Henry Cavill Cast As Superman. Sure?

Henry Cavill has been cast as Superman in Zack Snyder’s TOTALLY X-TREMO FRAT BOY MAN OF STEEL glory. Cavill is known for his work in Stardust, the Tudors, and uh, probably other stuff. Even a presumuptious asshole like me isn’t going to pretend to have any opinion on this.


Sure! Why not? I have no clue. Warner Bros. issued a glorious fawning press statement announcing the news, which you can check out after the jump.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Henry Cavill has won the coveted role of Superman, the iconic superhero.

The film will be directed by Zack Snyder, who stated, “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.

Cavill recently wrapped production on “The Cold Light of Day” and stars in the upcoming “Immortals,” opening this fall.

Targeted for release in December 2012, the new Superman movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Wee! Party time and stuff. Here’s hoping, man. Here’s. Hoping.