Henry Cavill is Superman

By: The Superficial / January 31, 2011

Back when Bryan Singer was getting ready to bore the world to tears by paying homage to Christopher Reeve via a flying, gay Jesus in tights, British actor Henry Cavill (The Tudors) made it to the final round of casting only to be passed over for Brandon Routh which worked out for the best considering five people even know who that is now. Fast forward to yesterday where Warner Bros. announced Henry will finally get his chance to play a presumably spray-painted abs and underwear-only Supes in Zack Snyder’s Superman: Man of Steel. Via The Hollywood Reporter:

“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,” Snyder said. “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.”

With both Batman and Spider-Man currently being played by British actors, there’s already been some scuttlebutt – Or balderdash? Eh, poppycock. – over another limey playing one of America’s most iconic characters to which I say, who’s giving all this fuck? It’s pretend. It’s not like Superman’s going to save a school bus then go, “Oy, kids, that was close, innit? Now rememba: Never brush your teeth and always silently capitulate to the Germans at first. Cheerio!” Now, Aquaman? He’d pull that shit. Bloody pacifist.

Adding… McNulty and Stringer Bell? Both British. I rest me case, guv’na.

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