Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Henry Cavill is the New Superman

27-year-old Brit, Henry Cavill has been cast in the dual role of Superman and Clark Kent in the 2012 movie that will reboot the Superman film franchise.  The movie is reportedly entitled, "The Man of Steel."
Apparently, this is not the first time that Cavill has been considered for the role.  He was the leading candidate before Brandon Routh was chosen to play the star in Superman Returns (2006).  Cavill was supposedly considered for the role of James Bond before it went to Daniel Craig.
Here, is the Warner Bros. press release announcing Cavill as the new Superman:
Henry Cavill Will Take on the Dual Role of Clark Kent / Superman in the New Film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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. [END]

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