After many months of fan-boy speculation, debate, and argument, it has been announced that Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen) and company have selected British actor Henry Cavill to star in the much anticipated film, Superman: Man of Steel.
Henry Cavill is most notably known for his roles as Albert Mondego in The Count of Monte Cristo (dir. Kevin Reynolds, 2002), Humphrey in Stardust (dir. Matthew Vaughn, 2007) and as Charles Brandon in The Tudors television series. Cavill will be coming off Tarsem Singh’s Immortals, starring Mickey Rourke, which is set to be a Greek-epic released later this year. Superman: Man of Steel has a lot to live up to as its predecessors are legendary in the world of comic book cinema and after the somewhat disappointing attempt from Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, many wonder if Snyder will be able to revive the franchise. Good fortune for Snyder, though, as he will be working off a story laid down by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer (the team that revived the Batman franchise), with the film set for a 2012 release.
— Aaron Faulkner