You probably know Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones, a character who maybe doesn’t quite embody truth, justice, or the American way. That said, while the Last Son of Krypton probably would not approve of the actions of the so-called ‘Kingslayer,’ the surprising depth of character that Coster-Waldau has brought to Lannister over time proves the actor is capable of more than villainy. If you take Lannister’s wit and superimpose it on a character of higher moral fiber, I think you have the makings of at least a half-decent Superman. Beyond that, he’s got the prerequisite good looks – give that man a shave and he’s almost a doppelganger for Henry Cavill.
Whether or not he’s actually available for the gig is another question. With the production of Game of Thrones generally being centered in Europe, popping over to Vancouver to shoot a couple episodes of a funny book show just might not be practical. Still, if he has the availability to do it, he’d be a good fit.