We recently told you that Zack Snyder had started looking for an actor between the ages of 28 and 32 to play Clark Kent/Kal-El in his upcoming Superman movie—and also that the casting rumors would begin with that announcement. Here's one of the first!
Apparently, British actor Matthew Goode, who's already played a superhero in Snyder's Watchmen as Ozymandias, may be ahead of everyone else in the casting race—since it appears Snyder himself wants Goode to star as the titular hero in Warner Brothers' upcoming film.
According to MovienewZ:
Snyder wants Goode to play mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent and has plans to rely heavily on CGI for The Man of Steel. Essentially this means Superman could be a CG enhanced character, similar to what Warner Bros. is doing with the Green Lantern costume. This would certainly eliminate the need to cast based on the physical stature of Superman.
Matthew Goode (who's 32, so he fits perfectly into Snyder's age bracket) wouldn't be a bad casting choice; at 6 feet 2 inches, he's tall enough to play the role, and with the help of CGI they can definitely beef up the slim (but still muscular) actor.
Don't get us wrong: We don't think this process would eliminate the need for the chosen actor to bulk up at least a bit (after all, it's probably all Ryan Reynolds underneath that CGI Green Lantern costume), but the actor wouldn't need a huge six-pack for the role of Superman, as they could CGI his overall frame when he's in costume.
Though the idea has merit, it's a bit early in the process, so take this casting rumor with a grain of salt. However, the idea that Warner Brothers wants a CGI Superman may not be so far-fetched.
So what do you think? Would Matthew Goode be a good choice for Clark Kent/ Superman? And what do you think of a CGI-enhanced Superman?