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    Sent to Earth as an infant from the dying planet Krypton, Kal-El was adopted by the loving Kent family and raised in America's heartland as Clark Kent. Using his immense solar-fueled powers, he became Superman to defend mankind against all manner of threats while championing truth, justice, and the American way!

    Henry Cavill Cast As Superman

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    Edited By gmanfromheck
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    The moment many have been waiting for, Warner Bros. has announced who will play the Man of Steel in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot. British actor Henry Cavill has been cast to portray Clark Kent/Superman for the Legendary Pictures production. 
     
    Cavill was apparently the front runner but a decision hadn't been made up until now. Cavill just finished The Cold Light of Day and will also star in this Fall's Immortals, directed by Tarsem Sing. Cavill also starred in Showtimes The Tudors television series. 
     
    For those concerned that a British actor is playing Superman, don't forget that Christian Bale is also British. What might not be well known is according to Deadline, Cavill also auditioned to play the Dark Knight and was also a contender for James Bond (but was said to be too young at the time). 
     
    Cavill will now have to practice wearing the familiar red and blue tights with the movie being targeted for a December 2012 release. 
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    #1  Edited By Primmaster64

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    #2  Edited By Gambit1024

    <3

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    #3  Edited By EnSabahNurX

    Geez all our actors are british now lol

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    #4  Edited By Magian

    Visually he looks good. Haven't seen him acting though so I can't tell.

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    #5  Edited By Primmaster64

    If he looks anything like the picture i posted the why not?

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    #6  Edited By Precise

    Good actor ^_^ 
    And I read a rumor somewhere that the story would be based on Superman: Birthright, so i'm rather looking forward to this movie =)

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    #7  Edited By Gambit1024
    @Precise said:
    " Good actor ^_^  And I read a rumor somewhere that the story would be based on Superman: Birthright, so i'm rather looking forward to this movie =) "
    I really hope it is. Birthright is the best story ever :)
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    #8  Edited By Primmaster64
    @Precise: Really?
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    #9  Edited By Magian
    @Precise said:
    " Good actor ^_^  And I read a rumor somewhere that the story would be based on Superman: Birthright, so i'm rather looking forward to this movie =) "
    Really? Nice.
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    #10  Edited By leokearon

    Never really heard of him, but then again I never heard about Routh until Superman Returns and I liked him, so fingers crossed
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    #11  Edited By Precise
    @Gambit1024:@Primmaster64:@ComicMan24: Well, I read an article somewhere that had this as a rumor. Don't know if it's true.
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    #12  Edited By CrimsonAvenger

    He looks like a good choice for the role, I just hope they make him tougher and not a pretty boy Superman.

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    #13  Edited By Primmaster64

    He has to get in shape

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    #14  Edited By gmanfromheck
    @leokearon:  
    Not sure who picked the music for this... 
      
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    #15  Edited By Magian
    @Precise: If it is true, it would be really nice.
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    #16  Edited By Gambit1024
    @Primmaster64: That won't be too difficult for him: 
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    #17  Edited By Nick-SV(ril)

    Truth, Justice and the British way.

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    #18  Edited By ImperiousRix

    Cool I guess. 
    Definitely has that iron-jawed, blue-eyed look that Supes needs, but I'll wait to see if he can play the role convincingly.

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    #19  Edited By Primmaster64
    @Gambit1024: Well he has to get more buff.
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    #20  Edited By waruikumo

    Isn't Spider-Man also British now? 
     
    Bail is sorta half brit,  didn't he split time between the uk and us as a child/teen years? 
     
    Wolverine is Australian, and Captain America can't act.  Go figure.

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    #21  Edited By Magian
    @Primmaster64: Getting in shape is easy to do nowdays.
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    #22  Edited By Primmaster64
    @waruikumo: lol
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    #23  Edited By Gambit1024
    @Primmaster64: I think he looks alright. Definitely better than Routh anyway. 
    @waruikumo said:
    "Captain America can't act.  Go figure. "
    So true :(
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    #24  Edited By kungnima

    I wanted it to be Joe Manganiello..

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    #25  Edited By cattlebattle

    I still vote for Tom Welling  
     
    Supermans fictional physical features are Tom Wellings real life physical features
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    cool 

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    #27  Edited By Rheged

    What??  Not Gerard Butler?!  LOL!  Just kidding.
     
    I do love Henry Cavill, but I never thought of him as Superman material.  Ah well, we know Zack can make anyone buff after the 300, so no worries there.  Looking forward to it!

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    #28  Edited By Kim-so

    Where is new image of planet krypton? and cities Kandor, Kryptonopolis and Argo City? next villain Brainiac invading  Kandor at the beginning of the film.

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    #29  Edited By Primmaster64
    @Gambit1024: He still has to get more buff...he's ripped, not buff.
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    #30  Edited By Sanj

    Awesome.  

    Also, 

    Batman = British 
    Spiderman = British 
    Superman = British 
    Wolverine = Australian (Ok not British, but we have the same queen, so...close enough! xD)  
     
    I think it would have been pretty funny if Captain America was played by a British dude lol. 

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    #31  Edited By Primmaster64
    @sanj said:
    " Awesome. Batman = British Spiderman = British Superman = British Wolverine = Australian (Ok not British, but we have the same queen, so...close enough! xD) "
    O_O
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    #32  Edited By Gambit1024

    Holy $&!* it's Clark Kent. SOLD.  

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    #33  Edited By Billy Batson

    nice

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    #34  Edited By Backflip

    British do it better. 

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    #35  Edited By Fantasgasmic

    Superman, Spiderman, Batman, & Jim Gordon, are all British. That isn't the surprising part of the news. I'm just shocked how much that photo looks like Clark Kent

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    #36  Edited By apg103

     The movie all depends on the villain. Routh was ok but the movie sucked because of storylines and how they used lex luther as the main villain.
     
    If the next film is based on birthright, it should be cool. I like Lex Luther and all but he should only be a supporting villain for the next few films. Superman movies need a heavy hitter Braniac is a perfect choice. if portrayed correctly.

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    #37  Edited By Magian
    @Gambit1024 said:
    " Holy $&!* it's Clark Kent. SOLD.  
    "
    That's him? Wow. Uncanny resemblance.
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    #38  Edited By Primmaster64
    @Gambit1024: HOLY S#IT 
     
     
    Who's the villain? Brainiac? MONGUL? Darkseid?
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    #39  Edited By Magian

    Now we need a villain. Please no Luthor again.

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    #40  Edited By Gambit1024

    Luthor shouldn't be the main villain, but he needs to be involved in the plot. 

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    #41  Edited By Billy Batson
    @ComicMan24: Prim wants Mongul.
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    #42  Edited By Rowen545

    Poor Brandon Routh, still say he was not the problem with that movie.
    But this guy looks like he will do a good job.

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    #43  Edited By Primmaster64
    @Gambit1024: Hell NO!
     
     
    GIVE me MOngul!
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    #44  Edited By Magian
    @rowen545 said:
    " Poor Brandon Routh, still say he was not the problem with that movie. But this guy looks like he will do a good job. "
    I agree. He was good IMO.
     
    @Gambit1024 said:
    " Luthor shouldn't be the main villain, but he needs to be involved in the plot.  "

    I wouldn't mind mind him in a supportive role but not main villain.
     
    @Billy Batson said:
    " @ComicMan24: Prim wants Mongul. "

    I know lol
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    #45  Edited By Magian
    @Primmaster64:

    DARKSEID

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    #46  Edited By Mr. Dead Pool
    @Primmaster64:
    I vote Brainiac
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    #47  Edited By Primmaster64
    @rowen545: He wasen't it was just the plot.
    @ComicMan24:

    MONGUL

     
    @Mr. Dead Pool:
    Hmmmm
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    #48  Edited By jointron33
    @Primmaster64:
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGG 
    THIS IS EPIC!!!!!! 
     
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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    #49  Edited By moffattbooks

    actor cast...just give me Superman already!!!  adkfjad;lkjfad;kljf;k jadsf;kljfkj <eyes blows up monitor> whoops....

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    #50  Edited By Magian
    @jointron33: Hey.
     
    @Primmaster64:

    DARKSEID :p

     
     @Mr. Dead Pool said:
    " @Primmaster64: I vote Brainiac "
    If done correctly, I wouldn't mind.

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