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Colton Haynes Wants Matt Bomer to Play Superman

Colton Haynes Wants Matt Bomer to Play Superman

Colton Haynes Wants Matt Bomer to Play Superman

"Wouldn’t it be really incredible to see an out gay actor cast as Superman?"


Colton Haynes just tossed the internet into frenzy by nominating fellow out actor Matt Bomer to play the iconic role of Superman!

Following the news that DC's current Kryptonian Henry Cavill would be hanging up his cape for good, fans are eager to find out who could possibly be stepping up in the future to fight alongside the other Justice League members. Among those fans was Arrow star Colton Haynes, who was very vocal about which openly gay actor he'd want to see kick ass as the next Clark Kent. 

With some $2.2 billion hanging in the balance, Warner Bros. Studios are sure to be very selective when it comes to picking the next Man of Steel, but the possibility of getting our very first openly gay Superman is enough to get excited for...

Haynes’ tweet regarding Superman casting came on the heels of Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington calling out the lack of queer actors in superhero roles, especially from Marvel Studios.

"There’s a big problem with masculinity and homosexuality that they can’t somehow go hand in hand," Harington said. "That we can’t have someone in a Marvel movie who’s gay in real life and plays some superhero. I mean, when is that going to happen?"

More proof of Bomer's superpowered qualifications can be traced back to a 2015 interview he did with the Happy, Sad, Confused podcast where Bomer revealed that he was originally cast as Superman back in 2002 for a big-budget movie that never got made. 

Realisticially, it will probably be a very long, long, long time before we hear about who is going to play the next Superman (Warner Bros. is focusing on a Supergirl movie now, after all), but until then, we can always dream!

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