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    Snyder's Superman: The Man of Steel chosen

    Although it'd take almost 2 years to see this movie at the theaters, Snyder's Superman will have this face:



    He's Henry Cavill.
    He's appeared in the Count of Monte Christo & The Tudors.

    The guy certanly has the look, but would have to fill really big red boots to top Christopher Reeves and in a minor scale Routh's.
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    i always liked my superman with a little muscles
    Roth was on the skronny side

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    Routh's shoes are easy to fill.


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    deadline.com:

    Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have found their new Man of Steel. Deadline had been hearing for the past weeks that British actor Henry Cavill was the frontrunner for the much coveted Clark Kent/Superman role in this much anticipated reboot. But as of last week, Warner Bros film chief Jeff Robinov hadn't seen Cavill's or the other screentests and made his decision in recent days. Repped by CAA, Cavill just wrapped production on The Cold Light of Day and stars in the upcoming Immortals, opening this fall. Directed by Tarsem Sing, Caville in Immortals plays the he-man Greek warrior Theseus who battles mythological gods including Poseidon, Zeus, Minotaur, and Herecles. Given that set up, Warner Bros clearly has chosen a more macho leading man for Superman than the previous Brandon Routh or even Christopher Reeve. "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," a Warner Bros exec just told us. "We're really going to try and make Superman as contemporary as possible." And just like it did with Christian Bale in the Batman reboot, the studio has gone with a British actor. In fact, Cavill also auditioned for the Batman role but lost out to Bale in 2005. He also was a contender for James Bond but was deemed too young and lost out to Daniel Craig. Clearly, Cavill is a franchise waiting to happen. He also has a past with Superman. Before Bryan Singer came on to direct Superman Returns and cast Brandon Routh, Cavill had been one of the frontrunner choices for directers Brett Ratner and McG when they were going to helm the picture. That Superman was younger, and this time, the intention was to cast an actor near 30. Cavill, who will be 28 this year, was born in the Channel Islands and his film credits include The Count Of Monte Cristo.

    The new film from Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures is being produced by Christopher Nolan (It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's Chris Nolan! He'll Mentor Superman 3.0) and directed by Zack Snyder, who made this statement: “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. 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.” Warner Bros, Nolan, and Snyder cast a "wide net" to find the next Man of Steel. Last November, insiders told Deadline that the studio was open to creating a star as it rebooted the Superman franchise: specifically, that the actor would either be a discovery or on TV but likely someone who isn't well known yet. And he'd be in the age range of 28-to-32. The studio considered hundreds of young actors before making a decision just like Sony Pictures did before choosing Andrew Garfield. There was buzz on actors like Armie Hammer, the strapping 6'5" actor, and Tyler Winklevoss, who was eyed to play Batman in a Justice League movie that Mad Max helmer George Miller was poised to direct, and True Blood's Joe Manganiello, who claimed during a recent movie junket that he'd been considered, and Ian Somerhalder of The Vampire Diaries.

    While the Batman films have been populated by established stars Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and now Christian Bale, Superman has always lent itself to discoveries. Christopher Reeve was a find in the Salkind franchise, as was Brandon Routh in the Bryan Singer-directed Superman Returns. (Before Routh got the job, Matt Bomer was eyed seriously by almost-directors McG and Brett Ratner.) Even on the small screen, the original Superman TV series star George Reeves and Smallville's Tom Welling and Lois & Clark's Dean Cain were discoveries. The lone exception we can recall was the time that Tim Burton tried to put together a Superman film with Nicolas Cage, an effort that failed because the budget became so high. And then Josh Hartnett was courted during the Ratner version (that got scrapped when Singer took over), but Hartnett didn't take the role, even though he stood to potentially make $100 million for three pictures if all had been made. Trust us, the new guy is going to get hired on the cheap.

    Other producers include Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers. The new Superman is targeted for release in December 2012.

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    Cavill's a pretty good choice I think, based on what I've seen of him on the Tudors and the photos. I remember he was painfully close to being Superman and James Bond a few years ago, but he was deemed too young, and that had to sting to miss out so publicly. Looks like time was indeed all it took. It's interesting that Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man, three American culture icons, will all be played by British actors now. I hope Cavill and Garfield go down as successes like Vivien Leigh's Scarlet and not, I don't know, Albert Finney's Daddy Warbucks or something (although I liked Finney anyway). I am very glad that it was not Mathew Goode, as he seemed like a much better fit for Batman than Superman to me.

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    I think Routh was a better looking Superman...
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    Wow Nolan cast a Brit to play Superman, who saw that coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
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    Hey they used the term "he-man" when describing Theseus! I know it's known more than anything as the name of Eternia's champion, but I like when it's used as it's intended meaning too that way it's easier to defnd when it comes down to it.
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    WOW. He absolutely looks the part! So far, so good! I loved Routh and Superman Returns, but I get that that's done, and I've been over the moon happy with every bit of news about the reboot!
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    Awesome choice!

    Glad to see someone new - never got the Routh Superman...

    This guy actually reminds me a little of the 80s Superboy "John Newton"! Cool!

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    I think this a cool photoshoped image of Cavill as Superman! I just hope we get a suit that looks as good!

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    The Man Of Steel/Superman Movie Reboot Thread

    Since there are a few different threads out there pertaining to casting for this movie, I felt it might be a good idea for the mods to condense them into one thread. Especially for when the movie is eventually released.

    To christen this thread, I figured I'd start by sharing the "great" news on who was cast as Lois Lane.



    Amy Adams

    http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/...-be-lois-lane/
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    With black hair or "dark brown hair," she might be good. She's beautiful and an Academy Award nominee. I think I've only seen her comedies though.

    I'm still not digging the guy they cast as Superman though... Routh totally looked the part. This guy doesn't do it for me. He looks more like Robin.
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    The one good thing about Adams is that she can do intense as well as bubbly(I want Lois to be both of those). The girl from Superman Returns(besides looking way too young and supposedly having an eating disorder) had no personality. Lois Lane should not be portrayed as a cold fish.

    I don't really have an opinion on Henry Cavill. I wish the guy playing Superman was either American or Canadian(like the character's 2 creators), but he looks enough like Superman that I'm OK so far. I hope he's good at hiding his British accent.

    I'm more nervous about the costume Zack Snyder is going to give him. He's been quoted as saying it won't look like Christopher Reeve's. Even the costume in Superman Returns wasn't a big departure. I just hope it isn't something like these...









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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Shokoti View Post
    I'm more nervous about the costume Zack Snyder is going to give him. He's been quoted as saying it won't look like Christopher Reeve's. Even the costume in Superman Returns wasn't a big departure. I just hope it isn't something like these...
    While Snyder said that it wouldn't be like Reeve's suit, he means Spandex. It will be something similar how the Returns suit was minus all the \S/ all over it, Has more of the opened neck that the suit is to have, and not be so dark. But not be so bright as Reeve's was. Probably along the lines of this!



    I just hope they get the hair right! I hated how Routh's hair was so static when he walked around. Then blowing in the wind when flying. The static again when he stopped.
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    I've heard recent rumors that Snyder is going to be taking cues from 'Batman Begins' for the new Superman film. So, does this mean Clark Kent will be doing a dress rehearsal to become Superman for 90 minutes of the film like 'Batman Begins' did with Bruce Wayne??



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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvelous0ne View Post
    While Snyder said that it wouldn't be like Reeve's suit, he means Spandex. It will be something similar how the Returns suit was minus all the \S/ all over it, Has more of the opened neck that the suit is to have, and not be so dark. But not be so bright as Reeve's was. Probably along the lines of this!
    I hope you're right. Snyder was pretty faithful with Watchmen. I hope he doesn't decide to give us "his Superman". He's really hit or miss with me as a director. I loved Dawn Of The Dead, thought Watchmen was OK(Malin Akerman really dragged the movie down imo), hated 300, & was bored to tears in The Legend Of The Guardians. Superman is neck in neck with He-Man for my favorite fictional hero of all time.

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    Lois was a redhead in the comics from the late 80's through the 90's
    I'm not complaining since I LOVE redheads, but I always thought the red in her hair was similar to the blue in Superman's hair; a way to show texture while keeping the dark colors of their hair.
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    I wonder if they will change Adams's hair. Right now she looks spot on for Lana Lang, but I know she has the range to be Lois. I think in the old show, Lois was actually a red head in a few episodes too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    I'm still not digging the guy they cast as Superman though... Routh totally looked the part. This guy doesn't do it for me. He looks more like Robin.
    I don't see Robin, but I am not surprised they cast someone younger as opposed to a George Reeves type. For me though, just going on looks, Cavill makes me think of Superman while Routh made me think of Rushmore. I say that though as someone who liked Superman Returns and Routh in the role.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbagok View Post
    I don't see it, but I am not surprised they cast someone younger as opposed to a George Reeves type. For me though, just going on looks, Cavill makes me think of Superman while Routh made me think of Rushmore. I say that though as someone who liked Superman Returns and Routh in the role.
    Do you mean Mount Rushmore or the star of the movie Rushmore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Shokoti View Post
    Do you mean Mount Rushmore or the star of the movie Rushmore?
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    Henry Cavill (aka Superman) at WonderCon:



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    not sold on this guy yet. brandon routh (especially now) looks a lot more like superman than he does.

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    I can't see Blueboy in those pics, but I thought Ledger as Joker was crazy when I first heard that as well, so I'll reserve judgement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCreviews4628 View Post
    I can't see Blueboy in those pics, but I thought Ledger as Joker was crazy when I first heard that as well, so I'll reserve judgement.
    I agree. I sort of see him pulling it off. I've been wrong on actor/character placement many times...so I'll wait also.
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