Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have officially announced that Henry Cavill will be playing Clark Kent (oh, and Superman!) in the new Superman movie directed by 300 and Sucker Punch director, Zack Synder. Here’s what Snyder had to say about Cavill:
“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 movie is being written by by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan. The movie still doesn’t have a title but is scheduled to be released for a December 2012 release. Let’s hope we’re all still alive to see it. Most people might not be familiar with the 27 year old, who is best known for playing The Duke of Suffolk on “The Tudors“, so it’ll be interesting to see how the Brit pulls off the American superhero. Cavill recently wrapped production on “The Cold Light of Day” and stars in the upcoming “Immortals“, opening this fall.
And it doesn’t hurt that Henry looks like this!