After long speculation that found actors as wide ranging in age and experience as Jon Hamm and Armie Hammer rumored for the role, Henry Cavill of The Tudors fame has landed the lead in director Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated Superman reboot tentatively titled The Man of Steel!
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have confirmed to Deadline that Cavill, who was once in the running to play James Bond and Batman in their respective recent reboots, emerged victorious in the quest to don the red, yellow and blue spandex in the film, which is due December 2012. He was also on the shortlist of actors to portray the Last Son of Krypton when Brett Ratner and McG were set to helm what turned into Bryan Singer’s 2006 film Superman Returns; Brandon Routh wore the cape in that chapter of the superhero legacy.
Cavill just wrapped Immortals with director Tarsem Singh and The Cold Light of Day opposite Bruce Willis. Both films will hit theaters later this year, when the lucky young actor will begin production on the Christopher Nolan-produced sequel being written by David Goyer and Jonah Nolan. All eyes now turn to Clark Kent’s favorite lady Lois Lane, a part I’ve long felt Anne Hathaway would be perfect for had she not taken the role of Selina Kyle in Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
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