He's a decent looking guy but a weird choice for Superman.
He's a decent looking guy but a weird choice for Superman.
I've always found him awfully delicious in every way, but I don't see him as Superman. I'll just have to wait and see before I make any more judgments.
I say bring back Brandon Routh. He was as close to Superman/Clark Kent as you can possibly get. I agree the movie was bad, including the script. But is this Brandon's fault? I would be glad to see him back in a rebooted franchice, even if he was the only one from the SR cast. I don't care, as long as he comes back. I know it won't happen now. But honestly, even if they didn't pick Brandon Routh, they still could have picked a better guy than Cavill! What about Armie Hammer, Matt Bomer etc..? This guy would be my LAST choice for Superman, he is too short, he doesn't look like Superman at all I bet the people in charge of the casting will regret this decision. Many people have a set image of how Superman is supposed to look like, and it ain't Henry Cavill. That's for sure. I think many people will disagree with this choice.
He looks all right without the scruffy face fungus. Let's hope the new film has much more action and far less talk. When "Superman Returns" did action, it was good, but there was much too little of it.
Routh was a differnt kind of Superman, but I liked him. Reeve was uncannily like the comic-book image, so was perfect.
While he's very attractive I'm not sure how American audiences will take to a British man playing Clark Kent. This is akin to having an Australian play Captain America.
(I personally don't care but some people might.)
I hope he bulks up for the movie, Superman is meant to be a beast.
He's still pretty hot though, I'll give him that at least
Henry is 6'1''
If there's concern over 2 or 3 inches, he has more than enough acting chops to bring on the larger than life persona that is Superman as well as the meek geekiness of Clark Kent, and the rest can easily be fixed up to the smokes and mirrors of Hollywood movie magic.
As for leanness and bulk, refer to movies like 300 and tv shows like Spartacus, there are bootcamps specifically designed for these sort of roles.
It will be interesting though to see whether they will need to digitally adjust Henry's Superman brief, like what they did with Brandon because it shows so much bulge Both actors are hot!
He's got one thing for him: he has the hairy chest of the original depiction of the Man of Steel:
aha great choice
I love him so much esp in The Tudors and Dunhill ad
Is he hot? absolutely!! Can he act? definitely!! Is he Superman? HELL FUCKING NO!!!
I am so sick of Superman. The last movie was perfectly fine, but for some stupid reason the majority of viewers couldn't handle it. So now we get yet another reboot of a tired, boring character meant for children's cartoons.
I think the reason why they didn't pick Matt Bomer is because he has very large low hanging bull balls and that would cause quite a bulge in the tights. I'm just going by the naked pic of him that's on this forum. However Henry Cavill is a fine choice! Very handsome!
Henry Cavill will be a great Superman. He has been many times in my fantasies. I absolutely adore Cavill and he is a great actor.
I think you mistake me for someone who cares.
Great man, Great Choice, the only thing I ask the director is...PLEASE, DON'T MAKE HENRY SHAVE THAT BEAUTIFUL CHEST, Let him keep his hairy chest under the superman suit!! I loved him in the Tudors, I want to see him with the suit, flying, kicking some asses and showing us a beautiful bulge moving while he runs lol
He's still from planet Krypton, but this will be Superman as you've never seen him before. Just don't expect to know what that means yet.
The LA Times sat down with Zack Snyder, the man helming the Christopher Nolan-produced film reboot about the iconic superhero, to talk about the new direction he plans on taking the Man of Steel. As it turns out, whether you've seen the classic Christopher Reeve movies or not, the new Superman films will be a brand new experience.
Snyder, who cast "The Tudors" star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, wants to start from scratch, so much as a universally known story will allow.
"Literally, the one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we're making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there's been no other Superman movies," Snyder told the paper. "If you look at 'Batman Begins,' there's that structure: there's the canon that we know about and respect, but on other hand there's this approach that pre-supposes that there haven't been any other movies. In every aspect of design and of story, the whole thing is very much from that perspective of 'Respect the canon but don't be a slave to the movies.'"
Of course, "Batman Begins," and its following sequels, "The Dark Knight" and the upcoming "Dark Knight Rises," are Christopher Nolan-directed, so the fresh approach comes pre-approved. Snyder said that Nolan has been entirely receptive to his fresh take on Superman, though he declined to reveal what exactly the story will involve.
Still, it's exciting that the film will bring a fresh spin to a story so universally known; he said that, while everyone knows OF Superman, there is less of a public knowledge of who he is. Presumably, that includes Superman's many adventures and personality quirks, which have been developed over the past 70 or so years.
As for some hint, David S. Goyer is writing the script, and in December wrote a forward to a series of Superman comics that were released as a graphic novel. In the graphic novel, which Goyer raves about, Clark Kent learns his true identity as a teen and is troubled by his powers; in his forward, Goyer seems to have fallen in love with that idea.
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Will that make its way into the film? No way to tell -- but it would sure be a change from the most recent films. In 2006, Brandon Routh starred in a continuation of the Reeve films. This would be a whole new ballgame.
Hottie!!! I kept hoping he would do a full frontal in The Tudors. Here's hoping his "Super Willie" makes an appearance in something!
Interesting to see the various views on who "looks like Superman". One of the many curiosities in the original comics was that both as Superboy in Smallville and Superman in Metropolis, Clark had to have the physique of a top gymnast to show off the super suit properly, yet had to pretend to be a weedy weakling with no muscles. Christopher Reeve was amazingly like the early comic drawings; Routh was different but acceptable, and it's a great pity they didn't follow up with a second film.
I'd love to see Cavill paired with Christian Bale's Batman.
He is such a good looking guy. I prefer him with some chest hair though I wouldn't kick him out of bed for being smooth or anything....
he is hottie sexy warrior
I'm so gonna go see this. Not because of Henry being shirtless and wearing a skirt but because...I do like those Roman/Greek movies/tv shows. *nods nods*
His chest is amazing--covered in hair or not!
He looks sexy as hell all ripped like that! That movie looks really good to me too and I have to see it.
I don't c the trailer ?????????????
you can watch it here
I recognise some of the sets from '300' in that trailer. It look like a remake with a different name.
If Butler didn't drop his pants in 300, I guess Cavill won't either
So is that the only trailer available at the moment? They didn't show Poseidon not once, unless that was supposed to be him skydiving into the ocean and causing that tsunami...which was brief.
but Butler dropped his pants in 300....
Henry Cavill Engaged: Superman Actor To Marry Showjumper Ellen Whitaker
She's not Lois Lane, but on the plus side, Superman star Henry Cavill's new fiance may be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
Cavill, who will star in director Zack Snyder's Superman reboot "Man of Steel," asked British showjumper Ellen Whitaker to be his wife, the Belfast Telegraph reports.
"I couldn't believe it when he asked me to marry him. I thought we were there to celebrate his birthday. It was such a surprise and I am so happy," Whitaker told the paper.
She's certainly joining the Cavill family at the right time; Henry, who will co-star with an all-star cast including Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Ma and Pa Kent, and Michael Shannon as evil General Zod.
Before he dons the blue tights, Cavill will next appear in "Immortals," a Greek action flick.
Hopefully this movie has a decent fight scene unlike Superman Returns which sorely needed one. Does anybody know who the villian is going to be? (please dont say Lex Luther)
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But I guess the latter wouldn't happen unless they made it to a sequel...would it really be proper to have Supes getting his ass pounded (not literally you freaks) in his first re-reboot movie? But I wouldn't be shocked if it was Zod...which it probably will be. =/
Edit: I managed to find this http://superman.bz/ten-villains-for-...ills-superman/
I was on point but was missing Granny Goodness and Mister Mxyzptlk. I would love to see the Female Furies if Granny is involved!
^ Wow thats really cool thanks for finding that! I'm hoping for Zod or Brainiac and Metallo. I dont mind Luther but I really dont need to see him for awhile. Also if he's in it stop making him "the funny" Luther from the first movies. Returns had to much of an 80's feel to it. I'll be seeing this one anyway but they've yet to do it right IMO
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Meet the New Superman!
Star Henry Cavill steps out, talks about role
At the panel for the Greek mythology epic "Immortals" this past Saturday at Comic-Con, much of the attention was focused on British actor Henry Cavill, who plays Theseus, the film's lead. But the elephant in the room was the fact that Cavill landed, just a few short months ago, the role of perhaps the most recognizable superhero of all time: Superman. As Cavill, best known to American audiences for a role on "The Tudors," strode out to loud applause in Hall H, it seemed that much of that ovation was for the movie he reportedly begins shooting sometime next month.
That film, "Man of Steel," is an attempt by Warner Bros. Pictures to once again kick-start the saga of Krypton's last son after the less than enthusiastic response to 2006's "Superman Returns," with a then-unknown Brandon Routh as Kal-El and director Bryan Singer behind the camera. This time, "Watchmen" director Zack Snyder is taking a crack at it, with producer Christopher Nolan looking over his shoulder and a cast that includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Gen. Zod, Russell Crowe as Jor-El and Kevin Costner as Pa Kent.
But all the supporting stars in the world won't mean a thing unless two things happen: a) the man playing Superman is convincing, and b) the script works. "Man of Steel" has already been nagged by recurring whispers of script problems, with scribe No. 3 (Kurt Johnstad) currently taking a pass at working out the kinks. The recent news that the film has been bumped from a December 2012 release to a June 2013 arrival has only fueled speculation that the screenplay isn't ready, although Cavill did his bit to defuse that by saying on the panel that it was "one of the best scripts I've ever read."
Although that was all the audience would get out of him, the 28-year-old actor did open up a little more in the roundtable interview he did later that afternoon. Discussing whether the publicity and attention inevitably surrounding "Man of Steel" will affect him, Cavill said, "You make a choice whether you focus on -- and I hate the word -- the celebrity aspect of it or not. I have chosen not to. I know I can't make everyone happy, but I know I can do the most justice I can possibly do to a character or any character if I put my all into it, and that's the choice you have to make."
As for the responsibility of playing the most iconic superhero in pop culture history, Cavill -- who, like most actors working in the orbit of Chris Nolan, refuses to give away anything specific -- simply said, "It's very humbling to be chosen to represent such an enormous character with so much depth to it as well. But at the same time, it's a true honor, and I want to do justice to the character, and I want to be the right guy for the job. I want to prove them right." http://movies.msn.com/paralleluniver...rse/?gt1=28101
They should've used Braniac honestly. Aside from Lex Luthor, Braniac is arguably Supes' most compelling villain intellectually while being powerful enough to pose a physical threat. Arguments could also be made for Mr. M, Hank Henshaw or Bizarro.
Darkseid should be the culmination of this particular run and Doomsday should just be forgotten for being lame.
Note: I personally find Zod boring, but he is capable of throwing hands with Big Blue so I'm not going to complain too much about the choice.
Now where the hell is my Black Adam World War III/Black Reign movie? :P
Kakimushire, Ashisogi Jizo!
Henry Cavill: Superman Workout For 'Man Of Steel'
Because he's not from Krypton, Superman-like strength doesn't come quite so naturally to Henry Cavill. Luckily, though, he's got a plan to get his body to Man of Steel proportions.
Cavill spoke with Total Film Magazine about his training for the upcoming Zack Snyder-directed reboot of the classic comic series, revealing his gut-busting diet and routine.
"I'm on 5000 calories a day... You've got to eat protein first, then a little bit of carbs...you've gotta keep your hunger levels going," he told the magazine. "I'm training two and a half hours a day, pushing my body beyond its normal limits, putting on a lot of muscle mass and just making myself look like Superman."
Luckily for Cavill, he's had plenty of experience pushing his body to the limit; he was in absolutely breathtaking shape for his upcoming ancient war movie, "The Immortals," and talked about the transition and difference between that lean and mean shape to his Superman physique with Movieline in April.
"It's going to be a different kind of shape. When you see the Immortals shape you'll see what I mean," he told the site. "We obviously haven't had the final brief yet, it's going to adapt and change as far as when Mark sees my body adapting to the training he'll go, 'Okay, Henry can do this,' or 'Henry can't do this,' or 'His body will look better like that.' It'll be fine-tuned and tweaked as we go along. But I think it's going to be a different sort of shape from 'Immortals.'"
what a job to have!
when Mark sees my body adapting to the training he'll go, 'Okay, Henry can do this,' or 'Henry can't do this,' or 'His body will look better like that.' It'll be fine-tuned and tweaked as we go along.
LMAO.. he looks NOTHING like Superman. Too short, too feminine. I hope this movie bombs, and with the re-writes and delays, it probably will! haha
I like Francisco Lachowski, Jon Kortajarena and other male models
I didn't know anything about yet another re boot. But WTF He looks nothing like the superman we all know and love Im thinking George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Kain, Tom Welling and Brandon Routh all look like the comic supermen.
He is a great looking guy ( don't get me wrong ) but he just hasn't got the geeky look Clark Kent needs, And to be honest if this is an offical photo of superman, then they have got it sooo WRONG.
I mean come on Angelina Jolie looks like Laura Croft
Hugh Jackman looks like Wolverine
Patrick Stewart Looks like Professor X
And to be honest Christian Bale is great as batman ( but any of the others who have played him have been OK ) as were not really bothered what they look like as Bruce wayne and under the batman cowl could be anyone.
But this guy just hasn't got the look of any of the incarnations of Superman, DC has presented us in comic form. And that is a big mistake !!!!!!!!
I love the picture and I can't wait to see how the movie turns out. People keep harping on about how Henry Cavill doesn't look like Superman--well, Brandon Routh ha the "look", and that movie SUCKED! On a similar note, when they did the reboot of the Batman series, how many people thought that Christian Bale didn't have the look of a believable Batman/Bruce Wayne? Yet look how those films turned out. All I'm saying is that we shouldn't get caught up in what may be a superficial technicality.