Matt Bomer claims he lost Superman role due to his sexuality

The Magic Mike actor believes he lost out on playing the Man of Steel in the axed 2003 superhero movie Superman: Flyby because of his sexuality. Bomer said on The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast: "It looked like I was the director's choice for the role. I signed a three-picture deal at Warner Bros.", Matt Bomer / Awards Chatter. When asked if his sexual orientation affected his casting, the White Collar star replied: "Yeah, that's my understanding. That was a time in the industry when something like that could still really be weaponised against you. How, and why, and who (outed me), I don't know.", Matt Bomer / Awards Chatter.