Another Superman Movie? Really?

In the quest to find super heroes, here's a new one for you. Superman, yet again.

Henry Cavill, the star of Showtime's "The Tudors," has been cast as iconic superhero Superman in a film to be directed by Zack Snyder, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures confirmed in a statement Jan. 30.

"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."

Cavill will be seen later this year playing Greek warrior Theseus in director Tarsem Singh's action picture "Immortals," and opposite Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver in the thriller "The Cold Light of Day."

The 27-year-old actor was reportedly on the shortlist for "Superman Returns" when McG was to direct it, but when Bryan Singer took over the project he went with Brandon Routh instead.

Some fans don't, and didn't like either of these choices for their hero. Many die-hard Superman fans were hoping for Tom Welling from the TV series Smallville (Clark Kent/Superman) for this latest endeavor. 

So are you a Superman fan? What do you think? Which actor would be your choice for this iconic roll?



Debs Carr said...

As he's from Jersey and even more handsome in the flesh than he is in the Tudors, I have to say that I'm thrilled that Henry Cavill will be the new Superman.

Although to be honest, if it wasn't a local chap, I probably wouldn't be too bothered whether or not they made another Superman film, so I'm a little biased.

Amber Skyze said...

I'm thrilled Henry Cavill will be the new Superman. I know the DH will drag me kicking and screaming to the movie. LOL
I loved Henry in the Tudors.

Emma Lai said...

Cavill's a cutey. I'm a little tired of comic hero remakes, but hubby will undoubtedly make me see it so at least there will be some eye candy on the screen. :)

Charlie said...

I have never been a fan of the man with the big red s on his chest.

Kat said...

I prefer Marvel comics to DC. And in my opinion Christopher Reeve was the quintessential Superman.

Shelley Munro said...

I think he'll make a brilliant Superman. It just goes to show how enduring the Superman legend is.

Christina Phillips said...

Honestly, I don't care about Superman but if Henry Cavil is in it then I am THERE! I adore him! And OMG Debs, he's local to you? *Be still my beating heart*!

Kaye Manro said...

Yes and a double OMG to Debs for having Henry Cavill living close!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to add their opinion.

Seems most of us like Henry!

Clare Dargin said...

I liked Brandon Routh, he reminded me of Christopher Reeve. I'm sentimental like that.