Judging from the picture above, he definitely has the ‘chiseled’ look that Superman demands. However, as we all know from Bryan Singer’s horribly scribed Superman Returns, casting is only half the battle. Brandon Routh was the absolute perfect choice for that movie, but overly dry dialogue and a terribly boring story ruined that film.
I think we’re in good hands this go around however as Snyder is directing a film written by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan, the powerhouse behind the Batman franchise. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how this film pans out, but I think with the creative force behind it, we won’t be let down.
Oh, and here’s a picture of Cavill with his shirt off for our female nerds.
Here’s the official press release:
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Henry Cavill has won the coveted role of Superman, the iconic superhero.
The film will be directed by Zack Snyder, who 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.”
Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.
Cavill recently wrapped production on “The Cold Light of Day” and stars in the upcoming “Immortals,” opening this fall.
Targeted for release in December 2012, the new Superman movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.