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Henry Cavill: Superman in Zack Snyder Reboot!

Henry Cavill: Superman in Zack Snyder Reboot!

Henry Cavill has nabbed the role of Superman in a Zack Snyder reboot of the superhero franchise!

The 27-year-old British actor will star in the tentatively titled film Man of Steel, due out in theaters in December of 2012.

“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,” Zack said in a statement (via Variety). “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 excited to see Henry suit up as Superman!!

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  • blair

    Yeah, he’s great….loved him in The Tudors!

  • Soul Fly

    Aww I really liked Brandon Routh. I wish this new guy the best of luck though.

  • Soul Fly

    Aww I really liked Brandon Routh. I wish this new guy the best of luck though.

  • sara

    He’s hot. I approve. ;)

  • Bunny*

    Great!! I’m sure he’ll do a good job.
    I hope they choose a good and strong Lois Lane, because the last one (Kate Bosworth) was weak and forgettable.

  • Arthur Marcus

    This franchise is hungry for greatness! This is the time to rebuild the franchise. They better not include Lex Luthor or General Zod in any Superman movies for a while. They should utilise the villains that weren’t included in the previous films such as Bizarro, Brainiac, Doomsday, Metallo, Toyman, Darkseid, Atomic Skull, Bloodsport, Bruno Mannheim, Conduit, Cyborg Superman, Faora, Gog, Imperiex, Intergang, Jax-Ur, Kryptonite Man, Livewire, Mala, Mercy Graves, Mongul, Morgan Edge, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Parasite, Prankster, Sam Lane, Silver Banshee, Solaris, Superboy-Prime, Superman Revenge Squad, Terra-Man, Titano, Ultra-Humanite, Ultraman. This is a second chance to get it right. This is an opportunity.

  • Rebecca Honey

    They will probably cast one of the below rising young actresses as Lois Lane:

    Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson, Sophia Bush, Miley Cyrus, Kat Dennings, Hilary Duff, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Taylor Momsen, Ellen Page, Emma Roberts, Jessica Szohr, Evan Rachel Wood

  • lucy


  • Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!

    He want to be superman thats great!

  • sarah

    he is so perfect for this role and i am so excited for him to have landed such a big opp!

  • Cole

    YAY!!!!!!! :) couldn’t have picked a better Superman!

  • Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!

    Yeah better suparman

  • Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!

    I mean superman

  • http://Tj Sligo ^_^ cute

    New actor will be good

  • http://Tj Sligo ^_^ cute

    New move

  • lexy hates bilson

    I love him! He’s a great actor. Let’s hope this becomes a decent franchise!

  • Anti-Septic

    Wouldnt be my first choice as Superman but I guess they could have done much worse. Guess he’ll be eating a steady diet of power bars from now on cause he looks a bit weak in the muscle department for the role.

    I am sure 15 pounds of muscle would do wonders for him so it isnt a stretch there.

  • Leila

    I am so glad Henry got this role, hes been so unlucky with many roles and to see him get this is incredible. Hes a great actor and im glad hes finally received a platform to demonstrate it to the masses.

  • http://@ravenousreadr Ravenous Reader

    OMG!!! YES. YES. YES. That is what I am talking about baby. Finally. I adore Henry Cavill and have adored him for years and I am glad that he has a wonderful role to showcase his talents and his glorious backside. :)

  • Jime

    he has lost super hero roles before! so Im happy he gets this one!
    He’s hot! I hope the movie does great and that they choose a great louis lane

  • CBMnet

    I was still hoping for Routh… Never mind Henry Cavill is great too!

  • CBMnet

    I was still hoping for Routh… Never mind Henry Cavill is great too

  • Alias

    Tom Welling was and always will be my first choice, now this movie is really gonna suk!! Cavill isn’t no Reeve nor Welling or even Cain

  • dee

    So now Batman, Spiderman, and Superman are all British.

  • anya

    i screamed when i found this out. i love him soo much. he deserves the best!!! he has a bright future ahead:)

  • anya

    The British are dominating the cinema world!! The British are coming BITCHES

  • Tanter

    Awesome! (Since it can’t be Tom Welling for some crappy reason..)

  • nahla

    The British are dominating the cinema world!! The British are coming BITCHES

  • Sofia

    Superman roles are dead end roles

  • Sheigh

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Too talented to play in a untalented movie in becoming!
    Reboot of a reboot last edition movie ????? WTF ? Routh is 3 years older than him ?

  • trfd

    Tom Welling would be the best choice!

  • cavillfan

    Have been a fan of Henry Cavill since Count of Monte Cristo. So excited to see him land a role which will hopefully give him the much deserved break he needs in this industry. He was amazing in The Tudors, which helped him tremendously. He is one of the most handsome, charming, and most gracious actors of our time today, and his time has come to shine!!!

  • bre

    Great! I’m starting a petition to get Jon Hamm to be the next 007.

  • http://j cf10

    perfect! he will be the best superman ever

  • Bellas

    Another non-American actor in an American movie.

    Americans should take some pride. American culture is being overrun by British people.

  • bre

    @cf10:Uhm Nope. That will always be Christopher Reeve.

  • dc222

    He should’ve got the role back in 2005! So YES! He totally deserves this!
    He also deserved Batman, Cedric Diggory, and James Bond too.

  • 1989

    Congrats Henry! you deserve it

  • Loren


  • why

    does it need a reboot, Superman Returns is still showing on cable!

  • so

    not Butler?

  • mold and mildew

    whoo hoo, @cavillfan: i agree, maybe this will give him some broader and well deserved exposure

    well done dear henry,
    loved him in the Tudors,
    I think he will be an awesome superman

    now if we can just get fassbender in there somewhere I will have died and gone to heaven

  • st-th-prz8

    Finally…Hollywood gets it right.

    Cavill had been mentioned for the role a few years ago and they passed.

    I wish him luck….LOVED HIM ON TUDORS!



  • Pripri

    Brits rule ; ))

  • sunbears1

    @mold and mildew: Fassbender is playing Magneto in X-Men.

  • R&M

    Works for me! Mila Kunis or Emma Stone would make a great Lois Lane.

  • A E-G

    I’m more excited than ever right now! Zack did a great job directing WATCHMEN.

  • Sara

    Cool! Rachel McAdams or Leighton Meester for Lois Lane.