Jamie Dornan Reveals He Auditioned For Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL In Superman Pajamas

Jamie Dornan Reveals He Auditioned For Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL In Superman Pajamas

Actor Jamie Dornan revealed that he hasn't gone on many superhero auditions except one and he lost out on playing Superman to Henry Cavill.

By MarkJulian - Aug 16, 2023 07:08 PM EST
Filed Under: Man of Steel
Source: Happy Sad Confused podcast

Zack Snyder's DCEU might have looked very different if things had gone better on Jamie Dornan's (Fifty Shades of Grey, Robin Hood) Superman audition for Man of Steel (or if Henry Cavill's audition would've gone worse).

Casting for Man of Steel got underway in 2010 with filming kicking off in the Summer of 2011. The Hollywood landscape of hot, young actors who could potentially play the Last Son of Krypton looked very different thirteen years ago.

Appearing on MTV correspondent Josh Horowitz's Happy Sad Confused podcast to promote his role in Gal Gadot's Heart of Stone, Dornan stated, "The only one I auditioned for is Superman. That was way back when, like when Henry Cavill got cast. That’s probably 12 years ago or something. I wore my own suit there. Was that a mistake? They were Superman pajamas, they weren’t an actual suit. I remember an early audition for that. I got nowhere near putting the [real] suit on."

Dornan went on to add that since then, he's never really come close to portraying another superhero. "I’ve had meetings with heads of studios that do those things and would talk about it, but I never got deep in any audition process for them.

Along with Dornan, Joe Manganiello, Matthew Goode, and  Armie Hammer were all considered for the role before the honor eventually went to Cavill. If you believe some reports, Manganiello was actually the first choice for the role but his contractual obligations for True Blood kept him out of the final running.

Of course, Cavill's time in the role is over and David Corenswet will be portraying the character in James Gunn's upcoming reboot, Superman: Legacy.

Given the ultimate fate of the DCEU, do you think Dornan is grateful he dodged a bullet? Looking back on things, do you think Cavill wishes someone else had landed the role? Let us know in the comment section below.

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dracula
dracula - 8/16/2023, 7:55 PM
I have no idea who this is
EnergyVamp
EnergyVamp - 8/16/2023, 7:58 PM
@dracula - 50 shades of grey guy. He's good in Belfast and The Fall.
Overall kind of a wooden actor imo except for Belfast.
TheNewYorker
TheNewYorker - 8/16/2023, 8:43 PM
@dracula - sure you don’t 👌
Origame
Origame - 8/16/2023, 7:58 PM
Jamie: "I brought anal beads to the audition, and they told me to leave immediately. I left crying in the parking lot when suddenly E.L. James came up to me. The rest is history"
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 8/16/2023, 8:06 PM
In hindsight , dude dodged a bullet given the mess that the DCEU became.

Anyway the little I have seen of his work , I have thought he did well in so I wouldn’t mind if he got cast as another DC character…

I think he could make a good Orion or Tommy Elliot in Reeves Batverse.






MCUKnight11
MCUKnight11 - 8/16/2023, 8:41 PM
@TheVisionary25 - Think he's too old for Elliot. Whoever it is should be around the same age as Pattinson. Nicholas hoult perhaps.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 8/16/2023, 8:44 PM
@MCUKnight11 - Dornan’s only 4 years older then Pattinson while Hoult is 4 years younger
MCUKnight11
MCUKnight11 - 8/16/2023, 8:56 PM
@TheVisionary25 - Thought Dornan was older.
DannRamm113
DannRamm113 - 8/16/2023, 8:30 PM
He could potentially take on Bruce Wayne in Brave and the Bold---I imagine that the Bruce needed for that would need to be aged late 30s early 40s in order to have a 10 year old son and time as Batman
MCUKnight11
MCUKnight11 - 8/16/2023, 8:34 PM
@DannRamm113 -
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 8/16/2023, 8:36 PM
@DannRamm113 - I could see it
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 9/23/2023, 10:53 AM
@DannRamm113 - I'd go for either Austin Butler...


...Bill Skaarsgard...



...Oscar Isaac (as Batman or Ra's)...(or Batman 666)...



...or that guy from Twilight. Mopey vampire dude. Big floppy hair, massive brow. You know the one.
MCUKnight11
MCUKnight11 - 8/16/2023, 8:37 PM
My choices for him to redeem himself in the genre just like Pattinson are Reed richards or DCU Batman in Brave and the bold.
videovac
videovac - 8/16/2023, 8:47 PM
Jesus Christ is the news slow as hell.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 8/16/2023, 9:02 PM
Better actor than Cavill
MCUKnight11
MCUKnight11 - 8/16/2023, 9:12 PM
@GhostDog - I agree but I still think under different direction, he could've been the best since Reeve. Unless Gunn has a bad day at the office, I feel that's what we'll get with Corenswet.
Forthas
Forthas - 8/16/2023, 9:11 PM
The one thing Zack Snyder nailed was Man of Steel with every casting except for Lois Lane. Then he crapped the bed and sent the DC universe into a spiral into the depths of hell with that crapfest known as Batman v Superman. He should have paired the Dark Knight films with Man of Steel and built from there. This film universe is still on the wrong track with more pian to come until they course correct and go back to the point of there first big mistake.
videovac
videovac - 8/16/2023, 9:24 PM
"He should have paired the Dark Knight films with Man of Steel and built from there. This film universe is still on the wrong track with more pian to come until they course correct and go back to the point of there first big mistake." - @Forthas

Can you stop fukcin typin' this everyone God damn time Man Of Steel enters your head? You come off like you have a mental disorder constantly typing long-ass posts saying Man Of Steel should have existed alongside The Dark Knight. You're just as lame as Snyder's and Ayer's fans. It ain't happening, and you know it ain't so knock it the fukc off. No one wants to read that psychotic, annoying, boring bullshit.

Henry Cavill was balding 10 fukcing years ago when shooting Man Of Steel, but you think they should somehow follow your plans OVER a decade later? How sick can you be?

You just type that shit with zero self-awareness.

And I hate tp have 5o point 5his out after holding it in for so long, because you type a lot of good points, like the beginning part of your post that before the part that I quoted. But then you go one with that retarded, goofy Dark Knight bullshit.
Forthas
Forthas - 8/16/2023, 9:50 PM
@videovac - Thanks for your opinion!
HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 8/17/2023, 9:26 AM
@Forthas -
Forthas
Forthas - 8/16/2023, 10:00 PM
If Zack Snyder had followed up with Man of Steel combined it with the Dark Knight Trilogy, Warner Brothers would be in a position to buy other studios like Marvel. Instead they are the target of other studios to be bought. Man of Steel and The Dark Knight were perfectly set up to build on one another, but Zack Snyder made the boneheaded decision to recast Batman basically alienating many of the people who embraced the Dark Knight Trilogy. What is worse is that they now have proof that they should have made a grounded film universe. The success of The Batman and Joker makes this painfully clear. Grounded films in the mold of the Dark Knight have never lost money for the studio. They should go back to the time when they were competitive with Marvel. Right before BvS and restart from there.
WEAPONXOXOXO
WEAPONXOXOXO - 8/16/2023, 10:17 PM
Never show up for an interview in pajamas. I learned that the hard way too.
solskulldeath
solskulldeath - 8/17/2023, 12:35 AM
make Jamie Dornan as Bruce Wayne and Batman. He got the Bruce Wayne Pesona/Batman in 50 shades of Grey.
Himura
Himura - 8/17/2023, 1:32 AM
Are we sure this wasnt for Bryan Singer's Superman Returns?
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 8/17/2023, 2:24 AM
That's a funny story.

Looking forward to see in A Haunting in Venice, it looks very good and I like these murder mysteries films with Kenneth Branagh's Poirot.
dragon316
dragon316 - 8/17/2023, 8:19 AM
Kinda makes sense Superman underwear trunk costume look like pajamas

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