Photo of Henry Cavill lifted off of the internet somewhere willy nilly.
By Christian Nicholson
I really like Henry Cavill. I think his character in The Tudors was interesting and nuanced. Charles Brandon was a character who was at first lustful, irresponsible, and dashing, but over time grew into a King's man. He later became haunted by what he'd done. Cavill managed to play the character true, despite many changes, and managed to convey a man much older and (hopefully) more remorseful than himself. For Superman, however, his capability might be wasted.
Art by Jim Lee, used without any permission whatsoever, but look how cool it is.
I really have no idea how Man Of Steel might come out (who does? They haven’t started filming yet). Zack Snyder is known for doing really note accurate interpretations of comic book adaptations, but this project is totally different. We know he can direct the shit out of some action, and has real understanding for super-hero nuance without dipping into camp, but we don’t know how he’ll do with a more or less new thing. I think after we see his upcoming “Sucker Punch” we’ll have a pretty idea about how Man Of Steel is going to turn out.
However casting Henry Cavill as Kal El bodes really well.
Press Release Follows:
Henry Cavill Will Take On the Dual Role of Clark Kent/Superman in the New Film From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Henry Cavill has won the coveted role of Superman, the iconic superhero.