By Adam B. Vary
Updated October 08, 2010 at 07:30 PM EDT

Image Credit: Janet Mayer/PR Photos; Wild1/PR Photos; Chris Hatcher/PR Photos; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; Landmark/PR Photos ; Rick Stephens / PR PhotosOff of the news this week that director Zack Snyder has officially taken the reigns of the new Superman movie — produced by Christopher Nolan and penned by David S. Goyer — I looked at the pros and cons of ten actors who could potentially don the big red S. A few of these suggestions you really liked; thanks to Smallville, I figured there’d be a lot of Tom Welling fans out there, but I had no idea that Superman Returns‘ Brandon Routh had such a committed following. Some of my ideas you weren’t so keen on; “I love Nathan Fillion,” wrote Joshua in the comments, “but Captain Mal is just not Supes.” And y’all had several suggestions of your own; I was especially tickled by the unconventional idea of Joseph Gordon-Levitt (though he may have a leg up given how vocally impressed Nolan was with his work in Inception), and I’m kicking myself for not thinking of White Collar‘s impossibly pretty Matt Bomer.

So let’s put it to a vote! The following six actors stood out as your top choices for the man best suited to fly faster than a speeding bullet (or be shot in front of a green-screen and then later made to look in post like he’s flying faster than a speeding bullet): Bomer, The Tudors‘ Henry Cavill, Gordon-Levitt, Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm, Routh, and Welling. Vote for your favorite below, and then defend your choice in the comments. May the best man (of steel) win!

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