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Henry Cavill to Play Superman 2011-01-30 20:15:47

Meet Your New Superman, Henry Cavill

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the next Man of Steel: Henry Cavill has officially signed on for Zack Snyder's Superman (much to the chagrin of Chuck fans everywhere). The British actor is best known for his role on The Tudors, and was also up for the lead in Superman Returns (which eventually went to Brandon Routh).

British actors seem to be snagging comic book hero roles left and right: Cavill is in the company of James McAvoy in X-Men: First Class, Christian Bale as Batman, and Andrew Garfield as our newest Spider-Man. In fact, fellow Brit Matthew Goode was supposedly second in line to take on Cavill's role.

Cavill definitely looks dashing enough to take on the superhero (plus, his hair kind of falls perfectly for the part), but what do you think — can you see him in the iconic role?

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simplystella simplystella 6 years
Is it just me or he kinda looks like Matthew Bomer?
peacelove7 peacelove7 6 years
Oh i think he will be perfect for this! I'm so glad he's starting to get the work he deserves. I love him in the tudors! p.s. he is who edward is supposedly fashioned after. but by the time they started making the movies, he was too old to play edward!
reesiecup reesiecup 6 years
i could see him in the role, or only a cape. it looks good either way. charles brandon lives on!! :D
gd101 gd101 6 years
gah! i was rooting for Joe Manganiello! oh well :)
campbrad campbrad 6 years
I LOVE him!!!!! So excited that he got a huge new role!
misslilad misslilad 6 years
i like it. he even has a bit of christopher reeve look to him that i never noticed before. keeping fingers crossed that this new superman film will turn out better than the last. also keeping my fingers crossed that kate bosworth will not be returning as lois lane
lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
I love this; he's super hot, super talented, and definitely looks good in tights (see The Tudors, for your own good). I just hope the movie turns out better than the last Superman (which also had a fantastic Clark Kent/Superman in Brandon Routh)...
zeze zeze 6 years
LOVE IT!!! We haven't had a hot Superman since Dean Caine was thin. So excited, I've been dying to see him in more movies and leading roles, and since this will include spandex and sexy glasses I'm in.
nickpirce nickpirce 6 years
good day for Henry Cavill
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