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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 Piccolo Daimaoh View Post
    Wow Nolan cast a Brit to play Superman, who saw that coming.
    Kind of off topic, but why are all the actors you see in things nowadays British actors playing Americans? I...I just don't get it.
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    If the talent is there why not? Can you imagine anyone better playing House than Hugh Laurie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCB View Post
    If the talent is there why not? Can you imagine anyone better playing House than Hugh Laurie?
    That's true. I just find it funny that pretty much 90% of the big American roles are going to British actors and actresses playing American. It's weird. It's a fairly recent phenomenon (being widespread, I mean).

    ...and they still have Americans playing the British.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCB View Post
    If the talent is there why not? Can you imagine anyone better playing House than Hugh Laurie?
    House? Does he fight for truth, justice and the American way? No, but Superman does.
    If the better actor is Edward Norton should he play James Bond or, yikes, Doctor Who?
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    Judging from some of the newer pictures I've seen, I hope that they get Jeremy Irons to play Jor-El.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspecter View Post
    Kind of off topic, but why are all the actors you see in things nowadays British actors playing Americans? I...I just don't get it.
    I think I'm seeing more Aussies becoming American stars like Russel Crowe, Sam Worthington, Guy Pearce, Hugh Jackman, and the late Heath Ledger. Maybe most American actors just lack the wanted screen presence? At least we have a lot of options here in the States, we'll take anyone that can fake a decent American accent (admittedly we're getting a little less strict about that judging by Worthington's efforts).

    Quote Originally Posted by Piccolo Daimaoh View Post
    House? Does he fight for truth, justice and the American way? No, but Superman does.
    If the better actor is Edward Norton should he play James Bond or, yikes, Doctor Who?
    I have trouble picturing any non British actor embodying the Doctor (not even all Brits can do that), though Bond has been played by, sure enough, an Australian before. The Brits haven't forgotten all those American Robin Hoods, but I guess it's their own fault for killing off their own Robin Hoods every time they get a good show going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCB View Post
    If the talent is there why not? Can you imagine anyone better playing House than Hugh Laurie?
    How about Kiefer Sutherland? LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbagok View Post
    I have trouble picturing any non British actor embodying the Doctor (not even all Brits can do that), though Bond has been played by, sure enough, an Australian before. The Brits haven't forgotten all those American Robin Hoods, but I guess it's their own fault for killing off their own Robin Hoods every time they get a good show going.

    There was an American James Bond in the original Casino Royale from the late 50's/early 60's. You bring up George Lazenby and yes, he was Australian, and yes On Her Majesty's Secret Service is one of the greatest Bond films of all time so he gets a pass in my book. He wasn't a bad Bond.
    I don't think there has been a bad Doctor, just bad writing. Colin Baker and Paul McGann were good as the Doctor, though Colin Baker's close could blind an old woman.
    Robin Hood though sucks. When I think of Robin Hood I think of Errol Flynn who was Australian, like Russell Crowe, or American Kevin Costner.
    It's like having Aragorn being played by an American.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehenyo View Post
    How about Kiefer Sutherland? LOL!
    House is the Jack Bauer of doctors to be fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCB View Post
    House is the Jack Bauer of doctors to be fair.

    Or the Sherlock Holmes of doctors with his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson, ah Dr. Wilson.
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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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    another brit taking american hero's

    big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piccolo Daimaoh View Post
    There was an American James Bond in the original Casino Royale from the late 50's/early 60's.
    Are you thinking of Woody Allen as Jimmy Bond, the evil nephew of James Bond who was played by British actor David Niven in that movie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbagok View Post
    Are you thinking of Woody Allen as Jimmy Bond, the evil nephew of James Bond who was played by British actor David Niven in that movie?
    No, he was referring to the 1954 TV movie starring Barry Nelson.
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