Monday, January 31, 2011

Superman Fights for Truth, Justice and Steak and Kidney Pie

I'm comfortably heterosexual, but that man is hunky.
Word around the playground is that British actor Henry Cavill will be the new Superman. Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder have confirmed that the 27 year actor will be the next Man of Steel in Warner's upcoming reboot.

Cavill is mostly know for his role on The Tudors, where he plays Henry's confidant Charles Brandon, but he has also appeared in films such as Stardust and Tristan + Isolde. However, he's almost more famous for the roles he has been up for, and close to, but didn't quite land. He was strongly considered for the role of Batman that eventually went to Christian Bale. He also was one of the front-runners for James Bond before Craig landed the role. To top it off, this is not his first kick at Superman either, as he was one of the front-runners for that role before it went to Brandon Routh.

Oddly, this means that three of the biggest super-hero characters around are now being played by people whose background comes from the UK. Bale as Batman, Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, and now Cavill as Superman. Hell, even Ryan Reynolds is a Canuck, and he's playing Green Lantern. Thank God for Robert Downey to show people a true-blue, red blooded American super hero, goddammit!

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