Up, up and away...
Well, I get back from a nice leisurely weekend to find this interesting news from The Daily Planet...
Ok, it's really from Deadline Hollywood. Warner Bros. and Zach Snyder have found their Man of Steel.
He's a very good actor and seems to fit the role with his all-American looks, which is strange since he's British. I like the look though of him more than Brandon Routh, who, although good in "Superman Returns" seemed a bit too pretty boyish. I can't wait to see the look that Snyder gives this film. If anything, it'll be a lot more action than the last film. The last film didn't seem to show Superman being super enough for me. Too much talk, too much of a retread of old material from the original film. I await each morsel of news that Nolan, Snyder and Warner release as the days tick down to the shooting, which begins in four months for a December 2012 release.
Here's the official press release:
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.
Now if Warner can just secure the rights to the characters before they revert back to the families in 2013...