True Blood role cost Joe Manganiello a shot at Superman

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Dec 14, 2012

If you were hoping that Joe Manganiello, who plays werewolf Alcide Herveaux on HBO's True Blood, was going to nab the role of Superman in director Zack Snyder's reboot, don't be angry with Henry Cavill, the guy who eventually got the part. Because what took Manganiello out of the running was True Blood itself.

According to an interview with Access Hollywood, a Superman screen test was in the works for Manganiello, but he couldn't fit it—or apparently the movie itself if he were to get the part—into his True Blood schedule:

"At the end of the day they wanted me to screen test and they actually asked for my measurements for the suit and everything ... their shoot date switched and it would have taken up 11 weeks out of my True Blood schedule. ... At the end of the day, we couldn't get the schedule to work so that I could go off and screen test. So, regrettably, I never go to screen test, I never got to put the suit on."

So what do you think? Are you happy that Henry Cavill ended up being the one to wear that red-and-blue suit? Or do you still wish that Manganiello could have won the role?

(via moviehole)

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