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Henry Cavill Is The New 'Superman'

by Gabe Toro
January 30, 2011 5:46 AM
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It looks like persistence has paid off for Henry Cavill. The young thesp was one of the frontrunners to star in "Superman Returns" and it looks like he stayed in good graces with the suits. As a result, Cavill is donning the tights to play Superman according to Warner Bros., who released a statement anointing the new Kal-El for the currently untitled film which is referred to as "the new Superman movie" and not, as people predicted, "Superman: The Man Of Steel."

Director Zack Snyder released a statement praising Cavill, saying, “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.” Snyder has got a lot of people to please, including superproducer Christopher Nolan and die hard comic fans, but this casting is a step in the right direction.

What's interesting is that Cavill is considered an "unknown" to the general public, but by the time Superman flies again in winter 2012, he could very well be a legit Hollywood presence. In addition to the lead role in the coming suspense thriller "The Cold Light Of Day" opposite Bruce Willis, he also stars in the ambitious fantasy actioner "Immortals" coming later this fall. And some viewers might recognize him for his recurring work on Showtime's "The Tudors." Naw, we're just kidding, no one watches that show.

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7 Comments

  • Jane | January 31, 2011 9:09 AMReply

    I am greatly displeased. I don't like this at all. What tiny hope I had for this project is dead.

  • Hank | January 31, 2011 8:33 AMReply

    Cavill has a weak face. Like he could cry at any minute. Men won't be pleased at a wuss as their Uberman.

  • KT | January 31, 2011 1:41 AMReply

    He'll do fine.

  • TheoC | January 30, 2011 10:02 AMReply

    The nearly man gets his gig finally. I like this casting but i still want to set fire to Zack Snyder, preferably during passionate love making to the sounds of Hallelujah.

  • rodie | January 30, 2011 9:55 AMReply

    I think Nolan simply set the train on the track, and now it's up to Snyder to drive it and not derail the thing. Fingers crossed...I like Cavill, though. Good choice!

  • jimmiescoffee | January 30, 2011 7:39 AMReply

    i'm still wondering how much control nolan is going to have in terms of snyder's vision.

  • sp | January 30, 2011 6:48 AMReply

    Great, I like this choice , and I have been waiting patiently for him to finally hit the big time. I am more than confident he can do this coveted role justice. Henry Cavill is one of the few young actors that has the looks, sex appeal, smarts, charisma, talent, and the brawn to pull-off this character.

    I truly hope Cavill becomes very selective and make smart career choices. Maybe he needs to have a meeting with another "Superhero" actor , like Christian Bale.

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