Zack Snyder, the director known for Sucker Punch, is planning a Superman movie that is set to release in December 2012. But who has will be cast as the famous Man of Steel? He has said that he wants a relatively unknown actor to play the superhero, and seems he finally found his man.
A Warner Brothers exec told Deadline today that British actor Henry Cavill (best known for his role as Charles Brandon in Tudors), has been cast in the role. Here’s what the executive had to say about cavill:
He’s got an amazing quality. He doesn’t look too much like Reeve and Routh but he’s big and strong and he has a very modern feel to him […] We’re really going to try and make Superman as contemporary as possible.
How will he do? Only time will tell, but we’ll surely be following his progress.