Henry Cavill Cast As Superman!

Henry Cavill Cast As <i>Superman</i>!

This one should please the fans. WB and Zack Snyder have found their new Man Of Steel..

Here's a nice bit of news for a Sunday evening. WB and Zack Snyder have cast Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman in their upcoming reboot. Despite word that Joe Manganiello was the front runner, Cavill was always a very strong choice among fans but he was never actually mentioned in connection with the project(as far as I know?). Anyway, word is that He was being looked at for the role for quite a while but Warner Bros chief Jeff Robinov only recently got to see his screen tests.

Here is the press release with quotes from director Zack Snyder..



BURBANK, CA, January 30, 2011 – Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Henry Cavill has won the coveted role of Superman, the iconic superhero.

The film will be directed by Zack Snyder, who stated, “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.”

Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.

Cavill recently wrapped production on “The Cold Light of Day” and stars in the upcoming “Immortals,” opening this fall.

Targeted for release in December 2012, the new Superman movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

What do you think of our new Superman then?

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LEEE777 - 1/30/2011, 9:23 AM

If it comes true!

He's the perfect replacement for ROUTH!!!

Though still would like Routhy first but CAVILL... hell yeah!!!

Quality actor!

selinakyle - 1/30/2011, 9:27 AM
God was listening to me. My prayers were not in vain!!!
Xandera - 1/30/2011, 9:32 AM
[frick]IN EH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Havok89 - 1/30/2011, 9:34 AM
No Way!!!

BobGarlen - 1/30/2011, 9:34 AM
so the guy who inspired Twilights Edward is playing Superman... Well time for me to go, I must go sulk at the Lonley Man theme from the incredible Hulk.
Ironbat95 - 1/30/2011, 9:34 AM
Aww Ror, I was just about to post this when I see you already have. Lol good find though!

I am very excited about this. Looks like this reboot is going in a great direction so far.
bleedthefreak - 1/30/2011, 9:36 AM
damn you ror just beat me, oh well i am cool with this casting
Havok89 - 1/30/2011, 9:36 AM

I was Manganiello and Yeoman's fan but Henry Cavill is an excellent [frick]ing choice!

selinakyle - 1/30/2011, 9:36 AM
where did u hear that? he lost the role of edward to that pattinson kid. Please dont let me get belligerent cavill stalker on you.
BobGarlen - 1/30/2011, 9:37 AM
@MsKyle when the author was writing the book she was thinking of Cavil as Edward she would've got him the part during the movie but he was too old.
divo - 1/30/2011, 9:37 AM
wow this is huge. First I wanted zack snyder to be the director and my prayers were answered. I want henry to be superman and my prayers were answered again. I cannot wait for this movie!!!!!!!!!!
mkn - 1/30/2011, 9:37 AM


cmon ROuth and Welling dudes, you knew it was never gonna happen !
Anthrax - 1/30/2011, 9:37 AM
[frick] yeah me is happy :D
Jp499 - 1/30/2011, 9:38 AM

spider1489 - 1/30/2011, 9:38 AM
Sweet!!! Who is this guy though!!??! Everyone keeps talkin about him ?? As ling as they didn't cast flash Thompson !! Thank u god!
SHHH - 1/30/2011, 9:38 AM
@LEEE777: Its true very true..

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Checkmate - 1/30/2011, 9:39 AM
YES! Can't wait!
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selinakyle - 1/30/2011, 9:39 AM
well [frick] her...she is a crazy ass person. Hello..have you seen tudors? that meyer chick was prob high or something!
marvel72 - 1/30/2011, 9:41 AM

intresting choice,could someone tell me what henry cavill has starred in so i can check it out.
BobGarlen - 1/30/2011, 9:41 AM
@MsKyle I'm glad they cast an actor, I'm just really not a fan of his. I'm just glad they didn't do worse
Havok89 - 1/30/2011, 9:42 AM
I didn't expect news like this on a sunday lol
BFGLOOM - 1/30/2011, 9:42 AM
Is this legit??? Hopefully we'll get more story/cast info soon. On TDKR too....
clogan - 1/30/2011, 9:42 AM
Holy ....

LEEE777 - 1/30/2011, 9:42 AM
SHHH @ Oh yes buddy!

; D
selinakyle - 1/30/2011, 9:43 AM
And he is already ripped from Immortals!
LEEE777 - 1/30/2011, 9:44 AM
I hope JOE gets something like HAWKMAN or HERCULES though!
clogan - 1/30/2011, 9:44 AM
It's Legit!


Jp499 - 1/30/2011, 9:45 AM
RorMachine - 1/30/2011, 9:47 AM
lol, oh thanks Clogan! NOW, it's legit!!
LucasMend - 1/30/2011, 9:47 AM
Say What?
Well I will not judge because I´ve never seen he acting before, but hell he needs to get in shape, we need a strong Supes!
Nice find man!
comic2004 - 1/30/2011, 9:48 AM
I like it sounds great.
Jp499 - 1/30/2011, 9:48 AM


selinakyle - 1/30/2011, 9:50 AM

AlexDeLarge87 - 1/30/2011, 9:55 AM
YAY!:D... Great choice even i preferred Ryan McPartlin but still great choice!

Now just cast Paul Bettany as Brainiac and Patrick Wilson as Lex Luthor.

Or Jason Isaacs as Luthor
MarkV - 1/30/2011, 9:56 AM
Bane - 1/30/2011, 9:57 AM
Finally! Looks like a great choice. I can't tell you how much I hope they get it right this time.
spider1489 - 1/30/2011, 9:57 AM
Best month ever !!! So much news !!! @!jp499 damn is that him!! Sweet he looks perfect for the role!! He looks like a great superman!! Now I see why they cast him!! Great casting
Ranger14 - 1/30/2011, 9:58 AM
Wow...WB went against their prior feelings on Cavill. Not sure how that is going to pay off. I guess I am not excited anymore about this film. I want a true imposing Man of Steel and Cavill don't cut it for me. Oh well. there's plenty of other CB movies coming out.
BruceWayneNewton - 1/30/2011, 9:58 AM
This movie is going to be awesome. Great pick and a great find! It is damn hard to complain about this casting choice.
JoshWilding - 1/30/2011, 9:59 AM
Seems like a good choice. Not that familiar with him, but I know he's a popular pick with CBM's fan casters. Can't say I'm too bothered though...Superman is a stale character that I have very little interest in. I'm sure I'll enjoy the movie, and that this guy will do a great job, but when the character is so consistently boring in the comic books right now, it's hard to care as much as I did when Captain America or Spider-Man were cast!
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