Monday, January 31, 2011
New Superman lead finally cast!
I'm on pins and needles for the Superman Reboot to be directed by Zach Snyder. They have finally cast the lead and it's handsome British actor, Henry Cavill, 27. He will don the tights for the December 2012 movie.
Read a NY Times article about the casting choice.
Henry Cavill on IMDB
Henry was currently on TV in 'The Tudors' and in movie like 'Stardust' and the upcoming 'Immortals' a movie about Greek Mythology. He has a classical acting background. Some may remember him from the movie 'The Count of Monte Cristo' as the teenaged son of the Count. But he's been in many other productions since then. Henry unfortunately had the reputation as 'The unluckiest guy in Hollywood.' He appears to be everyone's first choice, but then gets overlooked.
In 2005 he was the first choice to play Superman in 'Superman Returns' however the part went to Brandon Routh. He was also picked to play Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight Series' but was then told he was too old for the part. He was considered for the new James Bond, but was considered too young. Sigh! Fickle Hollywood!