Henry Cavill to play The Man of Steel

We have our Superman.

According to a press release from WB posted at Coming Soon, Henry Cavill, a relative unknown, will be donning the cape and tights for the Zack Snyder-directed/Christopher Nolan-produced Man of Steel.

From Snyder:

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.

Cavill is perhaps best known for his work on The Tudors and has to this point had relatively minor roles in films, including Stardust and Tristan + Isolde. However, he has just wrapped upcoming movie The Cold Light of Day, starring with Bruce Willis, and will be seen as Theseus in the upcoming Immortals.

The Man of Steel is aiming for a December 2012 release.

Posted on January 31, 2011 at 22:28 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  1. Written by arkonbey
    on 2011-02-01 at 05:10

    Oh, boy. Another Superman film. I cannot wait for that to hit the theaters.

    In case you couldn’t tell, I was being sarcastic.

    • Written by Trisha Lynn
      on 2011-02-01 at 09:00

      And that’s where you and I are different, because I love it when filmmakers surprise me. Like, I never expected that I’d like another Batman movie, but when Nolan started directing them, I was like, “Cool! I am totally on board with this!”

      A Nolan-supervised Superman? Could be very intriguing.

      • Written by arkonbey
        on 2011-02-02 at 00:06

        If it’s comic book films we’re talking I’d rather see a Nolal-ized Powers or We3 or even Chew.

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