Saturday, January 29, 2011

The New Superman Has Been Cast!

Apparently, the new Superman has been cast. No Brandon Routh will NOT be returning as the Man of Steel, and “Smallville’s” Tom Welling did not get the part either.

Instead, relatively unknown Henry Cavill has reportedly been cast to play the dual role of Clark Kent and Superman in the upcoming film, Superman: The Man of Steel. Cahill was a cast member of the Showtime series “The Tudors,” and has had smaller roles in the films Stardust and Whatever Works. He can also be seen in the upcoming film Immortals.

An interesting choice to go with an actor who’s not generally known to the mainstream audience. But it’s production team has incredible pedigree. Superman: The Man of Steel will be produced by Christopher Nolan, who we all know SAVED the Batman franchise with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight and responsible for other great films like Inception, Memento and The Prestige. Zach Snyder who has an impressive resume including Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen and the upcoming Sucker Punch is attached as director. While no word yet on the story, the film is being written by David S. Goyer who gave us classics like Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Blade II and Dark City.