Breaking today is news that Henry Cavill has been cast as the Man of Steel in the Zack Snyder Superman film.
“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,” Snyder said in a statement. “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 details of the plot are still relatively secret, though a few months ago we shared the rumor that the story might be very similar to a Mark Waid tale featuring Clark Kent/Superman traveling the world looking for his place in it.
The new Superman movie is expected to arrive in theaters during the 2012 holiday season.