As we reported back in November, the studios were searching for thesps between 28 and 32 years of age and whoever they chose would probably be from a TV series or a relative unknown ala prior Men of Steel Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh.
Ladies and gents, meet 28 year-old Henry Cavill, star of "The Tudors" on Showtime and the upcoming "Immortals," opening this fall.
The film will be directed by Zack Snyder, who stated in a press release, "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 Pictures 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."
Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. It will be written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.
Look for the film on big screens December 2012
This casting sucks donkey balls!