News has just surfaced that Zack Snyder (300, WATCHMEN) has cast English actor Henry Cavill to play Superman in his new big screen adaptation, SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL. 27-year-old Cavill has popped up in the likes of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO and WHATEVER WORKS, but is probably best known for his role as Charles Grandon in Showtime's hit period drama series THE TUDORS. Expect more casting news to pop up in the near future as Snyder's reboot of the faltering comic book series already has a scheduled release date of December 2012.
Interestingly, Henry Cavill's casting continues the current British dominance in landing big screen superhero roles, with Batman, Spider-Man, Professor X, Magneto, Odin and now Kal-el himself all going to prominent young actors from the UK. Chris Evans had better watch his back or Statham will be swiping Cap's shield off him before the year is out!
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