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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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Susan    

He is a gorgeous guy! Should be fantastic as Superman seeing as he rocked in Tudors!

1276 days ago
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cindy    

Ewww gross, not hot at all. What a bummer.

1276 days ago
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Juicy    

Sorry, but it's been proven that British actors are just way better at their craft than American actors.

1276 days ago
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LC4Michael    

If you watched the "Tudors" you would see that he is anything but a baby-faced twit. The man oozes charm and sexiness. Killer bod!

1276 days ago
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james    

wtf a British superman ,, come on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1276 days ago
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tizalee    

He was in "The Count of Monte Cristo" before The Tudors-gorgeous!! This Superman I will watch!

1276 days ago
22.

Jackie    

LOL...All haters are just jealous of the Guy. Who cares if he's British. The most important thing is that he is doing his work.

1276 days ago
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I am Spartacus    

didnt they just come out with a Superman movie like a year or 2 ago? Do we really need another Superman movie? Superman is kinda lame IMO, the guy wears his underwear on the outside and then theres that whole fact that he doesnt wear a mask yet people dont know Clark Kent is Superman simply because he has glasses on? I'll pass on this one.

1276 days ago
24.

Zambonie    

The Adventures of LimeyMan

1276 days ago
25.

havok    

@Arthur Marcus You are exactly right. Hollywood just doesn't know how to take advantage of the awesome characters and story lines that already exist in comics. Like in X-men, they make 3 movies with the exact same villain (Magneto).

A movie with almost any of the villains you mentioned would be sweet but some how I'd doubt Hollywood will pull it off. Oh and for the record I think they did a decent job with the last superman I just don't want to see lex luthor again.

1276 days ago
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comic con fan    

yes, how are the film makers going to explain his broken nose?...did baby superman fall down a flight of stairs before krypton blew up?...horrible choice

1276 days ago
27.

ivonne    

he is not a poof, open your eyes, wow the best

1276 days ago
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Katy    

I LOVED him in The Tudors! ♥ This is awesome news. I'm not big on the superhero movies, but I will absolutely watch Superman if he's in it. He's freaking gorgeous! YAY!

1276 days ago
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fran    

you will notice its mostly the men that are complaining lol..he is a one good looking superman.Why is it that Americans lay claim that they invented everything, ok I will give it to you , you invented Hollywood, not much good for anything , but it can be entertaining.Superman was a written by a Canadian.

1276 days ago
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Natasha    

WOOOOOW!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!! and english? Classy!!!! I love his eyes!!!! very manly...

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