Jan 31 2011Official: This Guy Is Superman (Not Jon Hamm)


Expect to see rough effigies of this guy in toy stores everywhere by next year. Ruining months of planned speculation, Warner Bros. has officially announced Henry Cavill--who you may know from The Tudors or Whatever Works or something, but just as likely don't--has been cast as Kal-El, aka Clark Kent, aka Superman, in Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot of the superhero franchise. In the official statement, Snyder cheered for his choice and confirmed that the familiar cape and S-symbol will still be present in his adaptation, 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.

So, what do you think? Need to see a sculpture of his head encased in a pearlescent plastic casing before you can decide? Yeah, me too.

Reader Comments

I'm all for Mr. Cavill as Superman. He's actually a well trained actor with some praiseworthy albeit obscure rolls already under his belt.

Brandon Routh was just boring with an acting ability more suited for television and since Tom Welling is already fulfilling our TV-version of CK no one warmed up to Superman Returns. Plus, that movie was garbage in general.

Henry Cavill has been in some good movies. Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" for example but he's also been in "I Capture The Castle", the unfaithful to the book but surprisingly still entertaining "The Count of Monte Cristo" and of course there was "The Tudors" on TV.

...he also has a great butt. Just saying.

Yep... works for me.

Eh, why don't they just bring back Christopher Reeve in cg? Worked for Arnold in terminator 3: pillow fights. What! Huh!? *poof*

...what killed superman returns was a fucking horrendous screenplay, not routh. cavill is as unnecessary as he is expected given the demonstration by nolan that making film franchises slightly more gritty brings them in. weak...

...here's to hoping it isn't another cheap halloween costume lulzfest...

Shitload of Slo-Mo Comming at you!

Cavill is an actor, people, and a very good one, who is also really good-looking, sharply masculine, with dark hair and a great jawline and good eyes. Think he’ll be able to do the accent, and he’ll look like Superman. If you’ve seen him in The Tudors you also know he’s a very strong actor. this is a really tough role to pull off.

Maybe we can get an actual awesome villain. Lets get doomsday to recreate the superman dies story from the comics. That would be epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and possibly the only way I'd be interested in this film.

I believe that they have reasons why they choose Henry to be superman in the movie. Though Henry had proven his self from the movies he did before, but this movie "Superman" will be a big break for him. Since this movie superman is one of the most awaited and watched among other holly wood movies.

I wish everyone would stop blaming Routh for Superman Returns. They wanted someone who would mimic Reeve and he did it flawlessly.

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