It´s the beginning of a new era! Warner Bros Pictures has oficially announced today that actor Henry Cavill ("Stardust", "The Tudors") will portray Superman in the upcoming film directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan.
Apparently, this is not the first time that the actor tries for the role of Clark Kent, as he was very close to scoring the part back when "Superman Returns" had McG attached as director, and before Bryan Singer took over, casting Brandon Routh instead.
The official press release reads as follows:
"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.”
The new Superman film is set for a December 2012 release.
I personally believe that they made the right decision by sticking to an actor that is not widely known but clearly looks the part.
What do you guys think? Have the producers made the right casting choice? Sound off in the comments!