Zack Snyder leaped the Atlantic Ocean in a single casting move to find his Man of Steel.
The “300″ and “Watchmen” director has cast British thesp Henry Cavill to play Superman and his mild-mannered alter ego Clark Kent in the filmmaker’s upcoming Superman movie, according to the Associated Press.
Snyder’s Superman reboot is due in theaters in December 2012. The AP says that it has no title, while IMDB lists it as “Superman: Man of Steel.”
Cavill is a relative unknown best known for playing Charles Brandon on Showtime’s British monarchy series “The Tudors.”
In a statement released Sunday from Warner Bros. Pictures, Snyder said Cavill is “the perfect choice to don the cape and ‘S’ shield.”
Interestingly, Snyder picked a Brit to play the American cultural icon and most famous superhero in the comic-book universe. (At least we’ll have an American – Chris Evans – playing “Captain America: The First Avenger,” so that’s something.)
On Friday, read more about Snyder’s next movie project, “Sucker Punch,” due in theaters March 25, in the winter-spring movie roundup here at BAM’s Blog, on NewsOK and in The Oklahoman’s Weekend Look section.