British Actor Henry Cavill is Officially Superman: The Man of Steel!
by Ethan Anderton
January 30, 2011
We've known since October that director Zack Snyder would be at the helm of the new Superman: The Man of Steel. However, many of us have been waiting anxiously to find out who will don the cape and soar through the sky as Superman. Well, wait no longer as Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures announced that British actor Henry Cavill ("The Tudors," The Count of Monte Cristo) has landed the coveted superhero role as Krypton's last son Kal-El. Although I'm not familiar with most of his previous work (he'll also be leading The Immortals later this year) he does seem to have the looks to become The Big Blue Boy Scout.
Here's what director Zack Snyder had to say about their new Superman:
“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.”
Deadline says Cavill had been in the running for Batman for 2005's Batman Begins before being beat out by Christian Bale and was even considered for James Bond before being deemed too young. Now Cavill has his breakout role as one of the most iconic superheroes of all-time. Now before anyone gets all bent out of shape that a British actor is playing a superhero who stands for truth, justice and the American way, let's not forget that Christian Bale (a British actor) is Batman and Andrew Garfield (who's also from the UK) is Spiderman. So first take a deep breath, then sound off below. What do you think of Henry Cavill as Superman?