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The New Superman: Henry Cavill

posted by Nell Minow
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English actor Henry Cavill has been cast as Superman in the new movie to be directed by Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”). This is fourth-time lucky for Cavill, as he reportedly was an almost-choice for Edward in “Twilight,” James Bond, Batman and even the most recent Superman movie. Viewers may know him as Charles Brandon in television’s “The Tudors.”

Superman was the creation of then-teenagers Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. He first appeared in Action Comics #1. Look in your attic and see if you can find a copy — in excellent condition, it’s worth at least one million dollars.

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He is probably the most popular comic book character of all time and one of the most recognizable characters in the world. Superman has appeared on radio, television, and movies. Cavill’s predecessors in that role include George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, and Brandon Routh.

Any suggestions for Lois, Jimmy, Perry White, Lex Luthor, and Ma and Pa Kent? Which is your favorite version of Superman?



  • Wendy

    I thoroughly enjoyed Lois and Clark, but my heart will always belong to Christopher Reeve. My seven-year-old self fell hard and never quite recovered. My favorite scene of all was when Superman defied everything and turned back the earth to save the woman he loved.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    There will never be another one like Christopher Reeve, Wendy, a Superman in real life as well as on screen.

  • Atlanta

    superman is more interesting rather than any other characters.

  • kairen rose

    when I was a kid, I love superman!!!now that I have a son he wants to be a superman….

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks, Kairen Rose! My son loved his Superman pajamas.

  • Atlanta Roofing

    Cavill has a good face, but his body needs a lot of work. The body needed to look good in magazines and commercials is entirely different than the body required of Superman. We’ve entered a new age of Superhero actors with Thor, Wolverine, and Captain America. Even Chris Reeve’s old shape would have the fans up in arms these days, as too weak.

  • Mary

    I think that he was very good as Charles Brandon in Tudors even though the character’s aging wasn’t very well portrayed (but I guess that was not his fault). I also think that he was a good choice for Superman. I hadn’t thought of him for the part, but it’s a nice surprise…

  • Atlanta Roofing

    Dean Cain was the best Superman even though he just played him on TV.

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