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Updated: Olivia Wilde & Mila Kunis Also In The Mix For Lois Lane; Kristen Stewart Not Approached

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2011 4:33 AM
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'Superman' To Be Totally CGI?Update: Reps for Kristen Stewart have told People, There are a number of fabricated stories circulating. The fact is that she has not met on this film nor has she been approached for this film."

Rumor: Kristen Stewart, Jessica Biel, Rachel McAdams & More In The Running For Lois Lane

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 1, 2011 1:53 AM
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Malin Akerman, Dianna Agron, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Also Mentioned With one of the big casting questions of 2011 answered on Sunday, with the announcement that "The Tudors" veteran Henry Cavill will be playing Clark Kent/Superman in Zack Snyder's reboot of the iconic hero, questions immediately turn to who will be joining the British actor in the film, and specifically, who will play the Man Of Steel's better half, spunky reporter Lois Lane. Natalie Portman had been vaguely linked to the role before Christmas, but if there was ever any truth to the rumor, the recent announcement of her pregnancy surely puts paid to that, and otherwise, word has been fairly quiet. Until now.

5 Potential Villains For Zack Snyder's 'Superman' Who Aren't Lex Luthor

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 31, 2011 6:26 AM
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With the news that British actor, and perpetual nearly-man Henry Cavill has been cast as Clark Kent/Superman in the Christopher Nolan-produced, David Goyer-penned, Zack Snyder-helmed reboot of "Superman," things are moving full steam ahead on the last of 2012's big trio of superhero movies.

Matthew Goode, Matthew Bomer, Armie Hammer, Joe Manganiello & More Were In Final Race For 'Superman'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • January 31, 2011 1:58 AM
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Colin O’Donaghue Also In The RunningYesterday, massive news broke that Henry Cavill had won the role of Superman in Zack Snyder’s new adaptation for Warner Brothers. Cavill is best known for his work as Charles Brandon on “The Tudors," but as predicted, the role went to a relative unknown, and someone who has experienced his fair share of audition hell. Cavill had been eyed to wear tights for "Batman Begins" and "Green Lantern" (among other franchises) and he even once before landed the role of Superman when it was in McG's hands, but lost the part when the project changed over to Bryan Singer who eventually went with Brandon Routh for "Superman Returns."

The Road To 'Superman': 6 Jobs Henry Cavill Lost Before Becoming Clark Kent

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2011 8:58 AM
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It's been a long, hard road for Henry Cavill to becoming the next actor to don the tights for the iconic "Superman." While Hollywood tests many young actors for upcoming franchises, no one has been put through the the audition process more rigorously and for as many high profile gigs as Cavill. He's been on the radar for several major league tentpoles over the years always losing out to another name or having the project fall apart. However, it looks the stars have finally aligned for the young actor as he's netted the part of Clark Kent/Superman in the Zack Snyder directed, Christopher Nolan produced reboot of Warner Bros.' cornerstone comic pic.

Henry Cavill Is The New 'Superman'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • 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."

‘True Blood’ Star Joe Manganiello Once Again Rumored For Zack Snyder’s ‘Superman’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2011 1:15 AM
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Back in the fall, rumors cropped up that "True Blood" star Joe Manganiello was in talks to put on the tights in Zack Snyder's forthcoming "Superman." At the time, Manganiello addressed the rumors by hitting Twitter and saying, “just to be clear… as of today, I am not 'negotiating' to play SuperMan… but keep your fingers crossed and thanks for the wishful thinking.” Well, either someone's been crossing their fingers or an old rumor has been given fresh life.

Duncan Jones Admits He Was Intimidated By 'Superman' Scale; Backed Out Of Talks On His Own

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 24, 2011 5:18 AM
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'Moon' Director Also Talks Turning Down 'Dredd'What would you rather have: a filmmaker who's aware of his experience and limitations, but doesn't want to take a risk? Or a director who seizes an opportunity despite what might be a lack of skill-set self-awareness? Is the former just a move by a wise and mature filmmaker? Is the latter simply having self-confidence? Both obviously have their drawbacks, but self-awareness is an unusually new and cognizant level of consideration that sometimes doesn't register in careerist Hollywood.

Once More, For The Cheap Seats: Jon Hamm Says He's Too Old To Play 'Superman'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 18, 2011 2:20 AM
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It's a few months since Zack Snyder was announced as the director of the Christopher Nolan-shepherded "Superman" reboot, and we've gone through various stages: denial, bargaining, anger, depression, and now, just about, acceptance. Still lots of depression, but we've accepted that we're going to be depressed about it. With production set to kick off in August, it can't be too long before the announcement of who will be playing the man in the cape, arrives.

Natalie Portman Denies 'Superman' And 'Batman' Rumors

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 1, 2011 12:18 AM
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You can imagine what it’s like being a respected actor, diligently improving your craft, exploring differing aspects of humanity in diverse, challenging roles, only for journalists to consistently ask you about superhero movies. So it goes for Natalie Portman, a possible Oscar nominee for her immensely challenging performance in Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan,” as well as an expectant mother with four high-profile film roles in the coming year.

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