It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane… It’s Henry Cavill as Superman

Henry Cavill is Zack Snyder’s Superman

Henry Cavill the New SupermanZack Snyder has found his ‘Man of Steel’ and he is from across the pond. Brit Henry Cavill will trade in his Medieval tights for Superhero tights when he suits up as Krypton’s favorite (and only) son in the December 2010 reboot of Superman. I’ve read a bunch of posts online questioning the casting decision of Cavill, honestly before about an hour before writing this post I had never heard of Henry Cavill. I’ve never seen ‘The Tudors’, ‘Stardust’ or ‘The Count of Monte Christo’, so I don’t know if he is a good choice or not. I will say Zach Snyder did a great job casting ‘Watchmen’ (who would have thought Kelly Leak… I mean Jackie Earle Haley would be a great Rorschach?), so I’m willing to give the benefit of the doubt when it comes to Cavill.

Here is what Snyder had to say on the subject of Cavill:

“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.”

Look for Superman in theaters everywhere in late 2012.

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I was hoping there would be an outside shot at Brandon Routh reprising his role as Supes. I don't know much about Cavill so I'm taking a wait and see approach.


I too was holding out a small amount of hope for Brandon Routh to get a chance to do a non-Donner Superman story. Oh well. It would have been nice to see Tom Welling transition into the silver screen Superman also.


I was hoping for Routh. I guess since they went the reboot route neither Welling nor Routh had a legit shot.