Henry Cavill Cast as Superman

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Hollywood has found their newest man of steel.

While there had been rumblings that True Blood star Joe Manganiello might nab the role, The Tudors star Henry Cavill has been officially been cast as Superman in the latest Zack Snyder reboot.

Execs at Warner Brothers told Deadline:

“He’s got an amazing quality. He doesn’t look too much like [Christopher] Reeve and [Brandon] Routh but he’s big and strong and he has a very modern feel to him. We’re really going to try and make Superman as contemporary as possible.”

The film’s director only had the best to say about the 27-year-old British actor, adding:

In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen. I also join Warner Bros., Legendary 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.

The film is slated for a December 2012 release.

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