By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com
For better or worse, Henry Cavill is now part of an elite movie fraternity, one of the few men ever to don the cape and play the Man of Steel. But while prepping for his role in Zack Snyder’s Superman flick included a lot of training and a lot of reading, Cavill says it did not include going back and viewing the films of his fellow Supermen.
In an interview to promote Immortals, Cavill also spoke briefly on Man of Steel. Among a few other tidbits—like, for example, the news that he’s actually never met Man of Steel producer Christopher Nolan—he also said that he didn’t want to go back and watch the Superman film work of Christopher Reeve, or even the TV work of people like Dean Cain: Continue reading
News popped up a few weeks ago that veteran actor Kevin Costner was in the running for an unnamed role in Zack Snyder’s upcoming DC Comics adaptation, “Superman.” The word at the time was that there was a “heightened interest” in having him step into “a key role” in the movie. Now both the casting and the role have been confirmed.
MTVnews is reporting that Costner will play Clark Kent’s adoptive father, Jonathan Kent, according to a Warner Bros press release. He joins the recently cast Diane Lane, who is set to play Clark’s mother, Martha.
British actor Henry Cavill is going up, up and away.
This undated photo provided by Warner Bros. shows actor Henry Cavill. Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 that Cavill has won the coveted role of Superman, the iconic superhero.
Cavill will star as Superman (and, obviously, Clark Kent) in the next installment of the movie franchise. Warner Bros. Pictures announced the casting Sunday.
The film is to be directed by “300″ director Zack Snyder, who says in a statement Cavill is “the perfect choice to don the cape and ‘S’ shield.”
No title has been announced for the film, which is intended to reboot the franchise after its latest incarnation fizzled. The 2006 movie “Superman Returns” was directed by Bryan Singer and starred Brandon Routh as the Man of Steel.
Cavill is relatively unknown. He had been considered for the blockbuster roles of Batman, James Bond and even the previous version of Superman. He co-starred on Showtime’s “The Tudors.”
Warner Bros. is targeting December 2012 for release.