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Published On: Sun, Jan 30th, 2011

‘Tudors’ star Henry Cavill cast as Superman

EW confirms Henry Cavill, actor from the Showtime series “The Tudors”, has been cast as Superman in Zack Snyder (“300”, “Watchmen”) reboot titled “Man of Steel” slated for release in December 2012. UPDATE: Man of Steel will be released in the summer of 2013.

Cavill played Henry’s lifelong friend Charles Brandon and will now transition into fanboy superstardom donning the cape in “Man of Steel.” While details have not been released

From the Warner Bros. release, Snyder says “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.”

Warner Bros. Executive stated “He’s got an amazing quality. He doesn’t look too much like Reeve and Routh but he’s big and strong and he has a very modern feel to him […] We’re really going to try and make Superman as contemporary as possible.”

Next will come rumors about a possible villain, but writer David Goyer hinted only at the influence of the “Secret Origins” storyline. (Read more details here)

Henry Cavill as Superman in "Man of Steel"  Warner Bros

Henry Cavill as Superman in “Man of Steel” Warner Bros

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