The Magic Mike XXL Star Who Was Almost Cast As Superman

During an appearance on Josh Horowitz’s “Happy, Sad, Confused” podcast, Matt Bomer opened up about almost playing Superman in the 2013 film, “Man of Steel,” telling the host, “I had screen tested with Amy Adams [who played Lois Lane in the movie] in the tights,” adding that Paul Walker was also up for the part (via Entertainment Tonight). “It was a month of, ‘Okay, it looks like this is going to happen,’ and then it slowly fell apart. It’s okay. I have zero regrets about that.”

“The Tudors” star Henry Cavill was cast as Superman instead, and while Bomer sounds like he’s totally at peace with the casting decision, not getting the part of Superman didn’t hurt his career at all, as he went on to star in “American Horror Story,” “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Last Tycoon,” “Viper Club,” “Will & Grace,” “The Boys in the Band,” and “Doom Patrol” (via IMDb). Bomer also starred in the cheeky FBI drama series, “White Collar,” which ran from 2009 to 2014.

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