Henry Cavill Cast as Superman

By: Jackson Lourd

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Henry Cavill! The handsome star of Showtime's acclaimed historical drama The Tudors has been chosen to play the man of steel in the latest reboot of the Superman franchise, reports entertainment website Deadline

The film is scheduled for release in December 2012. Read more about the selection of Cavill after the jump.


The Warner Bros. film will produced by Dark Knight's Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder, who released the following statement to the press:

“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.”