Casting process for new ‘Superman’ begins

Production for new superhero film set to begin in June

The search for the new Superman has begun, with producer Christopher Nolan, studio Warner Bros and director Zack Snyder beginning their casting process for their reboot of the superhero franchise.

The filmmakers are reportedly looking for a man in the 28-32 age rage, maybe plucked from a role on TV but, according to sources, not likely to be a household name. Warner Bros expects to look at hundreds of young actors in its search for a star, reports

Production for the film is expected to begin next June in order to avoid intellectual rights issues with the family of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, who can start to sue to get the rights back in 2013.

Actors that will reportedly be considered include Tyler Winklevoss from The Social Network, True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello and The Vampire DiariesIan Somerhalder.

The last actor to play Superman in a film was Brandon Routh, in 2006’s Superman Returns, directed by Bryan Singer.