Matt Bomer came close to securing the role of Superman.

Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer

Bomer - who stars alongside Channing Tatum in 'Magic Mike XXL' - has revealed he was cast as the iconic superhero in the early 2000s for a film to be directed by Brett Ratner - but the project ultimately fell apart.

He shared: "Brett chose me for the project and then it all fell apart.

"It was a very lengthy process to get the role, I think it was over the course of three months because I went in in a cattle call. It sort of evolved from there.

"It was a month of, 'Okay, looks like this is going to happen'. And then it slowly fell apart."

However, Matt insisted he has no regrets over not playing the part of Superman.

He told the Happy Sad Confused podcast: "I have zero regrets about that, I feel like I've gotten to do such a rich array of roles in so many different things.

"I haven't been too locked in ... I mean that's a very iconic role to portray, to suddenly be that character in everyone's minds forever."

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