• Before Henry Cavill was cast as Superman, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Jon Hamm, and Jared Padalecki  were considered for the role.
  • Josh Brolin, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jim Caviezel were the only three people considered for the role of Jor-El. Jim Caviezel was initially cast, but dropped out of the film before filming started for unknown reasons, and was replaced by Josh Brolin.
  • Gerard Butler and Jeffery Dean Morgan were the only two people considered for the role of General Zod, but Jeffery Dean Morgan was the one to land the role.
  • Tom Hanks was the only person considered for the role of Jonathan Kent.

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