The 28 year old British actor Henry Cavill who’s mostly know for his co-starring role in Tudors was confirmed as the new Man Of Steel yesterday.
Cavill is one of the present rising stars in Hollywood and had been linked to the roles of Batman, James Bond and a previous version of Superman earlier in his career.
But now he has finally bagged the title role of Clark Kent/Superman in Zack Snyder’s 2012 reboot of the franchise and the news is already getting a big thumbs up by fans.
Both Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder have issued their own statements on the news. Zack Snyder has said - "In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognised and revered character of all time, and I am honoured to be a part of his return to the big screen, I also join Warner Bros, 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."
Now we have our Man of Steel cast, more news including villains and story are bound to follow quite soon.
In other news….
Has Robin Williams finally grabbed a part in the Batman Franchise?
Williams is no stranger to the Batman franchise, he had been linked to the roles of the Joker in Tim Burtons Batman, Jack Nicholson being WB’s better choice, and also he was rumoured to play the Riddler in Batman Forever which rather saw Jim Carry in the green spandex. He was rumoured yet again to play the Riddler in the Dark Knight Rises until it was announced by Nolan that the villain had no part in the next story. However now he has been tipped again following tweets between him and BatmanOnFilm which has sparked much gossip over the last few days.
There is no doubt that Williams is a huge fan of the character and would love a role in the franchise, but the question of weather or not he will finally get a role in the franchise especially as Hugo Strange is being mostly taken with a very large pinch full of salt at the moment. Personally, being a fan of the actor, I hope Williams finally bags it.