Henry Cavill Is The New SUPERMAN
The search is over – and the fate of the world is in Henry Cavill’s hands. Deadline has exclusively reported that Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures have chosen the British actor (best known for his role as Charles Brandon on The Tudors) to play the legendary “man of steel” in the SUPERMAN reboot directed by Zach Snyder. Christopher Nolan will produce and David S. Goyer will adapt a screenplay based on a story by Goyer and Nolan.
The search for the coveted role of Clark Kent/Superman led studio executives to cast “a wide net” when considering actors, as Nolan and Snyder were open to finding someone who was not a large fixture in Hollywood and would be able to grow as a star in the new film. In addition to hundreds of actors that reportedly read for the role, it was rumored that among those considered were The Social Network’s Armie Hammer, True Blood’s Joe Manganiello, and The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder.
Cavill, who in the past had auditioned for the role of Batman and been a contender for James Bond, had been the frontrunner for the role of Clark Kent/Superman for some time. However, it was only in the past few days that a decision was confirmed. He has just wrapped his latest project, The Cold Light of Day, and will next be seen starring in the upcoming film Immortals (based on the Greek warrior Theseus), which will hit theaters this fall.
The new Superman reboot is slated to his theatres in 2012.
What are your thought on Henry Cavill? Do you think he’s right for the role, or would you have had a different actor for the part?
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