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New Superman Announced ... and He's British

1/30/2011 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

British actor Henry Cavill will be playing the role of Superman in the upcoming reboot of the franchise, Warner Bros. announced today.

Henry Cavil New Superman
With Christian Bale portraying Batman and Andrew Garfield playing Spider-Man ... the Brits have the market cornered!

The movie is due out December 2012.


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Sugarbutt    

American men are not gay. We don't need these English poofs taking up our territory.

1176 days ago
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Tom C.    

I think this franchise has been rebooted to death in too short of amount of time.

1176 days ago
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Chris    

The last Superman was so bad I am going to wait for DVD on this one.

1176 days ago
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Arthur Marcus    

This franchise is hungry for greatness! This is the time to rebuild the franchise. They better not include Lex Luthor or General Zod in any Superman movies for a while. They should utilise the villains that weren't included in the previous films such as Bizarro, Brainiac, Doomsday, Metallo, Toyman, Darkseid, Atomic Skull, Bloodsport, Bruno Mannheim, Conduit, Cyborg Superman, Faora, Gog, Imperiex, Intergang, Jax-Ur, Kryptonite Man, Livewire, Mala, Mercy Graves, Mongul, Morgan Edge, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Parasite, Prankster, Sam Lane, Silver Banshee, Solaris, Superboy-Prime, Superman Revenge Squad, Terra-Man, Titano, Ultra-Humanite, Ultraman. This is a second chance to get it right. This is an opportunity.

1176 days ago
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Jackie    

Gawd!..He is so hot.

1176 days ago
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josh    

Yeah we don't need these English poofs playing our AMERICAN Superhero's! Go back home to your own country and let real American Actors play these characters that come from AMERICAN comic books!

1176 days ago
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pfctpiemakersgirl    

He was in the Tudors... and boy is he smokin!

1176 days ago
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Arthur Marcus    

They will probably cast one of the below rising young actresses as Lois Lane:

Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson, Sophia Bush, Miley Cyrus, Kat Dennings, Hilary Duff, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Taylor Momsen, Ellen Page, Emma Roberts, Jessica Szohr, Evan Rachel Wood

1176 days ago
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dreamon    

Linday Lohan wants you to know she's not involved with him, either.

1176 days ago
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Kelly    

"Hot" and "Smokin'"?? I just don't see it. From the photo he looks like a baby-faced little twit. Maybe he has a body that changes everything, but I'm still waiting to see a truly hot Superman, and this doesn't like like it.

1176 days ago
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Edwin    

If you guys did your research. You would know that Christian Bale is Australian. Not British.

1176 days ago
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Bodie    

Ya, bring back George Clooney & his Batman titties!

1176 days ago
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Bubba    

Actually, Bale was born in Whales and Garfield was born in Los Angeles according to Imdb.

1176 days ago
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missbella    

He was awesome in The Tudors!

1176 days ago
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Jasmine    

Ain't nothing wrong with that. I liked him in The Tudors.

1176 days ago
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