Ian SomerhalderNot sure if you've heard about this one quite yet, but there's a Fifty Shades of Grey movie coming out. Wait, what's that you say, we rarely if ever at all talk about it or its casting? I know, right, it's something that we really ought to discuss a little bit more. So I'm doing you a solid and bringing up, for the first time ever, EVER, a poll about the top contenders fans want to see play Christian Grey.

And you probably could never predict who the fans picked.

On Monday, MStarz revealed the never-before-heard, totally unforeseeable news that too-hot-for-words Matt Bomer and Ian Somerhalder have yet again come out on top for casting polls.

SHOCKING NEWS, indeed.

But Ian had to go and put a brand new twist on this formulaic banality. Looks like he really, really, really is into all the hype surrounding him and this casting. And why shouldn't he be?

There are far worse things in the world than to be considered sexy and good-looking enough to play one of the sexiest and good-lookingiest characters in all of fiction. And then to fake kinky, bondage-y, mind-blowing sex with a lovely, innocent-looking, lip-biting female costar? Yeah, definitely far worse things.

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Also, in case you're curious, these two hunks of humanity were followed closely by Henry Cavill, who will star in the upcoming Man of Steel, and dear god no wonder we talk about this all the damn time because wow hehe it's fun to gawk at photos of all these guys.

Arrhem, um, excuse me, anyway, that's why Ian took it upon himself to stand out from this coveted list. Mostly because, it seems from the comments, Matt's got the upper hand. "Matt Bomer is the best fit ... He has a square jawline, piercing eyes, a straight nose, a nice body ... and a classy, professional look fit for a CEO,” said one fan.

"Two words only. Matt Bomer," asserted another.

Poor, poor Ian! So, after drying his eyes, he did what he had to do: Go on Twitter. He attempted to get fans excited for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, offering his followers to be part of a raffle to win Ian's very own(!) copy of Fifty Shades of Grey, along with a "personal note." With a gift of $50 or more to his charity, you'll get a chance to win!

Shucks, what a standup guy (nice charity twist there, buddy), and what a way to appeal to fans of the franchise and to keep his name in the headlines as a top contender. Maybe some good will come out of this ridiculous amount of hype and speculation and worry after all.

As of now, just do yourself a favor and Google Image all these dudes. You're welcome.

Do you think Matt should play Christian Grey? What do you think about Ian's move to keep himself in the game? Are you sick to death of hearing about this?

 

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