“The Tudors” actor Henry Cavill has been cast as Superman in the Superman reboot film, according to Entertainment Weekly. According to a statement by director Zack Snyder released in a Warner Brothers press release over the weekend, stated, “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.”

As stated above, Cavill, originally from Jersey, Channel Islands, is most widely known for his role as Charles Brandon on “The Tudors.” Some movies that are listed in his resume include “Stardust”, “Tristan + Isolde”, and “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

The Superman reboot is supposed to bring grit and real-world vulnerability to the character. David S. Goyer is over the screenplay, which is based on a story by him and Christopher Nolan. Nolan is also one of the producers of the film (early in the film’s pre-production, it was stated that Nolan would direct the film, but Snyder has since taken the helm).

According to Entertainment Weekly, the film is supposed to be in theaters December 2012.

Henry Cavill as Superman
Henry Cavill as Superman

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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