Based on reports on Slash Film and Superherohype, we finally have a new face who will don the familiar red and blue costume of Superman. British actor Henry Cavill has been selected to play Clark Kent/ Superman in Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot film Superman: Man of Steel, which is expected to arrive in theaters on December 2012. While he is relatively unfamiliar to most people, Cavill was once attached to actually play Superman before in the movie Superman: Flyby by director McG. When plans were scrapped and Bryan Singer took over to make Superman Returns, Cavill was replaced by Brandon Routh to play The Man of Steel.
Cavill was also one of the top contenders to play James Bond in Casino Royale, a role that ultimately went to felow British actor Daniel Craig because the former was too young for the producers of the film. He was therefore labeled the "most unlucky man in Hollywood" by Empire Magazine in 2005, and things seemed to dangle downwards from there. Robert Pattinson even beat Cavill twice for two parts: One as Cedric in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and as Edward Cullen in the Twilight series! Inevitably, Cavill got roles in Stardust, The Tudors, and has an upcoming part in a big budget movie called Immortals as Theseus. Who would have thought he'd get his big chance again by being selected once more to play Superman! For more on the announcement, visit Slash Film and Superherohype!
Superman: Man of Steel is slated to fly and save the world on December, 2012!