British Actor Henry Cavill to Star in Next Superman Film
DC Comics Superhero Superman will return to movie theaters in the near future. British actor Henry Cavill will play the lead role as Superman and Clark Kent. Cavill previously starred in the Showtime series “The Tudors” as Charles Brandon.
Cavill inherits the role from Brandon Routh, star of Superman Returns, released in 2006. Christoper Reeve played the role of Superman in 3 films from 1978-1983 before his death.
Zack Snyder will direct the upcoming Superman film. Snyder is a veteran film director with titles such as 300, Dawn of The Dead and Watchmen under his belt. Production of the film, based on the comic book is scheduled to start this summer in Vancouver. Superman: Man of Steel will be a follow-up to Superman Returns. The film is due in theaters 2012; an exact date has not been specified.
IMDB: Henry Cavill - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0147147/
IMDB: Zack Snyder - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811583/
IMDB: Superman: Man of Steel - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0770828/
Warner Brothers: Superman Returns - http://supermanreturns.warnerbros.com/