Director Zack Snyder (300 and Watchmen) decided to cast British actor Henry Cavill, known for his role in Showtime series “The Tudors”, as the new man of steel in the upcoming Superman movie, by Warner Brothers Studio.
The screenplay of the film was written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) based on a story created by Mr. Goyer and Christopher Nolan, the writer and director of “Inception.”
“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,” said Snyder who added that Cavill is “the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield.”
The 27-year-old actor will be seen playing Clark Kent and his secret identity in December 2012, release date of the movie.