a decade ago. In 2002, he auditioned for director Brett Ratner who was making the movie from a screenplay by J.J. Abrams. He ultimately got the part, but the whole project fell apart.
The openly gay actor is now among those who are being considered for the role, alongside Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan.
However, it may take a while before seeing any of them on screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. had been trying to negotiate a cameo for Cavill’s caped hero in the forthcoming Shazam!, which stars Zachary Levi. Nonetheless, they are planning to move the focus of the DC films in a different direction and have no plans for any Superman films in the near future.
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