We’ve been speculating about this for a long time now and even more so once Zach Snyder was confirmed as the director for the reboot of the Superman big screen franchise. Of course I’m talking about the question of who would play the new “Man of Steel.”
Well, according to AICN, that question has been answered. The new Superman? Henry Cavill. Don’t worry if you can’t place the name immediately as Cavill is probably best known for playing the role of Charles Brandon in the Showtime series The Tudors but hasn’t exactly broken out as a star in his own right. Obviously, that’s about to change.
He’s also been seen in Hellraiser: Hellworld, Tristan + Isolde and Stardust, so he’s got some acting credits behind him. According to the report, everyone involved with the casting of the new Superman is thrilled with Cavill’s take on the character, so that’s a good thing.
The new film begins shooting in four months with a planned release in December of 2012. So, how do we feel about this development? Are you disappointed that Tom Welling, or your favorite choice, didn’t make the cut?