Deadline.com & Superman Homepage are reporting that British actor Henry Cavill has been chosen to play Superman in the upcoming Zack Synder-directed film The Man Of Steel.
Snyder has made this statement about the casting:
“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.”
Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.
Targeted for release in December 2012, the new Superman movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
This video interview was from June 21, 2009, Henry talked about going out for Superman during Bryan Singer's Superman Returns project: