Henry Cavill is Superman

Snyder announced his lead as The Man of Steel in the very well deserved reboot to this franchise.

HENRY CAVILL WILL TAKE ON THE DUAL ROLE OF CLARK KENT / SUPERMAN IN THE NEW FILM FROM

WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES

BURBANK, CA, January 30, 2011 – 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.”

Targeted for release in December 2012, the new Superman movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

This British actor has good credentials with The Theater which is essential to the guy donning the cape and tights. Cavill has been one of the fan picks for years like Christan Bale was before Batman Begins ever came to be (pre-major gravel). Also, he auditioned for the role twice when Brett Ratner (X-Men Derailer) and Bryan Singer (Donner Homage) were onboard.

Look-wise, it’s like George Perez’s rendition stepped off the page. He’s got the natural curly hair to pull off The Spit Curl unlike the one pasted onto Brandon Routh’s head.