Back in April, renowned director James Gunn shared his vision for the new Man of Steel in the highly anticipated movie “Superman: Legacy.” Gunn emphasized the need for an actor who possesses both the humanity and alien nature of Superman, someone who radiates kindness, compassion, and charm.
While no official announcements have been made regarding the casting, there are rumors circulating that former “The Bold and the Beautiful” star Pierson Fodé may be in consideration for the coveted role. Fodé’s recent self-tape submission, featuring a montage of footage from his Clark Kent-like childhood, caught Gunn’s attention, further fueling speculation. With his impressive physique and acting experience, Fodé’s potential casting as Superman would undoubtedly be an exciting choice.
The Clark Kent Connection: Sources close to the project revealed that Pierson Fodé, the 31-year-old actor known for his work on “The Bold and the Beautiful,” recently submitted a self-tape audition for the role of Superman.
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Fodé’s submission reportedly showcased his upbringing on a farm in Moses Lake, Washington, drawing parallels to Clark Kent’s Smallville origins. James Gunn, the director at the helm of “Superman: Legacy,” was said to have been impressed by Fodé’s portrayal of a young Clark Kent.
Superhero Cred and Beyond: Pierson Fodé’s involvement in a 2020 episode of “Supergirl” adds an interesting layer to the rumors of his potential casting as Superman. This previous experience in the superhero genre demonstrates Fodé’s familiarity with the dynamics of playing a character with extraordinary abilities.
While Fodé’s representatives declined to comment on the speculation, James Gunn’s representative redirected inquiries to Warner Bros., who typically refrain from providing any details regarding casting decisions for projects such as “Superman: Legacy.” An industry insider revealed that no official casting choices have been finalized at this stage.
Pierson Fodé’s Career Highlights: Pierson Fodé gained recognition for his portrayal of Thomas Forrester on the popular soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” from 2015 to 2018. His acting credits also include roles in “The Man From Toronto,” alongside Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, as well as Facebook Watch’s “The Real Bros of Simi Valley” and the real-life college football drama “It’s Time.”
Upcoming Projects: Audiences can anticipate seeing Pierson Fodé in the forthcoming dark comedy series “Based on a True Story,” starring Kaley Cuoco and Chris Messina, which will be available on the Peacock streaming platform. Fodé has also recently joined the cast of “Marshmallow,” a coming-of-age thriller directed by Daniel Delpurgatorio and written by Andy Greskoviak, where he will portray a camp counselor.
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While no official announcements have been made, the speculation surrounding Pierson Fodé’s potential casting as Superman in James Gunn’s “Superman: Legacy” has sparked excitement among fans. Fodé’s audition tape, featuring his Clark Kent-like upbringing and his previous experience in the superhero genre, has caught the attention of the director.
As we eagerly await further news regarding the casting for “Superman: Legacy,” Fodé’s diverse acting background and undeniable charisma make him a compelling candidate for the role of the Man of Steel.