Zack Snyder Begins His Casting Search For A 'Superman' In The 28-to-32 Age Range

Brandon Routh as SupermanFROM SPLASH PAGE: The search is on for the next Superman, and a new report sheds a bit more light on the qualifications required to bring the Man of Steel back to the big screen.

Deadline reports that Warner Bros., producer Christopher Nolan and director Zack Snyder are casting a "wide net" for an actor to play Superman in the upcoming reboot of the movie franchise. The report echoes many of the previous qualifications rumored for potential candidates, including the studio's willingness to go after an unknown or lesser-known actor, and an age range of 28-to-32.

The report also indicates that the studio is targeting a June 2011 start for production on the film due to the 2009 judgment that saw much of the rights to Superman revert back to creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster in 2013.

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