Could Joe Manganiello Be The Next 'Batman'?

True Blood's Joe Manganiello could quite possibly be the next Bruce Wayne/Batman in a potential Batman reboot.  Manganiello auditioned for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man 12 years ago for Raimi's film, but was too muscular and was cast as Flash Thompson instead.  And, again, just about 2 years ago, the guy was up for the role as Clark Kent/Superman in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel -- but due to scheduling conflicts, the the role went to Henry Cavill.

And now...Manganiello has his heart set on yet another superhero: Batman.

When asked about the possibility of playing The Caped Crusader by AICN's The Kidd, this was his response...
From your mouth to God’s ears, man. I mean of course, I grew up, as a kid, I read comic books, and I watched every single comic book movie that ever... You know, I was a big sci-fi fan, I was just that kid. I’m a fanboy at heart. So, yeah, that is on my radar, and I think in the back of my mind, even going getting classical theatre training to the way that I work out at the gym, all of it in the back of my mind has been to build this thing, this career in order to play...
So the guy's all gung-ho to play the role...and so am I.

Source:  Ain't It Cool News