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Henry Cavill

I'll Nail 'Superman' Role ...

Even Tho I'm Not American

10/29/2012 10:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

102912_henry_caval_launchHenry Cavill is confident ... his Britishness WILL NOT get in the way of his portrayal of Superman in the upcoming "Man of Steel" movie.
 
Of course, Superman is considered the greatest American superhero of all time ... sorry Batman, Iron Man, Spider-Man, etc. ... and Cavill will be the first non-Yank to play the role.

So when we asked the 29-year-old if he was intimidated by the challenge, he insisted he wasn't fazed in the least.

In fact, he even said he would support an American actor playing James Bond ... as long as that person has the chops.

And if you don't care about Superman ... watch the clip anyway, 'cause Henry is really, really good looking.

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16.

Majestik    

The only real superheros out there are our parents.

668 days ago
17.

Stacy    

Great just great lets go ahead and have a non American for the Iconic "All American Super Hero" After all with all the job opportunities going to other countries why not the American Super Hero as well...

668 days ago
18.

Mike    

Superman is CANADIAN----Born in Canada--Created by a Canadian---Nothing American about it---SUPERMAN IS ALL CANADIAN---

668 days ago
19.

LuvLeeRita    

When the Brits allow an American to play
James Bond 007 then I'll say It's okay to play Superman! Until then, an absolute NO is my vote!!!

668 days ago
20.

Troker    

Superman is not American...He's from Krypton.

668 days ago
21.

MrHarrybawls2010    

DICK CHENEY IS CANADIAN AS WELL. HE WAS BORN IN BARRIE, ONTARIO, HIS FAMILY MOVED TO THE USA SO THAT DICK COULD AVOID WW2. ITS IN MY ALMANAC GUYS....

668 days ago
22.

jayman419    

I've always preferred Big Blue over Batman.
They can make Superman talk like Crocodile Dundee and fly with an umbrella like Mary Poppins in this movie if they want, as long as he's not a skeevy stalker who abandons his retarded kid. I can't believe Superman Returns ever got out of the pitch meeting.

668 days ago
23.

DudeZilla    

He does know the role is cursed, yes?

668 days ago
24.

MrHarrybawls2010    

IS SUPERMAN BASED A TRUE STORY? THANKS IN ADVANCE.

668 days ago
25.

mannequin    

A sudden interest in Superman.

668 days ago
26.

ChunkyLightning    

One of the creators (Shuster) was born in Toronto so Superman is half Canadian anyway???

668 days ago
27.

Carl    

You guys at TMZ are aware that the actors that currently play Spider Man and Batman aren't American either, right?

668 days ago
28.

THaverford    

Superman was created by a Canadian so your point is moot.

668 days ago
29.

D    

Such a non-issue. Henry will be incredible. Let us not forget, Superman isn't even American. He's from Krypton...

668 days ago
30.

MIKE    

FYI Superman was a CANADIAN comac book writer.

668 days ago
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