Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No… it’s that guy from cheesy Irish comedy ‘Leap Year’.

Zack Snyder wants Watchmen star Matthew Goode for the lead role in Superman reboot.

According to Movie Newz, the actor is the favourite to portray the Man of Steel in the upcoming adaptation.

Movie Newz added that Superman’s physical appearance will be created using CGI effects, so extensive body building may not be required for the lead actor. A similar technique is being applied during the production of Green Lantern.

Watch our previous interview with Matthew Goode from the set of Snyder’s other superhero movie Watchmen. 

Snyder’s Superman is scheduled to arrive in 2012.