http://www.comicvine.com/news/henry-...perman/142771/The moment many have been waiting for, Warner Bros. has announced who will play the Man of Steel in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot. British actor Henry Cavill has been cast to portray Clark Kent/Superman for the Legendary Pictures production.
Cavill was apparently the front runner but a decision hadn't been made up until now. Cavill just finished The Cold Light of Day and will also star in this Fall's Immortals, directed by Tarsem Sing. Cavill also starred in Showtimes The Tudors television series.
For those concerned that a British actor is playing Superman, don't forget that Christian Bale is also British. What might not be well known is according to Deadline, Cavill also auditioned to play the Dark Knight and was also a contender for James Bond (but was said to be too young at the time).
Cavill will now have to practice wearing the familiar red and blue tights with the movie being targeted for a December 2012 release.
http://www.screened.com/news/your-ne...y-cavill/1640/Ladies and gentlemen, your new Superman is Henry Cavill. I am personally not very familiar with his work, although the British actor has been in such items as Stardust and The Tudors, but Deadline says that he was in the running not only for the role of Batman in the reboot of that franchise, but also for Daniel Craig's Bond role in those films, and also the role of Superman back when McG was going to direct Superman Returns. So, clearly, someone wants to make this guy a star.
Judging by the kinds of websites I was finding while doing a little Google Image Search on the fellow, he already has most of female Christendom in his back pocket, so regardless of his talent, this might be a wise little ploy on the part of Warner Bros. to get the teen ladies to show up on opening day. I mean, us guys would show up even if they cast Rainn Wilson as Superman, but a little bit of the old beefcake doesn't hurt when you're trying to go four-quadrant. As director Zack Snyder says:
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen. I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield.
Thoughts? He sure looks the part, but again, until I see him on screen it's tough to judge. I'm off to track something down of his, I suppose.