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Henry Cavill is Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL!

hey folks, Harry here

Just got this confirmed...   Henry Cavill has not only screen tested for SUPERMAN in SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL, but he has officially signed aboard and is soon to be announced as Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN!!!

Henry Cavill is still mainly unknown in the film world, being known for his work on THE TUDORS as Charles Brandon.   He's played parts in HELLRAISER: HELLWORLD, TRISTON + ISOLDE, STARDUST and he'll be playing Theseus in the upcoming IMMORTALS.

Word is it that everyone involved in production is thrilled with Cavill's take.   That Zack is over the moon for him.   They'll begin shooting in 4 months...  and the world holds their collective breath.   

May it kick unholy ass!


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  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:36 a.m. CST

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  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Poor Brandon Routh

    by ChickenStu

    That's all I can say...

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST


    by Vriley2000

    Still looks a little too "teen idol" for my taste... but with Nolan producing... I'll give it a chance. Wow, I never got to post this early on a thread here...

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Hmm....he was good in The Tutors....

    by FlandersBum

    dunno anything else about him. Should be interesting.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I would've preferred that True Blood guy.

    by Tarijeno

    Cavill is okay, I guess. I just wish he was four or five inches taller. I won't pass judgement until I see him in costume. I bet Routh is crying his eyes out right about now.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST


    by MaxCalifornia.

    Henry finally landed a prime gig after essentially being Mr. Almost for the last few years - he didn't get Superman the last time round, nor Bond, Batman, Green Lantern (what else was he up for?)

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    For a second I thought that said James Carville

    by _Venkman

    Now I'm disappointed.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Never seen him act

    by BlaGyver

    But he definitely looks the part.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    They're going to need a lot of CGI.

    by Scott

    I saw a pic of him next to Larry David and that guy looks like smaller than Andrew Garfield.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST


    by StarWarsRedux

    They could have Carville play Lex Luthor.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Cool. Now get to justice league already

    by sott68

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    And please no origin story... Done to death

    by sott68

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Great choice-very manly

    by knowthyself

    Not like singers boy of steel.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Can't wait - shame about the score though

    by john

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Shit director though

    by Mark

    Snyder hasn't had an emotionally convincing moment in any of his films. His Superman will be a videogame on the big screen, instantly forgettable.

  • where he keeps running words together. it's a modern thing they just started doing in the last ten or fifteen years; not the super-posh, but the upper reaches of the middle class: the Public school, rugby-playing, beer-guzzling Hooray Henry types. doesn't make him a bad person - i'm just saying. and if he *isn't*, and that accent is affected for The Tudors, then it's too modern & needlessly anachronistic, imho.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Other Cavill screen tests

    by Jack Wade

    He was also considered for Bond in CR, as was Sam Worthington, before Mickey and Babs went with Daniel "I'm Nailing Rachel Weisz" Craig.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST


    by TheSeeker7

    Now THAT movie -- James Carville is Kal El -- I would pay triple the price to see the very first showing of. lol

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Snyder has a gift for casting

    by knowthyself

    Just look at dawn of the dead and 300 for proof. He can cast the best character actors in even the smallest of roles. Then when it comes to the leads he really hits it out of the park.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST


    by bluebalrog a no-brainer, hopefully. Recently saw Legend of the Guardians...watching Snyder's interpretation of flight has me superstoked for his Superman...that and Nolan and Co. shepherding this movie.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    American actors need to get ther act together

    by cylon_conspiracy

    It's ridiculous when every iconic American super hero is played by a brit or an aussie. I guess Jon Hamm had the presence but maybe he's the only living American actor that anyone believes could play Superman. Batman, Spider-Man, Wolverine, now Superman... American actors need to get better quick.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Batman and Superman - both Brits.

    by john

    Brandon Routh must be pissed! Poor guy.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Ray Liotta as Lex Luthor

    by ChickenStu

    You know it has to be.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    He was great in The Count of Monte Cristo.

    by Zegna777

    Now let the American fanboys cry again that another Britisher is playing an iconic US comic book character! Muuuhhahahaaahaha

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    CanuflyBobby- I completely disagree

    by D.Vader

    If you don't think there has been *any* emotionally convincing moment in any of Snyder's films, then you are blatantly ignoring Jackie Earl Hayley's work in Watchmen.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Robert De Niro as Perry White

    by ChickenStu


  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Kate Beckinsale as Lois Lane

    by ChickenStu

    A bit of lighter fluid for when I barbeque alone.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Patrick Fugit as Jummy Olsen

    by ChickenStu

    Would do.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    ChickenStu rests after casting Superman movie.

    by ChickenStu


  • Jan. 30, 2011, noon CST


    by mongo126

    Routh got hosed because of Singer's horrible devotion to Donner's originals. He did the best he could with that horrible script. Would have loved to see him get another chance. ...and WTF with all these limeys gettind American parts? A Brit as Superman? Jerry Siegel just shit himself.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST


    by bluebalrog

    ...think Obadiah Stane, without the beard and Voila!...and Jay Baruchel as Jimmy Olsen for the win.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    by bluebalrog

    Simple reason why Brits are portraying all the American superheroes...they're better actors!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST


    by ChickenStu

    As a brit, I have to disagree! BWAH HAH HAH!!! bluebalrog - Jeff Bridges would find it too similair to his Iron Man character dude, he wouldn't do it. RAY LIOTTA FOR LEX LUTHOR.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST


    by bluebalrog

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    At least Ryan Reynolds is American

    by cylon_conspiracy

    or at least I hope so. It's possible he's been expertly faking an American accent all these years.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    horrible fucking casting.

    by LordEnigma

    Seriously, this movie is doomed from the get go. I don't want to see it mainly because HE'S A BRIT PLAYING AN AMERICAN ICON! What level of douchebag does Nolan have to be to believe that a BRIT can play someone who stands for THE AMERICAN WAY! Why the fuck would I want to see this movie, starring a posh Brit asshole, when ARMIE HAMMER EXIST AND WOULD EASILY BE A BETTER SUPERMAN! I used to be a Nolan fan. Fuck him, fuck this movie, and fuck anyone who thinks the AMERICAN WAY can be captured by a FUCKING BRIT!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds is from Canada!!!

    by ChickenStu

    It's a DC thing I think, casting non Americans. Maybe Brits and Canadians are cheaper?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    chickenstu re. Bridges

    by bluebalrog

    you're right mate...just my personal casting choice, with John Noble as runner-up.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    at least Captain America is American

    by super grimm

    right? or is he canadian?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    But who will play Otis?!

    by john the question.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds is Canadian

    by Sprinky

    Some Americans would think that's another world too.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Clancy Brown for Live Action Lex Luthor

    by macrat84

    I loved his take in the animated, and would LOVE to see him take the role live

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    technically, isn't Superman Krytonian, not American

    by Muki

    although he was raised American

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    didn't know he was canadian

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Although at least the accent/culture is pretty much interchangeable. Still, you would think such an American institution as the super hero comic could have American actors. I love Daniel Craig as Bond but when he's done I think we need to make those Will Smith rumors come true, just so they know what it feels like.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Dammit, Kryptonian!

    by Muki

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST

    re. Clancy Brown

    by bluebalrog

    that would be awesome!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    OK, here's how to approach this - make it a trilogy:

    by ChickenStu

    Film 1. Clark Kent grows up with unusual powers. His parents tell him he was found in a spaceship. He has an artifact from this ship which he carries round with him. Gets his job at the Daily Planet. One day the artifact comes to life, and a vision of his father Jor-El appears to him. Tells him that a great threat is coming to Earth and he's the only one who can stop it. He becomes Superman, and saves the world from Braniac. Last scene is a bald man, who you only see from the back, looking at the headline on the Daily Planet about it all and laughing. Film 2 Clark Kent gets an exclusive interview with Lex Luthor who is running for President. Clark investigates Lex further along with Lois and they find he is responsible for a lot of bad stuff, and a lot of dead bodies start showing up. Clark also finds out about the destruction of Krypton, and more about his destiny and where he came from. Clark as Superman goes up against Lex, however it's too late. Lex becomes president and declares Superman a threat to national security and an outlaw. Superman has to go on the run. Film 3 Lex Luthor brings General Zod to Earth to take out Superman once and for all. Luthor has also discovered Kryptonite, and arms U.N forces with Kryptonite weapons. However, Zod's greed takes over, and he takes over the planet. Superman defeats him, and exposes Luthor to the world for what he is. Film series done.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Think of the horrible scarred childhood

    by cylon_conspiracy

    of a kid running up to this Cavill fellow and asking for an autograph, then finding out he has the same accent as the villain in all the other movies.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Don't try and pull that James Bond shit on us Cylon...

    by ChickenStu

    We've had to watch him played by a Welshman, and a fuckin' Australian! No leave it alone or I might have to bring up World War II.... ;-)

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Please tell me Christopher Reeve was American

    by cylon_conspiracy

    I'd be so embarrassed if I found out he was British.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    A Challenge To Zack Snyder! :-

    by bluebalrog

    Dear Zack Snyder, Are you creative enough to make a Superman movie, WITHOUT the use of kryptonite? If the most powerful being in the world is vulnerable to only one thing, then it's kinda the go-to-thing that's almost a cliche, right? C'mon Zack, you can do it! Your Fan, BlueBalrog

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    @ Chickenstu

    by NorseFire

    I enjoy the concept of the second two but the first film idea is eh. Origin seems kind of week to me. Superman, at least in my eyes, appears almost simultaneously as the Reporter Clark Kent persona does. And having his destiny based on an artifact is kind of cheesy to me. The idea of Supe is that his character would have led him down the path of becoming Superman regardless of his origins. Imho at least.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    And Liam Neeson is probably going to be Honest Abe

    by cylon_conspiracy

    for Spielberg.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST


    by ChickenStu

    So don't moan about a Brit playing Superman! At least he'll attempt to speak in your fucking accent! For shame...

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    I had to kill Superman for making a mistake....

    by Dick Jones appearing in any of the Supes movies after #2.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Denzel Washington

    by Bramton1

    as James Bond! Two can play this game!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Second time he's been cast as Superman. But will he also be Bond?

    by SnootyBoots

    McG cast him back before the Singer Superman when McG had the assignment. He also came in second to Daniel Craig for Bond because the producers felt he was too young. Which will not be the case when Craig leaves the role. I wonder if the Broccoli family will be able to, or even want to, go back to him if he's also Superman. Personally, if I had the choice of playing Superman or Bond, I'd pick Bond. And I'm not British.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see Hugh Jackman play every X-Men role

    by cylon_conspiracy

    in a one-man song and dance show on Broadway.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Kevin Costner attempted the British accent

    by Bramton1

    He just sucked at it.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    chickenstu hahaha

    by pw

    So true, old chap. So true.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Kevin Costner's accent

    by cylon_conspiracy

    almost cost him his career. Or maybe it did.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    by TGC

    Actually he is Kryptonian. He just landed in America. Chill the fuck out.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST


    by super grimm

    "almost cost him his career. Or maybe it did." no "The Postman" did that.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Superslo-moman By Zack Snyder

    by UGG

    Only seen this dude in The Tudors and isn't he in the Woody Allen/Larry David movie? He's not a bad choice though. Still this won't be anywhere near as good as Superman The Movie. Probably still the best superhero movie ever.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Now just cast Rashida Jones as Lois...

    by djangoilbastardo

    ...and John Malkovich as Luthor and we're set!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    This movie might actually take place in England

    by cylon_conspiracy

    So prepare yourselves. Don't be surprised to find out that Clark Kent works for the BBC, loves soccer, and is a Smiths fan.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST


    by ChickenStu

    Just to re-itirate - KEVIN COSTNER AS ROBIN HOOD. You guys have NO right to complain. NO RIGHT AT ALL.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    She's PERFECT!!!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    I'm just saying

    by cylon_conspiracy

    if they do a Dirty Harry reboot starring Russel Brand, I'll be pissed. We have to draw the line somewhere.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST


    by super grimm

    damnit! he's got nuthin' to do w/ superman. i luv u kevin.....

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I called this on Day One.

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    It'll be in a talkback somewhere, but as soon as Nolan was announced as "shepherding" Superman Re-Returns Or Begins, I was certain Cavill would get the part. It's known that he was in the top three for Nolan's Batman, along with Cillian Murphy who of course was cast as Scarecrow when Bale got the edge. For my money - it's as good a pick as could be. He looks the part, he's the right age, and has acting chops. I feel bad for Routh, I really think he deserved another shot. It wasn't his fault he was hamstrung by a mopey, badly-paced script that was in thrall to Donner's vision. And please, don't go on and on about how he's not American. Superman is loved and known the world over. America itself doesn't have a monopoly on the ideals of truth and justice. The movie itself is a worry though. Loved Snyder's Dawn of the Dead, but most of his other stuff can fuck right off - complete style over any type of character or emotional substance whatsoever. C'mon, don't tell me Sucker Punch looks anything other than a cartoon. 300 was terrible, but stylish. That being said - he was slavishly faithful to Watchmen (which worked to its detriment and its advantages - it's a handsome, crafted film) so clearly knows the importance of respecting the source material. Here's to staying hopeful. And please please please - if you must tell the origin - do it in a ten-second pre-credits recap/redux. Take a cue from the "Birthright" graphic novel. And I really hope JMS god-awful Earth One does NOT inform this movie in the least.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Carville as Luthor

    by Mike

    "I'm going to destroy Superman.... cajun-style."

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Newsflash: Superman is the ultimate illegal alien.

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

    He was also co-created by a Canadian artist. I suggest we keep all jingoistic outrage to a muffled, pathetic grumble.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Good casting choice

    by seasider

    Cavill was on my short list of actors to play Supes along with Matt Bomer. I don't care if he's British. Hollywood is international now, you've got actors faking accents all over the place. Some good and others not so good. I think Cavill do fine.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    To those objecting to Henry Cavill being English...

    by ChickenStu

    I'm actually kinda dissapointed in you all. Ever thought he was picked because he was the best actor suited to the role? Ever thought he was picked because he might have some talent? To anyone here who liked the "Lois And Clark" TV show... would it change your opinion if you found out Dean Cain is actually part Japanese? And that's one of the reasons WHY he was picked? (the slight oriental flavouring to his features made him look non-American, and more believable as a man from another world, according to the makers) It's sad because Cavill has got an awesome gig here, and a gig he probably really deserves. And yet, cause of where he was born (something that he had no control over, btw) he's being written off already. This is already tougher for him than it should be.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    One thing is for sure, he's better looking than Ryan Pominville!


    And probably has more of a life.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Clancy Brown as Luthor?

    by King Sweyn Forkbeard

    Fucking Genius.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Cavill? So Routh is Zod?

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Did all the worthwhile talkbackers leave after the redesign?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Cylon_Conspiracy... you... ugh...

    by ChickenStu


  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST


    by cylon_conspiracy

    yeah it sucks, doesn't it!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    What sucks?

    by ChickenStu

    You know, the movie will probably be sensational. He'll probably be awesome. If you don't wanna watch it just cause the guy's a brit, fuck it. I'll have your ticket.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Routh as Jimmy Olson!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Routh as Perry White!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Kevin Costner should have been 89 batman.

    by UltraTron

    And he should be brought out of whatever hole he's been hiding in and forced to direct again. Just don't let him do anything apocalyptic. Ya know? Cause he directed dances with wolves n stuff

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    I have no problem with THIS guy being british

    by cylon_conspiracy

    He was obviously the best actor and that's why he got the role. If you look at my first post, you'll see that I said American actors better get with the program. It's more of a reflection on American's acting ability, or presence. Still it's disappointing.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Routh as Luthor!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Routh as Darkseid!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Did all the worthwhile talkbackers leave after the redesign?

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Apparently so. Guess you didn't get the memo.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST


    by 2soon2eat

    Good points about Kryptonite. Lets have a movie with no Kryptonite, and no stupid real estate land grab disaster type thing.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST



    Actors ACT. It does not matter where they come from originally, as long as they can act the part they have been chosen to play. This may come as something of a surprise to some of you, but it had to be said.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Bridges as Perry White!

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    Fuck that actually. Jor-El! Bridges is God anyway. May as well wring the metaphor out.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Routh as Charles Brandon!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Tommy, I didn't believe the badmouthing behind Earth One

    by BlaGyver

    I was excited when I got it for Christmas and tore through it in one night. I'll tell you, I'm not one for getting rid of books, but I'm selling that piece of shit to the local used book store. Fuck JMS for that unbelievable piece of shit.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    I love this choice

    by Redhead_Redemption

    I liked Cavill for the role back in 2005, I'm glad it went to routh, but since it doesn't make sense to bring him back at least the role is going to an equally great actor

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    re-posting my first post

    by cylon_conspiracy

    "It's ridiculous when every iconic American super hero is played by a brit or an aussie. I guess Jon Hamm had the presence but maybe he's the only living American actor that anyone believes could play Superman. Batman, Spider-Man, Wolverine, now Superman... American actors need to get better quick. " You'll see I accept the fact that there probably wasn't a good enough American, which is a damn shame.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    And this might shock you...

    by ChickenStu

    I actually think Kevin Costner could've been brilliant if he'd only employed a better dialogue coach. AND I really wanted to see Brandon Routh (who's American) back as Superman, and would've picked him over Cavill given the chance... So I'm not a complete asshole. I'm just sayin'. Sorry for being a dick, but I'm actually proud to be English. And as a Brit, I'm really happy to see one of my countrymen get such an amazing part... Please don't take it away from me.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Sorry if I was a dick to you Cylon...

    by ChickenStu

    I'm just having my period, ignore me.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    I hope they'll cast an American James Bond now.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Just to chuckle at the English as they scream in their rags. "JAMES BON(EHEA)D: AMERICANS STEAL OUR HERO! -- The Daily Mail" (Wanna bet their real tagline would use a similarly shitty pun?)

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    I'm sure Zach Snyder's Superman will be an excellent video game

    by SifoDyasJr

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Routh as Justin Long's boy toy!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Well fuck, I'm a proud American too

    by cylon_conspiracy

    So I don't see why you get to be mad about Robin Hood but me feeling the same way about Superman makes me "jingoistic". Srsly.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Plus we only have a couple hundred years of culture

    by cylon_conspiracy

    under our belt.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Nolan left the project BTW


    So any feelings or expectations about his involvement have now been rendered moot really. He got it up and running but he's just going to be too busy with The Dark Knight Rises to devote any time to this project. It's all in Zach's hands now.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST


    by ChickenStu

    Don't make me bring up Kevin Costner as Robin Hood again dude. And as for a mack playing Bond... we've had to watch him played by a welshman and an australian! Believe me, that is far worse... And also. Bond is actually supposed to be Scottish in Bond's novels. Two Brit actors have played him so... looks like we got the better of that one too! ;-)

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    This will suck...

    by Beaverduck

    I love Nolan and trust his judgment fully in regards to film-making, but hiring Zack Snyder feels like a misstep on his part. He is the most overrated film director next to Michael Bay, and like MB, and Paul W.S. Anderson his career survives only because he takes on profitable properties as opposed to making properties profitable. Here's to a new video game Superman movie with zero heart.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    zegna777, if he's right for the role...

    by MattmanReturns

    ...that's all that matters. Only reason I don't always like brits in american roles is when I can hear their accent slipping through... it takes me out of the film. That's true of anyone hiding an accent, really. Sam Worthington in Avatar murdered my ears... he just can NOT hide his accent. We'll see though. This guy has the face for Superman... but he needs to do some serious bulking up.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    I wish I could muster excitement for this film.

    by rbatty024

    With Snyder at the helm, I just can't get interested in this stuff. The guy has enough talent to make reasonably generic music videos, but that's just about it. He's just too stupid to put together a well crafted story.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Kevin Costner as Robin Hood was a stupid idea

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Whenever I see an American playing a british role I think it's stupid. There are scores of good British actors that should be playing those roles. They just might not be marketable American movie stars.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    I'm not mad about Robin Hood

    by ChickenStu

    I was trying to illustrate a point. Think of it this way... for a brit actor to rise head and shoulders above every one in America to get this role... don't you think that indicates that he might be something a bit fucking special?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Nolan cast a Brit as Batman and that turned out pretty fucking good, so...<p> I'm just pleased that Snyder's disassociated his film from SUPERMAN RETURNS - let that limp-dick of a film be remembered as an anomaly (if it's remembered at all which seems kinda unlikely).<p> Even though the AICN writers proclaimed it to be the GREATEST SUPERHERO FILM EVER MADE at the time... and sadly i'm not joking.<p> I'll maybe dig out some of their 'quotes' about SUPERMAN RETURNS... always good for a laugh.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    He doesn't have the look

    by Phategod100

    He looks to much like Welling or Dean Cain which is not a good thing.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Gemma Arteron for Lois Lane?

    by seasider

    or Addison Timlin from Californication though she might be a bit young. I like the suggestion of Patrick Fugit as Jimmy Olsen.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    So Harry doesnt CARE

    by Jonathhan Kana

    that Superman is being played by a Brit, but will make the most irritating whiny post about Annie being played by another American who happens to be Black. Says ALOT about you HARRY.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Shame about Routh

    by damned-dirty-ape

    As i thought he was an exceptional part in a mediocre film. Cavill is another good choice who's been linked with the role for years and i for one am looking forward to seeing him in action. As for him being British, who gives a shit? All that matters is that he can act the part and does a good job. As for Snyder, i'm pretty sure he will give the property the respect it deserves. Nolan stated he has 'handed over the reins' to Snyder due to DKR commitments and will have very little do do with the project from now but i'm sure he'll be keeping a watchful eye over things.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Next step...

    by EL Freaken

    Get Rachel Mcadams as Lois Lane and make the story a trilogy based on Brainiac/Darkseid and culminating with a massive attack on Earth. Now There's a movie worth watching. Throw in the Doomsday story and you've got the ultimate DC trilogy!!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Just Put Some Fucking ACTION In It... you know? "Action" Comics?

    by Autodidact

    Superman must punch some stuff. Preferably a giant robot.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    They should have gone with Paul Giamatti...

    by JoeHungg

    Just saying...

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Looks more like Reeves than Routh...

    by EL Freaken

    Good choice, now bring Braniac and fit the Doomsday story in. Definitely Rachel McAdams for Loise!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Capone does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Aha! From Capone's review, this is hilarious...<p> "Superman Returns is the finest and most well-rounded film about superheroes ever made. Superman Returns isn't simply good, it's damn near perfect, and it gets better with repeated viewings."<p> Capone's review of SUPERMAN RETURNS: LOOK WHO'S STALKING.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    LAME... and just another mis-cast Superman...

    by codecrackx15 The part of Superman needs to be cast older... please see the link above for a better casting. Brandon Routh even looked better for the part than this guy... Trally, they need to find someone 35 - 45 because this casting is not good.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Snyder Casting? *cough* Malin Ackerman *cough*

    by thatfilmlover

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    No no no. It was supposed to be Jim Caviezal

    by UltraTron

    right after Monty Cristo wrapped. They waited so long they had to go with the short kid that played his son.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST


    by Gabba-UK

    pleased that a Brit has a major role, annoyed for Routh because he was the best thing in Singer's laudable but flawed attempt. Kate Bosworth being the worst Lois of ALL time. Also no John Williams theme.... epic fail. Just get Williams to score the movie after its made. Job done.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I'll take Karen Gillan as Lois though.

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Maybe David Bowie as the villain.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I love how when superhero films first started to become...

    by rbatty024

    popular geeks called on Hollywood to take these character seriously. "Superheroes can be true art," geeks exclaimed in unison. However, when directors actually treated superheroes as characters with true psyches worth in-depth examination, like in Ang Lee's Hulk and Singer's Superman Returns, geeks rose up proclaiming that all they really want is more punching. The average moviegoer just wants a bunch of empty calories, and this is just as true for the average dumb romantic comedy as it is for the average dumb superhero film.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Actually Johnny Depp will probably play Bond

    by cylon_conspiracy

    As soon as he stops making family films.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Brilliant Idea for Jor-el

    by Phategod100

    If any of you guys saw the Pilot for Superman :the Animated Series It gave a wonderful intro for Jor-el and Krypton and also Braniac. And as an added bonus Routh could play Jor-el.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Massawyrm does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    <p> "The movie is insanely good – dare I even say great. I don’t believe I am slipping into the realm of hyperbole when I say that Superman Returns is the Lord of the Rings of superhero films."<p> Um.. I think you just 'might' be slipping into hyperbole there Massa.. considering Supes Returns was mediocre at best.. melodramatic limp-dicked shit at worst.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Casting Game

    by falconsclaw

    Perry White - Bruce Boxleitner Jimmy Olsen - Jason Earles Lois Lane - Erica Durance Lex Luthor - Bruce Willis

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    I loved Ang Lee's Hulk

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Enjoyed it much more than the Edward Norton version. I even bought the DVD. I also thought Watchmen was a masterpiece. Me and like three people here thought that. I also thought TDK was over-rated and was too Dark. Though I loved Batman Begins. The original Superman was a classic for a reason though and is about as winning of a formula as you can get. Just because I loved Watchmen doesn't mean I want to see an R-Rated, extra violent Superman though.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Robert Downey Jr. as Lex Luthor...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...if there HAS to be a Luthor in this. Make a manipulator-in-the-background sort of villain like 80's evil businessman Lex. Main villain should be Brainiac. Tie him into the death of Krypton like they did in the Animated Series. Need someone who can do total-evil-bugfuck-insane. Damned if I know who, though. Can the whole "young Clark deciding whether to be Superman" plot we've all been threatened with.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Chickenstew: never liked dean cain based

    by UltraTron

    entirely on the fact that he didn't have blue eyes. Same with Routh and his contact lenses. Reeves set the bar. You gotta have baby blues to be superman after that

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    America hates Americans

    by elsewhere

    It's true. Look around.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Bowie's semi-retired, I think...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ... dude's in his 60's now.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Fuck the Doomsday "Story"

    by Autodidact

    I feel like anyone who suggests this has not read enough Superman comics. I would love to see a superhero story about the middle of a superhero's career, where he's busy just saving the world, and we don't have to deal with any of the following: 1. The origin 2. The death and rebirth 3. Daddy issues 4. The next generation Just show me a fucking Superman story about him saving the god damn world. No need for any super-bastard sons or fucking moony date rape stalker bullshit or fucking showing us the time in between when Clark Kent took his last shit in Smallville and his first shit in Metropolis. The thing that really bugs me about almost all superhero movies: they load it with a bunch of highly personal motivations. The thing about superHEROES.... they go out and find problems to solve... fixing your broken family or avenging your personal wrongs is not fucking "super"-heroism. And nobody fucking tell me "super" means they have super powers. No, it doesn't. "super" means they go beyond normal heroism i.e. firemen police etc. that's why Batman and the Punisher are superheroes. It's also why Punisher War Zone is one of the best comic book movies. No origin, no personal bullshit. Just the Punisher being The Punisher.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    love Bowie

    by cylon_conspiracy

    I know he's older but he's still a genius. Really hope he plays a Bond Villain at least before he disappears from the public eye completely. And I want to see him release a standards album and do a few weeks in Vegas. Probably never happen.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by Ironhelix

    Agree with everything you said. Ang Lee's Hulk is fantastic, and one of the best comic book adaptations ever done. I really don't understand why no one likes it. In regards to this guy playing Superman: He's too young. Superman should be a fatherly figure, since he's basically mankind's protector. This dude is a fucking child. Doesn't work for me.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Brit actors have gotten so they can pull off...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    pretty passable, non-regional specific American accents. American actors trying to pull of British accents still inadvertently channel Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins. Fact of life.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Sorry Tommy but Superman is an AMERICAN.

    by LordEnigma

    This casting is fundamentally ANTI-AMERICAN. Nolan is no better than those assholes who come over to the us, take our money, and secretly hate us while doing it. It's disgusting casting of the highest degree and I will never ever see a movie with a BRIT as SUPERMAN. It's just wrong. Now he should just go ahead and cast Emma Watson as Lois since Nolan and Co. see Americans as PIECES OF SHIT and CLEARLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Fuck Nolan, Fuck Snyder, and FUCK THIS MOVIE!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds - Canadian

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    Sorry. At least GL's not a Mountie.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Oh that's right...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...Supposedly, the villain's gonna be General Zod. Who would make a good Zod?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    They could of gone with a better Supes....

    by BlackBriar

    A. Hammer would of been a much stronger cast, It's amazing that American actors are not not getting big roles.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST


    by Sprinky

    Reeve was born in New York (yes that's in America last time i checked) so you can breath easy now.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    A Yank played Sherlock

    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    Costner played Robin Hood. Who really care's? So carefull Lordenigma or you might stain you Stars and Stripes underwear.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    But laments Routh being passed over. He was a truly worthy Superman

    by The Krypton Kid

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Never saw Sherlock Holmes

    by cylon_conspiracy

    even though I'm a huge RDJ fan. Why? Because Sherlock Holmes is British, one of the most iconic British characters ever, and the idea of an American playing him was STUPID. And I'm sure it was a good movie. That stuff just bothers me though. So I'm consistent here.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST


    by damned-dirty-ape

    Nolan uses actors from all over the world, not just British actors. Look at his catalgue of films, they speak for themselves. He uses quality actors whether they are American or not. He's not some anti American militant filmaker. It's kind of a moot point anyway as Nolan has very little to do with the project due to DKR. It's Snyder and his crew that are doing the main casting. Just relax a bit. It might turn out well in the end.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Henry Cavill resembles Christopher Reeve

    by brocknroll

    Another Christopher Reeve look alike. No surprise there.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    although no one could play patrick bateman

    by cylon_conspiracy

    like Christian Bale did though. And he didn't bother me so much as Batman because he's one of my favourite actors. So maybe I'm consistently inconsistent.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    News just in..... Superman is not American

    by Gabba-UK

    He is in fact Kryptonian. He is an Alien and an illegal one at that. He was raised by Americans but has knowledge of cultures and technology spanning galaxies. He is also a fictional comic book hero. All I'm saying is calm down a bit people.....

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST


    by damned-dirty-ape

    RDJ plays the part very well. I really would recommend watching it.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Punisher a super hero?

    by BrandonGK

    He's a fucking serial killer whose victims are gangsters and street criminals.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    He's Dreeaaamy

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Too short? He's 6'1"...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...What? Do you want him to be 7'2"? Maybe they should cast Shaq? Would that make you happy? Didn't think so.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by Ironhelix

    I would normally agree with you 100%, but Superman is an alien pretending to be an American, so why can't an Englishman pretend to be superman?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Having Nolan supervise Supes was the big selling point though

    by cylon_conspiracy

    His involvement was supposed to make everyone rest easy because it would be a mega hit like TDK. Of course, the last thing I want to see is Superman get the same treatment Batman did in TDK. It would be like remaking The Wizard of Oz from 1939 in the style of the SAW films.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    It doesn't work the other way around.

    by LordEnigma

    Brits seem to think that it works the other way around? Sorry, but it doesn't. You're culture can be picked up in two minutes by watching your TV. Being an AMERICAN is something you have to LIVE and LEARN to understand. Do you really think some sorry jackass from THE JERSEY ISLANDS will know what it means to be Superman? Do you think he will even come close to understanding what putting on that outfit means? This guy doesn't understand what it means to be American, he will never understand what it means to be American, and on that reasoning alone he should turn this role down to save face from two years of internet attacks on his ISLAND BORN ASS. Seriously, WB cast a brit for international box office, and that's it. They did it because they are still scared of selling an AMERICAN ICON abroad. There's a reason why Captain America is only called THE FIRST AVENGER abroad, but at least Marvel CAST AMERICAN. FUCK DC, FUCK WARNERS, AND FUCK NOLAN FOR CASTING BRITISH!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Just hope they don't use that stupid...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...stiff spitcurl wig on him like every Supes actor since Reeve.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I was hoping for "Old Guy from Mad Men". Still, guy looks like Supes

    by David Cloverfield

    But someone give Hamm some superhero property. Don't waste such a ridicolous cartoon face.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Lordenigma, it's no longer "the American way."

    by Orion

    Or didn't you see that shitbag of a last movie where Lex luthor was knocking off old, rich widows. :)

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Mark Zuckerberg as Lex luthor

    by Orion

    Slap a bald cap on that prick, or better yet shave his head. You saw SNL, that guy can really act.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Only problem is his height. Or lack there of.

    by tamethecunt

    He's too damn short for the gig. I"m sorry, I don't give a fuck about not being American but he's way too short for Supes.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by LordEnigma

    HE IS AN AMERICAN! Good lord. Go read his origin stories. He's an ALIEN who choses to be AN AMERICAN. No fucking Brit would choose to be an American, outside of fucking CRAIG FERGENSON, because most of those limey bastards think they are better. Seriously, a limey fuck putting on that symbol makes me throw up a bit in my mouth.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Superman was an illegal alien.

    by Ironhelix

    Where's his fucking green card anyway?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST


    by paintitcoolness

    I completely agree. Reeve was my superman, and Routh became it through his manner and way he has conducted himself these last years. He i believe took the jump. Maybe its time for me to let this fictional character go, and keep it a childhood realm.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Yvonne Strahovski as Lois Lane

    by Orion

    She looks great as a brunette as well as in a cat suit.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    I'm still waiting for someone to cast a grizzled motherfucker

    by David Cloverfield

    as Superman. I get it you can't do it right now. But I hope if they ever do a Superman Vs Batman movie, they do it in the vein of Dark Knight Returns - with badass, middle aged men with clashing ideologies.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Also, I hope they cast a woman this time for Lois.

    by tamethecunt

    Kate Bozworth was zany as Lois. She's a anorexic, who looks like she's still a teenager. Lois Lane is a woman for Christ sake.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    He's been waiting in the wings forever....

    by Righteous Brother

    He was in the running for Batman lost out to Bale, and for Bond lost out to Craig......hope he kicks ass as Superman.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Bowie and Bond

    by MaxCalifornia.

    David Bowie turned down the role of Max Zorin (eventually played by fucking WALKEN!) in A View to a Kill, so he had his chance.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    The plot of Superman returns should've been....

    by Orion

    ...Superman returns from his hiatus and Lex Luthor has become the most powerful man in the world. Pure corruption. This way you could've worked in the old "the world has turned on Superman" and maybe Lois is the only one to still believe in him as opposed to the opposite. Instead we got stuck with that stupid plot, a stalker superman, the dumb kid, and a petty thief Luthor.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    codecrackx15 about that Superman casting

    by Sprinky

    Older? Reeve was 24 when he was cast in the first Superman movie but he looked much older. Brandon Routh was in the same age when he was doing SR but i always thought he looked way more like a Superboy. Age is in that respect not important. As i said a couple times before on this subject: you train an actor to be buffed up but if he doesn't look the part, can't command the presence as Superman but also can handle himself to play the somewhat nerdy Clark Kent then you might well be giving up on this picture. It's the central character for God sake. I've heard and read people shouting their choices....some of them could well be a Superman but not really convincing as a Clark Kent. And vice versa. And there's the close ties syndrome.....Tom Welling has been named more than a few times but will the audience ever lose the idea that we're not watching Smallvillle: The movie and Brandon coming from an ill received Superman movie that people can't really place with the new one because it seems that's playing in another timeline. So it's the whole package for me and not just the age.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Sorry Superman belongs to the world now.

    by David Cloverfield

    He's not an american icon. Yes, he's the product of two jewish kids from New York, but the whole world knows and loves what he stands for. If a middle eastern actor had the jaw, the charisma and the talent to play him, they should cast him. Superman is the best Man Kind has to offer, what we should aspire to. This "unamerican actor playing superman makes me throw up" stuff is the saddest thing I've read all week.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    by antonphd

    You knew this kid was going to be big someday watching that movie. He has the looks and the ability to actually act with a range of emotions. I haven't seen him in much since, besides Stardust, but he was my first choice for taking over Superman. I liked the way the True Blood werewolf guy looked better for Superman, but he was too stiff. So, good job Zac Snyder. I approve. And that's all that matters.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Fuck you lordenigma you stupid cunt....

    by Righteous Brother

    We've had to fucking put up with Kevin Costner as Robin Hood, or Robert Downey Jnr as Sherlock Holmes. Prick.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Would have been funny if they cast a Brit

    by elsewhere

    as Captain America. What a shitstorm that would have caused.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    No Origin story needed

    by Orion

    How can you top the Richard Donner version? I think Nolan is pretty enamored with that film and will hopefully see the pointlessness of topping it. I heard they go into a great amount of Krypton mythology, so instead of Superman's origin we may learn more about Krypton. Which could be a good or bad thing depending on how it's done.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale is British....

    by drumble

    There is a certain amount of ACTING involved in these things, thank God.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST


    by Superturd

    Not crazy about this guy. Seen him in Whatever Works and he's a foppy english softie; too pretty to be likable, too goofy to be tough. And I am very pleased with the fanboy outrage over Brandon Routh's outage. Finally, we can collectively gather and admit that, while the MOVIE was a piece of shit, he was a pretty freaking perfect supes post-Reeve (not as tight with the Clark Kent stuff, but that's why god invented acting lessons).

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Very. Nice. News.

    by Se7en

    This will be so Epic.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Armie Hammer should have won this role.

    by LordEnigma

    This guy is short (I have 3 inches on the bastard), British, and too fucking pretty. He's just bad casting and I cannot see it sticking. He's Eric Stoltz. We just have to wait for him to drop out because this guy is snake bit and he will not be Superman. It's just not going to happen. There's no way his bad luck turns good all of a sudden especially by playing AN AMERICAN ICON!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    They should cast an Arab actor to play Superman

    by Orion

    Really piss off the world.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    "No fucking Brit would choose to be an American"

    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    Well that's one thing you got right.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    But the pic above is missing the patented curl.

    by Se7en

    Make sure his hair is parted right this time.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    lordenigma you are the living end.

    by BrandonGK

    Best comedy act on the internet, bar none.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Tom Welling looks like a fashion model

    by Orion

    not Superman. I don't want to see his f-ing face on an I-max screen.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    John Hamm as Don Draper/Superman

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Would have been perfect if they also cast Vincent Kartheiser as Jimmy Olsen. On the surface, Jimmy Olsen would be always there to help out his superior Clark Kent and to be a "team player" for the Daily Planet. However, as Clark Kent keeps moving up the ranks and Jimmy Olsen stays at the bottom he would start resenting Clark Kent and would be determined to steal his job. One day while sitting behind a vacationing Clark Kent's desk, imagining what it would be like to be HIM, Jimmy Olsen would find a secret box of photos of Clark Kent wearing the Superman outfit. Soon Jimmy Olsen would be certain that Clark Kent was in fact Superman, and would try to use this knowledge to get promoted at the Daily Planet, at Kent's expense. First, Jimmy Olsen threatens Kent that if he doesn't get a promotion, he will go up to Perry White and admit that he is in fact Superman, and all the time and resources being spent trying follow Superman around town were actually being wasted. Clark Kent panics, decides to fly into space to get away but at the last moment returns to Metropolis because he can't run away from his obligation to humanity. It gets tense between Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen, but Kent decides they are going to right then and there have a meeting with Perry White. They walk into Perry White's office and Clark Kent says "Mr. White, Jimmy here has something to say." Olsen hesitates but finally goes in for the kill. "Have you noticed that when Kent here takes off his glasses, he looks an awful lot like Superman? Have you noticed that whenever Superman is around, Clark Kent is nowhere to be found, but when he leaves, Kent magically comes walking on by? Mr. White, I have evidence that I believe proves that Clark Kent is in fact Superman, and that he's been deceiving the Daily Planet, and using up all our time and money just so he can safely rely on having a secret identity. He is not who he claims to be. He is an imposter." Clark Kent's heart is pounding fast, he knows it's all over. He will be fired for fraudulently wasting the Daily Planet's travel budget. He is shocked to see Perry White calmly walk over to Jimmy Olsen, look him in the eye and say "Jimmy.... WHO CARES????" Jimmy Olsen is shocked, leaves Perry White's office in shame. Jimmy Olsen tries to make eye contact with Peggy Olsen on the way back to his office, but she refuses to return his glance. Jimmy Olsen will have to destroy Clark Kent/Superman another day.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    supervillain - Arab Superman

    by David Cloverfield

    That would hillarious to watch all the red faces. (Especially if they found the perfect Supes, who just happens to be a little browner)I'm still holding out hope for Rashida Jones as Lois though.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    lordenigma - it's called ACTING idiot

    by antonphd

    you don't play yourself in a film unless it's a documentary. this is a super hero film. about a guy from another planet. stop being an embarrassment to america by talking like an idiot.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Oh i would like to point out.....

    by Sprinky

    John Cleese of all people proposed a comic called "Superman: true Brit" with a story of what happens if Superman was raised in Brittain. And he looks like this: The irony of this whole story huh?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone to lordenigma's heart...


    It said "I'm going to attack this guy if he doesn't step outside and take some deep breaths". I figured I should pass the message on.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Twinkified Gay Porn Superman???

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    Maybe. I've loved everything Zack Snyder has done, and Watchmen was/is underrated.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    He was awful in Whatever Works

    by Bobthegrinch

    But in his defence I think it was a terribly written part. I thought he did good work in The Count Of Monte Cristo and in his small role in Stardust. Certainly looks the part. Best of luck to him I say.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    and let's not forget Spiderman's a Brit too

    by mr

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I wonder if lordenigma has ever read Superman: Red Son.

    by BrandonGK

    He'd probably go on a shooting spree.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    With Smallville ending with Welling in the suit...

    by deano velvet

    I think the producers of The Man Of Steel have to be worried that Welling doesn't Smash it out of the park with his interpretation and look. To have two different actors in the same year wearing the suit must be a bit of headache for the powers that be. I for one would have liked to see Welling get the part but I do understand the baggage that comes with him would be a hurdle. I'm happy with the choice of Cavill, he doesn't come from the iconic Christopher Reeve mold which is what Nolan must want to be distancing himself from with his take on it. and i'd like to second the motion to get Rachael Mcadams to play Lois Lane.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Also: supes is the only hero who should be PRETTY

    by David Cloverfield

    I mean man-pretty, making nerds questioning their sexuality everywhere. If I'm not wondering if I would fuck Superman, the casting is bad. The jury is still out on this guy, although I have to admit, he's looking good.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    rbatty024 is right..

    by MST3KPIMP

    Superman Returns and Lee's Hulk are the 2 boldest hero films of the last decade. They lovingly took theyre subjects seriously and fleshed them out with details, patience and style that most would'nt even consider. The irony is that they were both punished for this by a shallow public as well as self-proclaimed geeks, and the result? The instantly forgettable Norton Hulk which was a generic action romp that made the Bixby T.V. show look like Shakesphere. It's amazing that a decade that gave us the most comicbook movies ever has blown it more than half the time. I have some hope for this Superman as I liked the Watchmen enough but he is prob the most difficult hero to pull off due to the balance of powers, emotion and history.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    I hope he's practised how to Slow Motion

    by D o o d

    Zak doesn't do it in camera or post, he makes his actors act slowly!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Clancy Brown is Lex Luther!

    by TheDudeinLA

    He is the man! If we have to have Luther...lets get the only man that knows the roll and has lived the roll for over a decade!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Interesting story about the casting of Christopher Reeve..

    by Orion

    I love the fact that if Darth Vader would've been American he might've been cast as Superman: The producers previously failed to sign an A-list actor for the title role before Richard Donner's hiring. It was decided to cast an unknown actor, and casting director Lynn Stalmaster first suggested Christopher Reeve, but Donner and the producers felt he was too young and skinny.Over 200 unknown actors auditioned for Superman, including Christopher Walken and Nick Nolte. "We found guys with fabulous physique who couldn't act or wonderful actors who did not look remotely like Superman," creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz remembered. "Jon Voight had signed a deal to play Superman for a lot of money if we couldn't find anyone else." Neil Diamond and Arnold Schwarzenegger were interested but ignored. The search became so desperate that producer Ilya Salkind's wife's dentist was screen tested. Stalmaster convinced Donner and Ilya to have Reeve screen test in February 1977. Reeve stunned the director and producers, but he was told to wear a "muscle suit" to produce the desired muscular physique. Reeve refused, undertaking a strict physical exercise regime headed by David Prowse. Prowse had wanted to portray Superman, but was denied an audition by the filmmakers because he was not American. Prowse also auditioned for Non. Reeve went from 170 to 212 pounds during pre-production and filming. Many have felt Reeve was typecast in the role during his career. However, Reeve felt, "'Superman' brought me many opportunities, rather than closing a door in my face." - From Wikipedia

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Smallville TV movies planned????

    by deano velvet

    There's a constant rumour about that post season 10. So could we potentially have a movie superman and a tv superman at the same time??? Surely Warner Bros wouldn't allow that??

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST


    by ThisBethesdaSea

    Please oh please....he's the most boring villian ever.

  • Perfect producers. Perfect Director. Perfect casting. Geekasm overfrickin load. Two years ? Too long.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Favorite talkbacks on AICN: Brits vs Americans

    by CreasyBear

    Always fiery but usually good-natured, without the depressing vitriol of the politics / religion threads. And on the topic of believable accents, there are more than a few actors who I didn't realize were UK or Aussie until I heard them in an interview, and I think that if some overseas talkbackers were completely honest, they would admit there are American actors who -- if the talkbacker hadn't known differently beforehand -- could pass for English, accent-wise.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I agree w/ Ang's Hulk. It was underrated by the public

    by tamethecunt

    for taking itself so seriously.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Just like with SUPERMAN RETURNS --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- I will NOT be seeing this. Other DC properties I would like to see: Blue Devil, Aquaman, Vigilante, Starman, Sandman (both classic and Gaiman versions) and of course Lobo.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I'd like Erica Durance to land the role of...

    by Triple_J_72

    ... my wife. :-) But alas, she was married before I was even aware of her... God damn the Fates.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Jim Caviezal as Jor-El

    by luke_lymon

  • Not that it would ever happen. Oh well.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST


    by Mike_D

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST


    by LordEnigma

    Anton, it's about what SUPERMAN MEANS! More than any other comic character, what SUPERMAN MEANS, means as much as the character itself. The fact that Nolan and Snyder didn't get this and that Warners want to sell the movie internationally more than domestically, pretty much tells you all you need to know about this film. It's just an INTERNATIONAL SUPERMAN but SUPERMAN is NOT INTERNATIONAL. He never has been because what he represents is one nation and it's people on a global scale. I also have read RED SON and it's a good comic. If Nolan wants to make Superman a Brit then make him a Brit, just don't shove this tiny limey fucker down my throat and expect me to accept it. Fuck NOLAN, FUCK SNYDER, and FUCK THE WB for this casting. And badlydubbedporn, and that's why no limey cocksucker should ever wear the cape.

  • Over the moon, indeed.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    David Goyer is still the screenwriter, ensuring awfulness

    by IndustryKiller!

    The guy is so so awful, I can't believe Nolan would let him run wild with this.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST


    by Lucifer Haywood

    Get fucked! I'm AMERICAN and I approve this casting!!! I WILL go see it! All you can have is your SHAME as you silently purchase a ticket and treat yourself to A BRIT AS SUPERMAN when it's released.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    NEWSFLASH: IRS Suing Superman for back taxes

    by Cheif Brody

    Guy hasn't filed ONCE since he crossed our atmosphere border illegally. Unless Clark is filing for two, that is. Even if he claims his official residence is outside the continental US, he would still have to file for a work visa.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    True Blood guy woulda been way better

    by SmokingRobot


  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST


    by damned-dirty-ape

    Nice article, but i had to chuckle at the part about David Prowse not getting the part because he was British. Prowse certainly is British but i think it's more to do with his thick West Country Accent as to why he didn't get the part. Watch the extras on the Star Wars original trilogy DVD to see what i mean. Seeing Darth Vader talk like that is very amusing

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by luke_lymon

    should be played by Martin Klebba if they have a Mxyzptlk

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Boycott!!! Brandon was perfect!

    by Ditko

    Poor guy, c'mon.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by NeonFrisbee

    Looks gay pornish. Twinky. Oh well, gotta pander to the Twilight crowd, after all. I wish they woulda went older and cast Jon Hamm. I know they couldn't because they're trying to launch a franchise and all that, and he's def too old to be a franchise launcher, but he woulda been perfect as Supes. Oh well. So much for perfect casting. Either way, I don't know what to think about this, good or ill. I know nothing about the guy other than he looks like a gay teenage boy, but that doesn't mean he *can't* play Superman. Maybe it'll work? I dunno.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST


    by paintitcoolness

    i wholeheartedly agree. he became the new superman. this saga became something for kids now, not for me any more.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    First Reaction...

    by BobParr

    I wish they got someone bigger. The actor playing Superman should be 6'4" and there is a difference between a naturally big guy and a skinny guy who juices up. Routh's biggest problem was his Clark Kent. Reeve's comedic/slapstick take was BRILLIANT. I hope they give some consideration to his alter-ego.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Another Brit

    by damned-dirty-ape

    Playing an american icon: Hear that? Thats the sound of lordenigmas head exploding.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    "Jimmy, I AM YOUR FATHER" - David Prowse as Superman.

    by Orion

    I think the idea of David Prowse of AHNOLD as Supes is the entire reason I posted that story.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    The True blood guys looked way too much italian...

    by MajorTierce79

    sorry folks but this is better than that Joe dude from True Blood...never seen him acted, but he looked way too much as an italian hitman to play Supes, I could picture him say the "How u doin" phrase from Joey from the Friends tv show

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST


    by Orion

    Yes I thought the fact that they only wanted to cast an american is interesting when compared to some of the bitching about the wank being a brit.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    I would've preferred Armie Hammer

    by Nerd Rage

    But Cavill is a solid choice. He needs to pack on some serious muscle though.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Haywood, I am not a geek.

    by LordEnigma

    What makes you think that we are all geeks and all bitch about things yet go see them? This pisses me off to my core. I refuse to see a Superman movie with a Brit in the lead. It just won't happen. Sorry for disappointing you but realize that not all of this live by bullshit geek rules.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Give me Braniac!

    by BobParr

    No Luthor, no Zod. Something original please!! Kate Beckinsale would be the perfect Lois Lane or Katherine Zeta Jones (10 years ago).

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Supes is officially 6' 3" last I heard.

    by Mojo-Wan

    So he's only an inch or so off the mark. I'd make a snide comment about the calls to hire Rashida Jones, and what happens when nerds realize she's black... but you guys are just as bigoted about nationality as race. Casting an American actor is really quite broad... hiring a brit to play a guy from Kansas is not much more out there than hiring a guy from New York or LA. It's minor. Sure, I would have preferred an American actor, two to three inches taller. I also might have cast him more Jewish, honestly, olive complexion and darker curlier hair. But that's nitpicking, you paint yourself into a corner with those types of details. I'm happy with the guy the picked.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST


    by lead_sharp

    You did my bad!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds is Canadian, NOT American.

    by Flash

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Somewhere in the world..

    by BookhouseBoy

    ..Brandon Routh is drinking heavily.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Hathaway would have been a better Lois than Catwoman.

    by tamethecunt

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck cares if he's British?

    by jedihillis

    Choose the best guy for the job, I say. Guarantee when it's all said and done no one's going to judge the job he did because of where he comes from. If the guy can act and pull it off, that's what matters. Some people get caught up in the most trivial things...fucking simpletons.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Luthor should be in this . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . not the main villain (Brainiac Please!!!) but he should definitely make an appearance. I'd love Clancy Brown but it aint happening. Would also love to see Mel Gibson do it. That sure as HELL aint happening.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    And yes, PLEASE no origin!

    by Nice Marmot

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Just a thought...

    by LOTGA

    But everyone who is pissing and moaning over the dude's nationality knows that Joe Shuster was a Canadian, right?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I've wanted to bone Cavill for years now

    by NYC

    He's a great choice for Superman. I don't care if he's from Zimbabwe, the guy looks perfect for the part.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Batman's allowed to be British but Superman isn't?

    by henrydalton


  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    And for Lois Lane...

    by NYC

    How about Thandie Newton? Or a time warped Holly Gagnier, the chick who played rich bitch Natalie Sands in Girls Just Wanna Have Fun opposite SJP in '85?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Matt Bomer

    by Ender's Jeesh

    Need to be him. He's great on White Collar. If it wasn't going to be Hamm it needed to be Bomer. And what IS up with all the British playing our Heros? Fuck... I'd say we could get back by having Americans play all the British heros, but...

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Nobody as Lex Luther, GET A REAL VILLAIN

    by Saen


  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    DAMN. Too bad about Routh

    by Star Hump

    Perfect for the role. He deserved better. Oh well. Moving on. I hope Cavill knocks it out of the park. Snyder and Goyer are the main worries about this project. I wonder if they'll redesign the outfit. You have to keep the colors, the boots, the shield on his chest and the flowing cape, but they ought to look into losing the trunks. Snyder worries me. He'll make it all look visually spectacular; I just hope we don't see some of the stiff acting that we saw in Watchmen. He seems a bit tone deaf at times. Must have a smart screenplay, too, one that actually understands Superman. Come through for us Goyer. Make it shine, man. For example, he's not going to leave Earth for 5 years. He's not going to stalk Lois Lane. Lois Lane is not married to some other guy and she doesn't have a super kid. But don't err too much in the other direction either. Don't make him a stiff, goody-two-shoes Boy Scout. Gotta find that happy medium. Give him a sense of humor, loosen him up a bit, give him a sense of fun. Being Superman would be fun (well, most of the time, you know, when you're not getting your ass handed to you buy Darkseid.) And can we dump the whole hapless Clark Kent bit? It's been done to death.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST


    by paintitcoolness


  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Even 300 Has Exterraneous Boring Shit

    by Autodidact

    All the senatorial intrigue stuff in 300 is so fucking boring. When the chick is getting raped it's both ugly and pointless.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    I want an american Dr. Who then

    by crimsoncinder

    Yeah im being a bastard. I want an american Doctor Who then. I want an american in Britains most sacred character.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    He looks the part. Good start.

    by GimpInMyPants

    I trust Zack Shyder to deliver the goods on the screen. Now lets just hope the script is awesome.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua


  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    LordEnigma: how fucking DARE you

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    To paraphrase your idiot post: "Everything that can be learned about British culture can be learned by watching five minutes of your television." YOU IGNORANT FUCKER. I'm not even going to list the ways that makes you sound like a closed-minded, ill-informed, under-educated, unenlightened, unthinking fucking TOOL. Think before you write, dickhead. Read a book, read some history, read a British newspaper. We may be smaller than America but there are just as many classes, divisions, eccentricities, character... I'm fucking STUNNED at your ignorance. WHICH, by the fucking by, is a prime example of the worst, unwarranted, comedy stereotype of the "Dumb American". Something I know is a stereotype and not to be taken seriously. Much less tossed out as a statement of fact, which is what you just did. You utter, utter, cock-end.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    And Zooey Deschanel is the most perfect LOIS EVER!!

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Based on looks it was a good choice.

    by billF

    I just pray he can act both roles!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Wow just found out what this film is about.

    by the Green Gargantua

    It is about sucking. You will not see Supes fighting Darkseid or Braniac, and to be honest it sounds like more of the tone of the last Singer film.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Vin Diesel would have bee such a perfect Darkseid too, such a shame.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by Jonathhan Kana

    which means, they will end up going with some pale, ugly troll faced white girl as lois instead. They already have a brit as supes, cant have a half black as lois too

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST


    by Jonathhan Kana

    before a got damn BRIT

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Doesn't matter

    by The_Motorcycle_Boy

    Snyder will still balls this up. We'll have a slick trailer and that'll be abouti, chaps.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by juice willis

    I've seen Rashida Jones' name show up in these talkbacks before for the part of LL, and I'm right there with you. Works on every level. The problem is that some studio exec fuckface is pushing some generically hot CW flavor-of-the-month at this very moment.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by brocknroll

    All you Routh nerds needs to shut up about him and move on. Routh was not a good Superman, he was nothing special.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    LordEnigma as Braniac and Luthor.

    by Orion

    After reading his posts I'm convinced he could play both roles. Tommygavinsego as Jimmy Olson.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Stallone as Doomsday

    by Orion

    No prosthetics necessary.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Routh came across as a Stalker

    by Orion

    Sure, a lot of that had to do with the Story, but either way his wooden acting didn't make it any better. At least he looked good, right?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    Olivia Wilde for Catwoman

    by NeonFrisbee

    You see her in that tight leather electro-catsuit in Tron Legacy? I want *that* in the Catwoman suit. And she also has this kind of edge to her; Hathaway seems too wholesome to be Catwoman. I agree with whoever said Hathaway would be a better Lois. I guess we'll see. I wasn't feeling Heath Ledger either, and then he wound up turning out THE definitive Joker performance, and one of the greatest, most iconic villain performances of all time. As far as Supertwink here? I dunno. Maybe it'll work. I don't know enough about the guy to say one way or the other.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    That photo looks shopped...

    by JethroBodine

    :-D If you think I'm being serious, then you aren't thinking. ;-)

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Internet Patriotism

    by Flummage

    Never not slightly uncomfortable to spectate, nearly always most loudly proselytized by wonky-eyed, easily-angered zealous males carrying rocks/poop/comicbooks. Regularly hilarious. So it most definitely goes.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    No Dark and Gritty Superman!

    by Cinemastorm

    Unless you do it like the DCUO cinematic trailer. As long as Superman remains a hero, and not a cynical or 'hero-with-an-attitude' type of character, I'm sold on this. I always thought it would be interesting to see Metropolis as an oppressive city under Lex Luthor that Superman has to fight to change and earn the respect of, rather than it being squeaky clean. But Zack thinks big, and Nolan thinks gritty, and I'm not sure how this combo might come together.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST


    by The Reluctant Austinite

    If you want to see Henry Cavill in an early heroic role, check out Joel Schumacher's criminally under-released, under-seen Nazi supernatural horror flick, "Blood Creek." It was voted by Rue Morgue Magazine as Best Horror Film of 2010 You Didn't See. I wrote a review of it that was posted on AICN over a year ago, and if the vintage articles are still there with the new servers, you can likely still dig it up. It also stars Michael Fassbender as an evil, undead Nazi bastard not unlike the Red Skull, so basically you can see Superman VS the Red Skull. Now that's a DC/Marvel crossover worthy of a Treasurey Sized Edition waiting for you to check it out on DVD!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST


    by damned-dirty-ape

    Well said

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    I second Clancy Brown for Lex Luthor!

    by Judge Briggs

    Would be awesome sauce. Seriously, CAN WE PLEASE HAVE INFORMATION ON THE VILLAIN?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Patriotism does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    T H E P A T R I O T.<p> Mel Gibson (not American).<p> Sorry, just wanted to contribute to LordEnigma's anyeurism. Spiderman, Superman, Batman - all British.<p> Scott Pilgrim's Americon tho... he's kinda a superhero, right?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST


    by ROBE

    Well lets see Anne Hathaway played Jane Austen. Renee Zellwegger played Bridget Jones and Beatrice Potter. Kevin Cosner played Robin Hood. Angelina Jolie played Lara Croft. Robert Downey Jnr played Sherlock Holmes. Then the worst of the lot, these characters were turned into Americans: Keanu Reeves played John Constantine. Barry Nelson played Jimmy Bond. Jeremy Sumpter and Robin Williams played Peter Pan. Val Kilmer played Simon Templar.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Michael Cera and Jessie Eisenberg better beef up.<p> They carry the weight of an acting generation on their slender shoulders.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Great call! At least Cavill can act, unlike Joe Manganiello

    by SpyGuy

    As for the rampant anglophobia here, if you losers could deal with Christian Bale as Batman, you can deal with this. Cavill will be just fine if you assclowns STFU long enough to give him a chance.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Henry Cavill as Superman.

    by BooBoosDaddy

    Hell Yeah. Me likey. Now, Snyder, pay attention: I know you like the CG over directing your actors to, you know, act. Can you please actually spend some time directing your actors to act this go around? Oh, and Superman better be punchin' some shit. I mean, there better be a muther fuckin' Superman fight and he better be fuckin' shit up. I say no to heavy lifting unless it is directly followed by slamming and fuckin' a bad guy up. Thanks.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by SpyGuy

    There's no way in hell you're going to come up with anything better, so just treat it as iconic as the James Bond theme and move on.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST



    Who cares? You should just go spank off to that poster of Justin Bieber above your bed and wait for mom to finish making your dinner.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    The colonies will soon be english again

    by thewiseman

    Batman, Spiderman and now Superman are all english guys. I think we have enough power now to claim back what is ours.<p> You americans might end up with dodgy teeth but at least you wont be fat anymore

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    by Norm3

    I was against this casting for Singer's Superman he seemed too young. But now that he's matured a bit he may work.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Pretty good casting choice, now cast a GREAT Lois Lane Snyder

    by Thanos0145

    Unlike Nolan fucking up by casting plain jane Hathaway, Snyder won't fuck up his casting choice of Lois Lane (who needs to be spunky). As long as Superman is portrayed in believing in Truth, Justice, and the AMERICAN WAY, Henry Cavill being a Brit shouldn't be a problem for anyone. Keep the Williams theme!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Javier Bardem as Bond villain?

    by MaxCalifornia.

    Now that's Cool News. Yet it isn't on this site.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    I do. Looks like the pussed out and got another boy where a man would have been better.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    As well as Robin Hood, what about U-571?

    by ChickenStu

    So we've got "Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves" out of the way (a movie starring Kevin Fucking Costner as Robin Hood which is an English folk legend which is almost 1000 years old) And then a bunch of retarded filmmakers had the colossal FUCKING nerve to make "U-571" in which AMERICAN soldiers captured the enigma coding machine, when in real life it was brave ENGLISH soldiers... AND YOU GUYS ARE GETTING PISSED ABOUT A BRIT PLAYING SUPERMAN? I know that no American here is directly responsible for the making of those films, but saying "Oh there should now be an American James Bond" and "Now there should be an American as Doctor Who"... don't you think we were at least insulted enough with "U-571"? WHICH WAS A BLATANT AMERICANISATION OF A TRUE STORY? If you're gonna be pissed about a Limey as Supes... you HAVE to acknowledge what Hollywood has done in the past in regards to English stuff. And you have no right to be pissed frankly. Like I said in an earlier post... the haters have NO MORAL HIGH GROUND. If American filmmakers think they have the right to do this to our stuff - then WE have a right to have one of our own play an American icon. Fuck it, it'll be a hit in the UK.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    americans v brits

    by logan1974

    come on leave it out.. You guys are just upset because your women like to have sex with us.. Oh im scottish. Remember braveheart.. I did not complain.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    How is this an AICN "exclusive?"

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    I read it on the AP first. Either way...good news.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Chickenstu you fucktard

    by IndyCollector

    Have you even seen U-571? It's a FICTIONAL depiction of missions carried about by the British AND United States. What is shown in the movie didn't happen in real life. Sure the British did the first and MOST of those missions but not all. Lighten up, Francis.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    no logan1974, you didn't complain...

    by ChickenStu

    and we didn't complain about Robin Hood being played by an American. But now the American members here are bitching about a brit playing Superman... it's only NOW that I FOR ONE am getting PISSED about it! There's a word for it you know. Begins with an H.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    indycollector, call me a fucktard all you want...

    by ChickenStu

    And fair enough - you make a valid point. But my argument still stands, and I stand by it.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    No Subject

    by GaryBuseyTeeth

    Henry Cavill? should have got Tommy Wiseau

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Zack is Over the Moon for Him.

    by cookylamoo

    Boy, that sounds really dirty. Is this Hollywood code for Zack is ass-fucking the guy.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Another prettyboy SUPERMAN 90210 Waste of time!

    by planetran_fan

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    He's too young to have Selma Blair be Lois. And she should!

    by planetran_fan

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Ok, how many movies about WW2

    by freerangecelt

    used British actors as Nazis? No attempt at German accents, just acting? So what's with the eye rolling? If the movie fails, it fails, and if it soars, then let it fly! And Chickenstu, point well taken. Big fan of Robin Hood, legends and fims, myself and hated Costner in the role.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Consider this:

    by ChickenStu

    Superman - To be played by a Brit. Spider-Man - Currently filming with a Brit. Batman - Played by a Brit in two of the most critically acclaimed comic book movies EVER. Green Lantern - Played by a Canadian. Wolverine - Played by an Australian. Hulk - Bruce Banner played by an Australian in Ang Lee's movie. This to me indicates there is an alarming lack of talent in the type of up and coming American actors who would usually get these roles. I don't have to sell you guys this shit, cause I think it sells itself. Writing's on the wall guys.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Williams better score it - screw Zimmer

    by justjerry

    Hanz Zimmer in my opinion is one of the worst film composers. He does have a niche tho - for cheap, unoriginal, misorchestrated, synthesized background noise. John WIlliams on the other hand is brilliant - knows how to score character themes, knows how to orchestrate knows how to pull out emotion. His Superman theme is iconic as SUperman himself and to push him and his themes to the side for this reboot is a bad idea. If they want a darker score -John WIlliams can do that. He doesn't have to score rainbows and lollipops throughout the movie. Yes his Superman march is very upbeat and happy - but Williams could easily darken it and use it sparingly if wanted by the director, etc. If you listen to Zimmer's score for the rebooted Batmans - his theme is two chords throughout the whole movie along with some synthesized techno beat. I don't want this for Superman - and I hope the director and studio listens to the fans and choose the right direction: Williams.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    At least it's not Shia Labeouf

    by Foucault

    And someone truly talented and handsome and worthy of a big role like that

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    They are all American films Chickenstu

    by IndyCollector

    I don't get what your point is. Sherlock Holmes - played by an American, and he's one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time. Even more so than Superman. James Bond - Played by a Scot, Australian and an Irishman. Lara Croft - Played by an American The Saint - Played by an American

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    MEL GIBSON as Lex Luthor

    by neverhed

    You might as well stop reading the talkback here. It's not going to get better than that.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    No Subject

    by GaryBuseyTeeth


  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    indycollector, if you don't get my point...

    by ChickenStu

    then read it again cause I'm hardly being subtle.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    James Bond is Scottish in the books btw...

    by ChickenStu

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    But he isn't in the films

    by IndyCollector

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by zillabeast

    It's been tough enough tolerating British Bruce Wayne. Then we've got British Peter Parker on the way (I dont care if he was born in LA). Now THIS? Clark fucking Kent? Fuck!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    I'll just say this:

    by ChickenStu

    Sherlock Holmes - Downey Jr nailed that and we admit it. Lara Croft? An iconic character? No one in the UK would've given a fuck if Angelinia Jolie did an american accent or not. I didn't even know she was supposed to be English until I saw the film... The Saint? Poor man's Raffles. No one gave a fuck. And I think the box office reflected that. What you don't get... is that no one in England complained! I didn't give a fuck until tonight when I saw the hate being directed at Cavill for being English... It's that simple.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Isn't he Indycollector? Then what is he?

    by ChickenStu

    Having not given a flying fuck before, just happy to see a good actor playing him... I don't know. Can you tell me?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Pleasantly surprised.

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    This thrills me that Routh was given the boot. As for Cavill's height, they have ways around it by using practical instead of digital effects; its been happening in Hollywood for years.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Kal-El isn't American. In fact, he's an illegal!

    by YackBacker

    Anyone upset by a British actor playing this role needs to reconsider their argument. Also, keep in mind that English actors kick our American asses. I'll take Ian McShane over George Clooney in any role, any day of the week. Brad Pitt? Meet Tom Wilkinson. American actors are weak. The Brits got us beat.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Kal-El isn't American. In fact, he's an illegal!

    by YackBacker

    Anyone upset by a British actor playing this role needs to reconsider their argument. Also, keep in mind that English actors kick our American asses. I'll take Ian McShane over George Clooney in any role, any day of the week. Brad Pitt? Meet Tom Wilkinson. American actors are weak. The Brits got us beat.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST


    by cylon_conspiracy

    No one hates this guy... you're just acting like a puss for effect. I'm sure he was the best choice for the role. The sad thing is that no American actors were good enough. That is extremely depressing. It's not his fault he got chosen.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Fantastic casting.

    by Swoomustdie

    He was amazing on the Tudors, in fact he was my favorite character on the show easily. I hope this movie does well, would love to see his career get that kind of bump.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Billy Zane as Luthor.

    by JediRob

    Make it happen!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I second Mel Gibson as Luthor.

    by Orion

    Just to hear him call Lois Sugar Tits.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Would anyone here watch an American James Bond?

    by cylon_conspiracy

    No, you wouldn't. That would completely destroy the franchise for me. I don't care how many people are demanding Adam Sandler for the part. It's wrong.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    The only way you can bitch about Kevin Costner

    by cylon_conspiracy

    in Robin Hood is if it were an all English production and Costner was the lone American. But that wasn't the case. Robin Hood with Kevin Costner was an American film made by American talent for an American audience, and audience who didn't want to see Kevin Costner acting like a British guy BTW. That film is a stain on Hollywood, I wouldn't keep bringing it up because no one is going to defend it.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Costner as Robin Hood is like Richard Gere in First Night

    by cylon_conspiracy

    playing the role of Lancelot. Oh wait, you didn't see that one. Neither did anyone else. Crickets.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    yeah I saw the Brolin screen tests

    by cylon_conspiracy

    Glad they came to their senses and kept it British.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Although I wouldn't mind a John Lennon bio-pic

    by cylon_conspiracy

    starring George Clooney as Lennon, Dustin Diamond as Paul McCartney, Johhny Knoxville as George Harrison, and Perez Hilton as Ringo Starr. And featuring Paul Giamatti as Brian Epstein. Special guest Jack White as George Martin. Brits would love that one. In fact, I imagine they would demand such a cast to portray the kings of the British Invasion.

  • As long as this guy doesn't sound like Brit and can fucking act, I'm fine. The rest is just window dressing. Besides what's wrong with a Brit as Superman? The last time around we had a piece of wood as Superman and the world didn't end. What's worse, a brit playing Superman or Kevin Spacey playing a lex Luthor who bilks old widows out of money? I'll go with Spacey, nothing against him, I just thought the world's premier criminal mind would have greater amibition. Everyone freaked out about a blonde James Bond and then the movie came out and Daniel Craig was proclaimed the best Bond since Connery.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynold's is Canadian

    by djbmike81

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but Ryan Reynold's is Canadian, so even fewer American superheroes.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST

    No, Cylon- we're just too busy stealing British shows

    by YackBacker

    and adapting them ("dumbing them down") for Middle-American tastes. Aside from him being used in war propaganda during WWII, what makes Superman an "American" property? He was created by a Canadian and an American- both Jews, both drawing on influences from mythology that goes far earlier than the creation of the United States. And then they had his character grow up in Kansas. Oh, that's what this is all about?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Why can't Supes be British if...

    by Subtitles_Off

    he can be skinny and pretty as a little girl? "British" should be the least of your concerns. Any actor can do an American accent. You just gotta dumb it down. Use small words and slur the syllables. Besides, it's a Zack Snyder picture. The kid'll be mostly just grunting.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    I already said Clark Kent would work for the BBC

    by cylon_conspiracy

    and that the entire film would take place in Europe, so I don't know why you have your panties in a wad.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    RAWR Superman is an 'Murican!

    by smackfu

    Really though? Superman stands for everything that is the American way? All-consuming greed, regardless of the impact on others and the environment? Pre-emptive attacks on people he fears might someday attack him? Torturing for confessions? Keeping brown people in their place? Installing puppet regimes? Superman *stood* for what America *was* 50 years ago. Lex Luthor now represents America better than Superman lol. Not to mention the guy is an illegal immigrant to begin with.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    If anything, Subs makes the more important point

    by YackBacker

    This casting makes me wonder if we're finally going to get the first official superhero film directed by Calvin Klein. I know Superman wears his briefs on the outside of his pantolones, but will SuperCavill just skip the pants altogether? Meow!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Another origin story would be completey stupid

    by quantize

    ...let's hope wisdom prevails there.. We deserve at least one completely kick ass, action filled superman movie this century!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Cast Carla Gugino as

    by Dennis_Moore

    a woman who sits on my lap and shifts around a lot...

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Jeff Foxworthy to play King Arthur

    by cylon_conspiracy

    can't wait. Paula Poundstone as Guienivere and Pauly Shore as Lancelot. I know what you're thinking, and the answer is "no, the Muppets are not involved".

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Lord Enigma: What a twat.

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    Quote: "... it's about what SUPERMAN MEANS! More than any other comic character, what SUPERMAN MEANS, means as much as the character itself ... It's just an INTERNATIONAL SUPERMAN but SUPERMAN is NOT INTERNATIONAL. He never has been because what he represents is one nation and it's people on a global scale." Face/palm-slappingly RETARDED. Superman represents IDEALS on a GLOBAL SCALE that are not ex-fucking-clusive to America, you big fucktard! They're ideals that are the best of ALL humanity. Justice, compassion, bravery, selflessness, righteousness. America doesn't hold the patent on those ideals, you massive tit. You obviously don't grasp that. And if it wasn't the case, SUPERMAN wouldn't be one of the top three or five most instantly recognised characters around the whole world. There's HIM, Mickey Mouse, and Jesus! That's about it! Look it up! Because the WHOLE WORLD knows Superman and what he stands for. What an utter pecker. Think before you write. And for the record, I couldn't care less about Americans playing British characters. It's about who's the best for the part, and makes for the best movie. Downey Junior was great as Sherlock, for a start. Bond is a part of British cultural fabric, and it's "our" only "Hollywood-ish" kinda franchise. It's totally British, it's made with British money by mostly British people, and loved around the world. The character himself, originally, is British through and through. The WWII-era, stiff-upper-lip, intelligent, resourceful, brave agent acting for Queen and country, on Her Majesty's Secret Service. I couldn't give a fuck if the next Bond is American, Australian, or fucking Iranian. It's about who's best for the role. Your words, Enigma, just make you sound closed-minded and ignorant. And it takes a lot for me to outright launch a tirade against a fellow talkbacker.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:43 p.m. CST

    But let's not ignore the casting of Ruper Everett

    by cylon_conspiracy

    As Mark Twain. Genius casting, Oscar-bait etc. On par with Bruce Willis' portrayal of Bill Shakespeare in Jule Taymor's staging of Hamlet. Cheers, mate.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Smack-Fu - well said

    by TommyGavinsEgo

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    and Justin Beiber as Harry Potter

    by cylon_conspiracy

    There's a bunch of sequels to be made, and J.K. Rowling thinks Beiber will keep his boyish good looks long enough to make a popular successor to Mr. Potter on the screen.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Stop feeding the troll he's A stooge

    by Phategod100

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    tommygavinsego, what is Superman about?

    by Immortal_Fish

    Truth, justice, and... what's that other part?<P>Let me guess, "All the rest," right?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Ha, good point about "James Blonde."

    by BrandonGK

    But in the end asking nerds not to bitch and whine about irrelevant bullshit is like asking a leopard not to have spots.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Where the actor is from is irrelevant.

    by beane2099

    In the 21st century, why would anyone quibble over something as moronic as that? It's not like they're casting Joe Pesci to play Gorbachev (I'd pay to see that though). It's Superman dammit. As long as the actor is GOOD, that's all that matters. And leave us not forget that both Christian Bale and Heath Ledger are NOT American and they did fine at their roles in Batman (Bale a little overdone, but good, nonetheless). People complaining that this movie is torched because a brit is playing an American character need to just have a Coke and a smile. Same can be said for folks complaining that he looks like Chris Reeve. More to the point, he looks like Superman. Chris Reeve also looked like Superman. Coincidence?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST


    by cylon_conspiracy

    I believe that sentence ends with "and all that stuff".

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Oh. And Steve Buscemi as General Zod.

    by beane2099

    Heh, why not? I liked the Danny Trejo as Jor-El bit earlier in the TB. I felt I had to add something to that.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    I just watched Factory Girl

    by cylon_conspiracy

    With an Australian playing Andy Warhol, a Brit playing Edie Sedgwick, and a Sith Lord playing Bob Dylan.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    They should have casted

    by Colonel Activity

    Shaquille O'Neal as KAZAAM! the rapping genie as Superman. Shaquille O'Neal as KAZAAM! the rapping genie is probably the most iconic hero in movie...nay, FILM history.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    another brit nabs a big dc hero part

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    first batman now superman - are brits better actors - i think maybe they are - they bring less american star baggage/garbage to a part - i will admit thought that routh was great in superman returns - but he was picked for that because of his likeness to reeve more than anything else - that movie was a direct sequel to superman 2 and not a real superman movie - imo

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST


    by Colonel Activity

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:56 p.m. CST


    by Colonel Activity

    Harry is fat. Just saying.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Bryan Singer owes Routh a career.

    by Wolfman Nards

    His movie fucking screwed him. I didn't mind Superman Returns, minus that having a son bullshit. I'll wait for the trailers before rushing to judgement.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST


    by TommyGavinsEgo

    Yes, I know, "the American Way". Fair enough... in the 40's, 50's and 60's! The world's changed. The American Way is a lofty, long-lost ideal. A great one, obviously. But it's an ideal the whole world shares, even as it's turning completely to shit (something America - among others, ourselves here included - has a lot to do with).

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Cool! Amazing choice!

    by kafka07

    Come on, I like Routh too, but that's the industry! Easy come easy go.

  • JK Rowling would not let an American near a speaking role in Potter, and do you think a n American would ever be cast as James Bond? I don't complain about either of those facts. Ryan Reynolds is Canadian, and American and Canandian accents blend at the border; no big stretch. Chris Hemsworth was in Star Trek fo like three minutes and I knew immediatley he was either Austrailian or New Zealander. Gearard Butler is the worst at American accents, and when the actor fails at the accent it pulls me right out of the movie. I've never heard Cavill do an American accent so I guess we'll see, but knowing that he's British is going to put my ear on alert. No, Superman is not American by birth or ancestry, but he grew up in Kansas. His last name may be Kent but he didn't learn to speak there.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Who Fucking Cares?

    by DogPhish

    Fuck Superman. Fuck him in his stupid ear.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Were auditions held in San Francisco?

    by Bobo_Vision

    Just sayin'

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck is this guy


    and why will the general public want to pay to see him?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 7:20 p.m. CST

    LOL!!! Is this guy suppose to be better than Routh?

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Geez, talk about a casting misfire! Calling it now--this movie will do worse box-office than Superman Return!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 7:20 p.m. CST

    By the way, the DGA Award went to Tom Hooper

    by CountryBoy

    Does anyone care?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Hey Americans

    by Mark

    Don't you guys realise you're all from Britain or Europe anyway?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Not all americans are from Britain or Europe

    by cylon_conspiracy

    dumbass. The whole point of America is that we are a melting pot of all cultures and races. Yeah I know you figure every American posting on this site is white.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Superman isn't even American, he's Kryptonian!

    by DrPain

    He's Ka-El, Son of Jor-El. And he will kneel before Zod!! Rashida Jones should be cast as Lois. Cavill is a good pick, doesn't matter where he was born.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Routh deserves another chance...

    by silverdog

    But that would be like Bana playing the hulk again... maybe in 2016 when they are rebooting them again, we´ll get an american thor, spiderman, superman, batman, green lantern....

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST


    by kubricksnutsack

    ...that's all I have to say. (Except Routh should have been kept on - he was the best thing about Superman Returns)

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Cavill shirtless pic

    by Ricky Retardo

    He can bulk up and be great!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    How the fuck Broadwalk won over Mad Men is a travesty!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Mad Men was easily the best drama on cable followed by SON, Justified, and then maybe Boardwalk Empire.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Pip Pip, cherio! I hope it doesn't tank!

    by jazzylg

    The shortest superman since dean cain (6' 1"). The guy doesn't have the typical superman look. That being said, if the story and effects are incredible, I'll be satisfied. This rates high on the alarmed meter, back when Michael Keaton was cast as Batman. I hope Smallville's Superman (2-hour Series finale) blows this away. My pick would have been Welling, and he still gets to be Superman on TV!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Cast Terry O'Quinn As Lex Luthor Already

    by El Gorko

    Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST


    by Kontarsky

    I'm Brit and I think it's rather pathetic. Besides that, a bit young for my tastes, meh. Hamm would have been better.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Cavaziel or Hamm would have been better.

    by kevred

    But Hollywood seems to have completely forgotten how to make heroic films with mature, manly men in them. I haven't seen (or don't recall seeing) Cavill's work, but in the photos I see, he looks too boyish - Superboy, not Superman. I hope there's something epic in his ability, some spark of genius that Snyder saw, that will surprise us all. But when I look at pics of the guy, I see more Michael J. Fox than Christopher Reeve. I don't want Superboy or Teen Titans. I don't want the pandering-to-the-teen-set version of Supes. Give us the real thing, please.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    I'll second Rachel McAdams for Lois

    by kevred

    Great for the role, and it's be great to see her in a film I actually want to see. (The main reason I haven't seen more of her to date.)

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Here I wanted to make a joke about Henry Cavill being a cylon...

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    but there's already a guy named Cylon Conspiracy dickwiping his way through this thread. Oh well. Long live Brother Cavill.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:23 p.m. CST

    ...and Costner's Robin Hood was awful

    by kevred

    Costner was terrible, the film overall was unforgivably stupid, and despite some genuinely good casting in places (Rickman, Freeman), it was simply a joke, in my opinion. The Robin of Sherwood 80s ITV series - now *that* was Robin Hood done right.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Re: fareal

    by MakNeil

    "Chris Nolan demands perfection." You have got to be kidding. If the Nolan Batman films are close to 'perfection,' then perfection is just a little bit...boring. I think that this is because that Chris Nolan forgot that these are comic book characters, and were never meant to be quite so 'realistic.' Making them so takes a bit of the wonder out of it. I mean, Iron Man is done in a (relatively) realistic fashion, but there's enough of the fantastic to really keep things popping. Apropos of nothing, this is why Captain America so interests me: I am visualizing Platoon with a guy with a red, white and blue uniform. Very cool. As far as I am concerned, Momento is the Nolan film that I find most engaging. The Batman films, not so much.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Natalie Portman for Lois

    by YackBacker

    Because she insists on being in every fucking movie... and yet she still doesn't show her nipples.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Are they keeping in THE SQUID?

    by GhostofLesterBangs

    Fuck you, Snyder!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Feel bad for Routh, but understand the need for a clean break

    by Dark Knight Lite

    "Curse of Superman" killed his career. At least he's still walking.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    RASHIDA JONES for Lois Lane and BILLY ZANE for Lex

    by DrPain

  • I guess it's time to make "Snydermans Superman Sucks" cus this is horse shit!!! Tom Welling is this fucking generations Superman but yet another asshole comes along, and casts the wrong guy! I'd take that Joe Manganiello guy over Henry Cavil!! That guy at least has the size, and look of the man of steal this pussy looking brit Cavil looks like he would suck your dick not kick your ass! Fuck this pussy shit Superman needs to be a red blooded American! Fuck you Snyder you pick this guy and you will lose me, and a lot of others like me! And who could think they could fuck up BATMAN & Superman together Nolan/Snyder. Looks like that's the case... Ann Hathaway as Catwoman really? JESUS Fucking christ how does the studios let this crap happen? It's clear they don't give a fuck about what the fans want... It's sad to because the fans have been vocal from the start on who the majority wants wearing the \S/ so it's clear the studio would be this stupid...

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:57 p.m. CST

    "Christopher Nolan demands perfection."

    by Subtitles_Off

    Perfection replies, "Aw, look who put on his first pants of big boy jammies! Now turn around, march up those stairs. I don't want to hear another peep out of you. Sorry about that. His mother drank when she was pregnant."

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    "At least he' still walking."

    by Subtitles_Off


  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Yackers, if Lois showed nipples,

    by Subtitles_Off

    geeks wouldn't be able to hang out at their Local Comic Store. On account of it being crowded. With a lot of jocks. You know. Looking at nipples.

  • of advise for the Reboot Scrawnyman... SERPENTINE!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:04 p.m. CST

    "Tom Welling is this generation's Superman."

    by Subtitles_Off

    Reason #17,894 to hate this generation.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST


    by YackBacker

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    "They're taking off without us!"

    by Subtitles_Off

    "That's standard procedure."

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Here's how you know this generation sucks

    by YackBacker

    Gene Hackman, who played a pretty cartoonish version of Lex Luthor, is more masculine than the current crop of Kal-Els (Welling, Routh and now Cavill). If I needed a guy to take care of business, I'd sooner go to Hackman than any of these "Super" guys.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Remember, though, Zack Hackenstein has already said

    by Subtitles_Off

    he's going to CGI Superman's body, so it's all gonna be alright. We're this close to PHOTOSHOP: THE MOVIE.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:15 p.m. CST

    British Superman? God save the Queen. (not a gay joke)

    by fanboy71

    This guy looks younger than Welling, and looks nothing like Superman. WTF? Why not use Welling or Routh. It wasn't Routh's fault Singer's script sucked. If you watch the action sequences by themselves, he did a great job. And he's AMERICAN! Yeah yeah, Clark was from Krypton, but he was raised in America. Welling could pull this off too if you ask me. I googled this dude and put it next to Welling and Routh, and he pales in comparison. Bad casting.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:15 p.m. CST

    James Franco IS Darkseid in Zack Snyder's

    by Subtitles_Off


  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST

    dont like Snyder...but this is great casting...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    I think Snyder will thoroughly mediocre this movie up, but he's done one of the most important things right...casting the lead...Snyder may surprise me yet. We shall cant be any worse than the Singer travesty.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    This guy is 6 years younger and 2" shorter than Welling.

    by fanboy71

    Brilliant casting dipshits.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Billy_D, Worse just called.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Asked me to tell you to please quit under-estimating him.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Uh, he's British.

    by maxjohnson1971

    And? Big deal. DeNiro isn't Irish, but he played one. Brad Pitt isn't Irish, but he played one. DiCaprio isn't South African, but he played one. Harrison Ford isn't Russian, but he played one. Of course, that isn't to say there aren't varying degrees of success when it comes to having a Meryl Streep like ability to put on an accent, but we gotta give the guy a chance. Hell, I bet most people don't know that Hugh Laurie is British. Let's just see what the dude can do.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Fanboy, he's also about forty pounds leaner.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I'm just saying. Welling likes his donuts.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Routh vs. Cavill vs. Welling vs. Godzilla

    by kiwicanuck

    Would have liked to have seen Routh run with the role a second time, although I think what killed his chances once and for all for a reboot were some unwise choices that were made in Returns - primarily the fact that they left him with a kid. Ignoring such a massive plot twist would have raised too many questions with the same Superman dashing around. However, with a replacement I would have also liked to a have seen someone with a few more years under his belt, simply to lend the role a certain gravity it requires more than any other superhero. Then again, thank God no Welling. That guy has no charisma, no gravity, and after 10 years on that lame duck of a soap opera, no acting chops that I've seen. Calling him this generation's Superman is a insult to this generation as well as to statistics. Exactly how big a hit do you Welling supporters think "Smallville" is? I've only seen it when I've stumbled on it, and last I heard even at it's most popular has never exactly mopped up in the ratings. Sure it's been on for years, but on a network whose collective head would explode if they got for than 10 viewers at a pop.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    I am somewhat disappointed

    by dukeroberts

    That a Brit was cast as the most iconic American superhero. I am disppointed that the three most iconic American superheroes are now being portrayed by Brits (well, two Brits and a Welshman). I was also incensed when Kevin Costner was cast as Robin Hood and when Robert Downey, Jr was cast as Sherlock Holmes. And I shudder at the thought of an American playing James Bond, although I know that the very first James Bond was an American. The very first onscreen portrayal of James Bond was by Barry Sullivan for a short telefilm of Casino Royale in the fifties. That's beside the point. It shouldn't have been done. Certain characters should be off limits to people of other nations, dammit. I'm just glad that Captain America was cast with an American, although I'm not sold on the actor cast. I should be allowed to cast all of these damn movies. Oh, and this Cavill dude is only 6'1". What the hell?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    They should film this at Pinewood

    by fuzzydunlop1

    With a BRITISH crew.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Another gay Superman? Say it aint so!

    by sevadro

    And a Brit no less? What will he be fighting for? Tea and crumpets, Queen and Country?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    But, now that you mention it, the kid is

    by Subtitles_Off

    more masculine than Dean Cain. So. There's that.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    subtitles_off , they aren't shooting for four months.

    by fanboy71

    Google Wellings pics and look at some from when he was buff. It wouldn't take four months for him to get ripped. This guy looks like a twig. oh, and he's British. What the hell. Yeah, Welling is no Robert Deniro, but he could do this. At least he looks the part. I would even take the werewolf guy over this little twig looking dude.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Somebody gotta save crumpets.

    by Subtitles_Off

    They're delicious, and they can't save themselves. What exactly would an all-American Superman fight for? Foreclosures and The Right to Use Violent Rhetoric While Pretending You Have No Influence?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    What more can Superman do?

    by Teddy Artery

    He's too powerful. His foes are stupid. He needs to be more of an alien... Sick of the guy.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Superman's Nationality

    by schfooge

    In Pre-Crisis continuity, Superman was considered an immigrant to the US. He was also granted citizenship to all the countries of the UN by the UN. As Clark Kent, the Kents found him and turned him over to the authorities. The child welfare authorities would have considered him to American, as they would not have any reason to suspect a caucasian baby abandoned in Kansas likely to be from a foreign country. In the John Byrne Superman reboot continuity, Superman's ship was a Kryptonian birthing matrix, so he was born when the ship opened after being found by the Kents. Thus, he was born on American soil, and legally was American. As Clark, the Kents told everyone that they were his natural parents. As for current continuity, Superman was born on Krypton, so he's seen as an immigrant to the US. But I don't believe they've clarified what his status is as Clark - ie. if they've let everyone think he's their natural child, or if he's adopted. But, regardless of the version, it's pretty much accepted that Superman is American, whether by birth or immigration.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    I had Ideas for the kid

    by Phategod100

    I'm no Screen writer but I had an idea where Darkseid kidnaps the kid. the whole movie is treated as a whodunit mystery in the end Superman fights Kalibeck only to find out after defeating him and killing him that it was his son. Then we have a 3rd movie which is a full on invasion of Apokolypse forces on earth ending with one of best fights of all time with Supes vs Darkseid.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Jim Caviezel would of been...

    by BlackBriar

    a good choice, he's a little older. but overall a good choice

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST


    by Teddy Artery

    Harrison Ford is pretty much partly Russian, by way of his grandparents... Check your sources. Wikipedia: Ford's maternal grandparents, Harry Nidelman and Anna Lifschutz, were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus (at that time a part of the Russian Empire).

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Sorry, fanboy. I don't see it.

    by Subtitles_Off

    The list of Superman-looking actors is thus: Least: Whoever the Broadway dude was Welling Dean Cain Routh John Haymes Newton George Reeves Gerard Christopher Christopher Reeve We'll wait to rate this kid once he's been CGI-ed.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST

    I don't think this is an AICN exclusive! TMZ reported it this morning!

    by Drunken Busboy

    At "1/30/2011 9:56 AM PST" to be exact!

  • Hell an Aussie is playing an Asgardian! So, I think a Brit can play an orphaned kryptonian with an American accent no sweat

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    I hope the British Superman has good teeth!

    by Drunken Busboy

    Yeeeeeaaahhh Baby!!!

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    Any word on who will play Superman's kid?

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    Just wondering! ;)

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    by Lazerman21

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  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Christopher Reeve: I warned him!

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  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Fanboy 71, it doesn't matter if he's English

    by Star Hump

    He's an actor. A professional one, too. Most actors, especially English ones, are able to perform accents. English actors, on whole, do not seem to have much difficulty mastering an American accent. The British Isles produce an impressive amount of talented thespians. Have so for many, many decades now. The motherfuckers are the cream of the crop when it comes to acting. Also, the guy has dark hair, blue eyes, a square jaw and he's 6'1". That's a damn good base to play Superman. He can add weight and muscle. It's the director and the screenwriter we need to be concerned about.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    I'm sure Armie Hammer has been mentioned...

    by SK229

    but I think a HUGE mistake was made in not casting him. He has a presence that Reeve had and Routh, as close to Reeve as he was, did not. The only thing Routh had going for him was that you could almost, just almost feel like Reeve was back in the role. But the charisma that Superman needs (actually, any actor playing a super hero) was missing in Routh. I kept seeing Hammer mentioned here and didn't see Social Network until recently. After seeing that guy in a few interviews, award shows, etc., I can't NOT think of him as Superman. Another thing is that he seems weirdly as though he's stepped out of a time machine from the late 70's/early 80's. He's the kind of guy that would have been cast in a movie like Animal House or American Werewolf in London.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Fuck a Matthew Fox.

    by Shermdawg

    We don't need Superman crying all the time.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Screw WB, How the hell is Cavill different from Routh.

    by The Founder

    He isn't, WB went and cast someone from that same pool of actors that was mentioned to have screen tested years a go. Why couldn't that just keep Routh. This guy ain't fooling anybody. Why should we pay to see him as Supes when we had a good one

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:22 p.m. CST

    So no Hamm? That fucking sucks!

    by Gigrantor

    Don't get me wrong, Henry is a good enough actor after having seen him in The Tudors but I was really hoping for a manly man for Superman. There are way too many baby faced pretty boy actors in Hollywood today and I was really hoping that Hamm could put the "Man" into Superman. Still Henry Cavill does look the part possibly even more so than Brandon Routh and I thought Brandon was a great Superman even though Superman Returns was pretty dull. I just hope that Zack has the knack to pull Superman off and not in a gay way like Bryan Singer did.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    more armie hammer love...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    why this guy hasn't been cast as batman or superman continues to baffle's like he stepped out of a comic book.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    no SAG awards talkback?

    by jb

    you nerds would rather talk about this played out comic book shit than real films

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Jimmy Olsen should be an extreme paparazi guy now

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

    he's like the robin of the series. hope they find a clever way to make him appealing.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:36 p.m. CST

    how much of that pic is real?

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

    is that his hair. he looks like he could work. hope they pull it off where people love it. i wanna see supes fly up into the sky and punch through an asteroid breaking it in tiny bits and then they knock into and past the camera, and then he takes a pause in mid air, looks down, accesses the situation and flies back down, fist out, to fight a crazy villain. i hope he does it in the real world, maybe mixing up his cgi 300 comic book look for the quick back story or something. i'd like to see the most amazing fx at work in a real feeling Metropolis so I can believe a man can fly again.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Why not cast an actual Kryptonian as Superman?

    by Gigrantor

    As a 12th generation Kryptonian American I am offended that a Brit was cast as Superman and would have been equally offended if yet another American were cast as our saviour. I audtioned for the role and I am very hurt that they cast yet another human over myself and other fellow Kryptonians. Fuck you Snyder, You WILL BOW DOWN BEFORE ME! Both you, and then one day, YOUR HEIRS

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11 p.m. CST

    Dick Cheney as the chief villain

    by jawsfan

    Wait, that's already been done. And this isn't a documentary.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Routh was a perfect Supes. He was born to play the role.

    by jawsfan

    And he was good-looking enough to give Singer an erection during casting sessions, so there ya go.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    i hope he fights a villain as strong as himself

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

    i wanna see cars being thrown and lazer beam eyes and curbjobs.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Spot Fucking On.

    by joker2thief

    A 27 year-old who doesn't look like he's 20, but will still look young enough they can make a trilogy without him looking like a haggard Alex Ross painting (Jon Hamm would have looked like Kingdom Come Supes by the second film). Most importantly: The guy. Can. Act. Watch anything he's done, from comical douche in Stardust to commanding leader in the Tudors to sappy romantic in Whatever Works. He can actually, truly, ACT. All I can say is thank the gods it's not Ozymandias. Remember when that was the thing? Yeah. Think about that. Then reconsider your bitching.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    The revenge campaign for John Constantine being American continues apace

    by bravogolfhotel

    If there were ever any doubt, the English can hold a mean grudge.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Thank Fucking God It Isn't Welling!

    by Queefer Sutherland

    I laugh at the pathetic Welling supporters.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:09 a.m. CST

    At Least Sherlock Holmes is American

    by ruddock99


  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Who cares if he's a Brit?

    by MrD

    Look, I'm an American, born and bred, and I love my country and what it stands for, and I can't abide the thought of bowing to a Queen (well, maybe David Bowie), but who the fuck cares who plays the part? You realizes the actor isn't going to play him British, right? You realize that actors are basically dancing monkeys - they do as they're told, and don't get to write the tune. And, lest I remind you, George Washington, John Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Patrick Henry, Sam Adams and Alexander Hamilton, the people who INVENTED the fucking American Way, were ALL GOD DAMNED BRITS!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah - Nic Cage is an American

    by MrD

    All you Brit haters can go revive Burton's Superman project.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:22 a.m. CST

    tallboy6t6 - What if he lifts Lois Lane

    by MrD

    with his penis? Would that work for you?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:29 a.m. CST

    They should continue casting career under appreciated actors like Cavill.

    by dailysportspages

    Supes: Henry Cavill Lois: Lizzy Caplan Lex: Michael Shannon Perry: Bruce Campbell Jimmy: Remi Malek Brainiac: Guy Pearce Toyman: Kevin Corrigan Zod: Jude Law Dr Hamilton: James Callis

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Now Caviezal would have sucked...

    by Mag

    Cavill is perfect and gorgeous too boot

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Can we at least be happy that Superman is no longer

    by MrD

    the deadbeat closeted homosexual father of a bastard child? (for the record, nothing against gay superheroes, but this guy spent the last 70 years trying to bang any chick with the initial "LL"; I do have issues with superheroes as deadbeat dads, so I hope I have not offended any homosexuals reading this, but the deadbeat dads can go fuck themselves).

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Here is how you make a good superman movie.

    by Yourbigpalal83

    I dont wana keep reading a brittish actor playing an american hero bullshit. I dont give a flying fuck (pun intended) where the actor playing superman was born. Hell for all i care, the actor could be black, mexican, middle eastern, etc as long as he sticks to the CHARACTER OF SUPERMAN, wont be a problem to me one bit. I'm paying money to see SUPERMAN. Since this film is going to be a reboot, we're going to be getting some krypton orgin stuff. Fine, make it fresh and new, BUT DONT CHANGE MAJOR SHIT. KRYPTON is destroyed, Jor El dies sending his son to earth, maby some bad guys excape krypton, what ever, but krypton goes BOOM! Thats its purpose. Its like Alderann, destined to be blown up. DONT CHANGE MAJOR THINGS. like have lois a lesbian (or was it jimmy olson was gay in one draft,i dont remember) or Lex Luthor a Alien. Thats bullshit. Its changing shit just for the sake of changing it. UPDATE the suit but dont make it into somthing its not. ITS NOT POWER ARMOR, TRON GEAR, BLACK LEATHER, its supermans suit. Means it has BRIGHT RED YELLOW AND BLUE COLORS (i hate the superman returns suit. Its too muted, Its reds almost look brown and the shield is too small) HAVE SUPERMAN FIGHT SOMEONE. I for one dont mind lex luthor being the bad guy again, BUT FOR GODS SAKE GIVE HIM THE KRYPTONITE POWER ARMOR and NOT MAKE HIM UP TO SOME LAND DEAL. Or better yet, make him the head of LEXCROP, an evil Steve Jobs type out to kill superman, and using other super powered villians as his henchmen (or so he thinks) This is not that hard of a film to do guys, why is it we havent gotten a decent superman film since 1980? (3 years before i was born btw?) I liked superman 3 but it was weak as hell compared to the first 2. 4 doesnt even count as a film, more as a total fuck up. Returns major issue was it was too much up the old films ass and it was borning to boot. Superman is not that tough a character to crack. Stop changing shit and it will work! stick to the mythos and even a basic orgin story well told with a big knockout ending will due. AND FOR GODS SAKE NO SUPERBOY, GIRL, ETC for this film.. The last son of krypton doesnt need a god dam family on his reboot. If you want to do superboy, do him as a young clone like in the death and return of superman storyline. And for supergirl being his cousin? FUCK YOU! whole universe, and his cousin shows up on earth? if you have to do supergirl, make her a villain or a hell bent woman out to re generate the kryptonian race at any cost, maby out to make herself queen of new krypton (earth)

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Who cares? Snyder's a tool.

    by hallowscorp

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Isaac Clark has become superman.

    by Alucinor

    Trav's Dead Space 2 review!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Picture of Andrew Garfield in the Spidey suit is up

    by GimpInMyPants Looks pretty sweet

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Doug Jones as Brainiac.

    by hallmitchell

    For Jon Hamn would be the ultimate. Yet was never going to happen.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Katie Holmes as Lois

    by hallmitchell

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Can't we have older actors.

    by abetyler

    I'm really tired of origins that have allready been explored and that implies "teenagers"characters . At some point, heroes in movies were played by actors that looked like grown up men, not young adults. I mean I'm not against young heroes, but it's been more than a decade now that it's always the same. Sometimes a little change is good. If they had balls they could cast a guy like adam baldwin.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Michael Douglas as Luthor

    by hallmitchell

    In saying that i hope there is no Luthor. He's had enough films.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:15 a.m. CST

    An open letter to Zack Snyder.

    by hallmitchell

    Hi Zack. We haven't had a good superman movie for thirty years. Would you be able to kick a bit of ass on this?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Can Superman please throw a punch?

    by hallmitchell

    Just asking.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Billy Dee Williams

    by hallmitchell

    He was. Armie Hammer was cast in Justice League: Mortal.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Brandon Routh was a perfect Clark Kent/Superman

    by CuervoJones

    Everybody knows that.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Was good but

    by abetyler

    Not genuine, just a copy/paste from Reeves Superman.

  • Judging from various vids on youtube the guy might be taller than the average joe, but not sure.

  • Please. Don't. Suck. (Looking at you :Louise Mingenbach of Superman Returns costume fiasco)

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:48 a.m. CST

    He's a good actor. Was good in the Tudors

    by templar

    Now they just need a REALLY CAPABLE villain.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:50 a.m. CST

    The Tudors

    by Henry Fool

    I was a big fan of his work as Charles in "The Tudors" and I think he will do a fine job in this role.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:50 a.m. CST

    And if they do use Luthor again, which I hope they don'Ut

    by templar

    Use the post crisis version of him.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Robin And Marian

    by ChickenStu

    You want a decent Robin Hood movie, check that shit out.

  • This pisses me off almost as much as that ugly, weird looking, no talent, ugly slutbag Anne Hathaway being catwoman. She had to show her tots in three movies to even get noticed in movies-what did this asshole have to do? Never mind the fact that he's British and playing THE MOST ICONIC FIGURE IN AMERICAN FICTION! Most Brits are shot at American accents, and the British accent is east for American actors to do-you just have to sound like a pretentious asshole. But all of that aside, Cavill looks to young, too small, too much like a goddamned underwear model, AND TOO FUCKING GAY! In closing I'd just like to say fuck you to both Nolan and Snyder, whom I've always defended vehemently, for giving me both a Batman and Superman film in 2012 that I will never waste my fucking eyes on..., it had such potential too

  • This pisses me off almost as much as that ugly, weird looking, no talent, ugly slutbag Anne Hathaway being catwoman. She had to show her tits in three movies to even get noticed in movies-what did this asshole have to do? Never mind the fact that he's British and playing THE MOST ICONIC FIGURE IN AMERICAN FICTION! Most Brits are shit at American accents, and the British accent is easier for American actors to do-you just have to sound like a pretentious asshole. But all of that aside, Cavill looks to young, too small, too much like a goddamned underwear model, AND TOO FUCKING GAY! In closing I'd just like to say fuck you to both Nolan and Snyder, whom I've always defended vehemently, for giving me both a Batman and Superman film in 2012 that I will never waste my fucking eyes on..., it had such potential too

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Complain to the studios.

    by TheComedian77

    Don't like Supes being played by a Brit? Don't like the fact that there are so many Aussie / Kiwi / Brit actors in the States especially on TV? There's a simple reason. Money. Foreign actors are CHEAPER. I'm a Brit, and I'm not about to sit here and try and tell you it's about one being more talented than the other. It's all about the money! Let's face it. Superman: Man Of Steel was always going to be a real expensive movie to make. And with a reboot for the second time theres so much more at stake. They were ALWAYS going to hire an unknown; a big name would mean too much cash. With a foreign unknown they can pay even less --- why spend big bucks on the actors when most of your budget is going on special effects. So, why is Superman being played by a Brit? Because he's cheap. If you don't like it, complain to WB. So you can nix the 'limey' trash talk. It's got fuck all to do with us.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:13 a.m. CST

    inkingeekx - you're right about Anne Hathaway

    by ChickenStu

    She's an unnattractive DOG mate. Face like a bulldog licking piss off a thistle. I can totally believe Jake Gyllenhaal being gay in Brokeback Mountain, cause I would be too if married to that. She looks like a starving lizard.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:16 a.m. CST

    why can't they hire people with balls?

    by chien_sale

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:17 a.m. CST

    He's a Brit! Ha, ha, ha...

    by Johnny Wishbone

    Remember Robin Hood? (Douglas Fairbanks - American, Errol Flynn - Aystralian/American, Kevin Costner - Twat, Russel Crowe - Australian). Remember Sherlock Holmes? (John Barrymore - American, Robert Downey Junior - American). Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett - Australian) Remember Bridget Jones? (Renee Zellwegger - American). Remember William Wallace? (Mel Gibson - American/Australian/Drunk). Remember the film U-571? (How the Americans captured the Enigma machine). We already payed back Australia by letting Mick Jagger play Ned Kelly, so now it's Americas turn. Ha. Ha.

  • What did our British friends think of that? BTW, im an American and Supes is and always was an alien. I'm very keen on this casting, guy looks great for the role and he can act? Fabulous. Now don't fuck this one up, Zacky !

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:37 a.m. CST


    by inkingeekX

    Glad someone agrees...and since you're defending the British nature of Cavill, and my ranting is finished, allow me to be civil. My problem doesn't lie in him being British per se, hell, Bale is welsh and is a great Batman-but the reason American actors play British characters is because the accent is easier to copy. Name any actor with an accent that can do a passable American accent(besides Bale). And the reason that Superman would not sound British (or kryptonian as soon have mentioned) is because he was raised in Kansas. As for mentioning that he got the role because he was the best choice-I submit to you three names; Ryan Reynolds, Ben Afflecl, Nicholas Cage. My main issue, barfing Cavill's ability to speak as though from Kansas, is that he's too short, too small, too young, and too pretty

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Chickenstu-more on Anne Hathaway

    by inkingeekX

    Everything on her face is disproportionate. Her eyes are too large for her head, her mouth is too large for her face, and when she opens her mouth, I have to wonder how in the name of fuck she has all of those teeth crammed in there! Decent boobs tho...too bad she's not at least a good actor. Maggie gyllenhal isn't exactly a ten, but the girl can act her flat little ass off...

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:06 a.m. CST

    4 months to bulk up, Mate!

    by Monkey_King

    Maybe he should get Bale's trainer. Cavill looked like a promising candidate back in THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:22 a.m. CST

    John Barry is gone


    Supes casting was the news of the day when I first logged on to this site here in the UK this morning. Then I heard about this. Hopefully a proper tribute to this titan of film music will appear from our friend Scorekeeper soon. This is such a sad day for those of us for whom JB was a hero. There will never be another like him. R.I.P sir.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:23 a.m. CST



    On topic... I don't know Henry C but I wish him well and I trust Snyder. Exciting times!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:38 a.m. CST

    kirsten dunst as lois lane!!!!

    by vulturess

    john krasinski as zod!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:57 a.m. CST

    If this movie fails the Superman franchise is FINISH!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    There's no way WB can support another remake/reboot or whatever lame term they're using nowadays. WB is probably scared as fuck and they have good reason. Batman is one fucking picture away from losing Nolan and there goes their mega cash cow. Harry Potter is also 1 picture away. So another mega cash cow is about to leave WB hands. There must be some nervous fucks over the WB this morning. They know this casting news isn't overwhelmingly positive. In Nolan you trust? Fuck that shit. He'll be too busy work on his Batman to give a shit. How about NINO---Nolan In Name Only? Sounds much better!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:01 a.m. CST

    You guys know Cavill won't make it to a sequel!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    How much you wanna bet we'll be getting a another casting for Superman? No way is this guy gonna make it as the "CHOSEN ONE' of Superman! Mark my words!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Anne Hathaway is too ugly? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    by BrandonGK

    Jesus Christ and I thought lordenigma's were hilarious, but oh man does this take the fucking cake. There's nothing funnier than some likely overweight, neckbearded troll calling an attractive Hollywood actress ugly when even they know that motherfucking Kathy Bates is out of league.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:27 a.m. CST

    No US actors needed for this...

    by artyfufkin

    Just the studios money. Because lets be honest they are poor at drama...Chris Reeve? Exception to the rule. You only cast British actors as bad guys. Think beyond your crumbing borders, people....

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:33 a.m. CST


    by TheComedian77

    Please, I had it up to here with the BSGNO bullshit! Let's face it, no-one should be thinking they are getting a Chris Nolan movie. He's producing, right? I mean, when you go to trash like Transformers you don't say 'In Spielberg we trust', right? So I would HOPE that no-one here is labouring under the illusion that this is a Nolan fim. You pay for Bay, you get Bay. You pay for Snyder........well. My jury is still out. I like The Dawn Of The Dead, I'm not a 300 fan (well made as it is) and as pretty as Watchmen was it ain't exactly entertaining. I will be there for Sucker Punch.....but I am already wondering if pretty pictures is all Snyder has. Time will tell.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:34 a.m. CST

    I'd like a realistic Enigma movie. That is, without the English.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    About the FRENCH intelligence who obtained the first Enigma. The GERMAN agents that smuggled it. The POLISH mathematicians who cracked and decyphered it. The POLISH intelligence who cloned the machine when the cypher was changed. <p> <p> And then maybe a footnote about the English who fucked them all over and stole their credits, and are still trying to do so nowadays.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:52 a.m. CST


    by TheComedian77

    Bullshit. The Polish captured an early 'military' Enigma machine in 1928. The first NAVAL Enigma captured was captured by the Royal Navy. Give me one example of this 'fucking over' of which you speak..........???

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:24 a.m. CST

    The one time Lord Enigma.

    by Octavian

    I've just called Buckingham Palace and Her Majesty has agreed to revoke your title on the basis of you being a xenophobic prick.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:45 a.m. CST


    by batfunk

    I've seen better pictures of this guy, so I'll hold judgement till Snyder gives him the proper visual treatment. 300 looked rubbish on set, until they added the moody CGI sheen. It's a shame a young Rock Hudson doesn't exist anymore, as he looked just like Curt Swan's Superman.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Clancy Brown for Lex. Let's get it started people.

    by SID 8.0

    He would be the best choice by far. Billionaire industrialist, genius Lex not the con man thing again either. Some TBers said this earlier and I agree 100%. A guy who is so powerful that he can worm his way out of any problem and is seen as a humanitarian is very dangerous. Cavill has to talk to Chris Hemsworth and find out his workout regimen stat! Lois Lane needs a body this time too.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Somebody said they wanted to discuss SAG Awards? OK...

    by Subtitles_Off

    How do you give an Ensemble award to one film while giving two Supporting awards to a different film? Is that just your way of flipping off Marky Mark? Backlash against the facebook movie has begun. The Weinsteins will ensure a Best Picture Oscar for THE KING'S SPEECH, but Geoffrey Rush will be robbed by Mumbles. And Jacki Weaver will be robbed, too.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    I don't really have an issue with this casting ...

    by heks

    What I really don't get is Javier Bardem as Roland. The accent is just going to ruin it. I liked pretty much every other option that got tossed around better.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    I'm glad they picked someone an also-ran to Routh.

    by riskebiz

    Fantastic news that they picked someone Routh beat the last time for the part!!! Nice to know that we are getting sloppy seconds for the part of Superman. Way to go Snyder!!!!! Routh is ill-treated by all this. Karma sucks, Synder.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives, your opinion is DEMANDED...


    Where art thou, mate?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    at least he's british, might be able to act a bit

    by gomez33

    Americans can't act, they are all fucking shit at the moment(okay Jeff Bridges is okay, cast him as a bad guy, not fucking retarded Lex Luthor though, gayist villain ever). Don't have a problem with the actor. It doesn't matter really, its Superman, not a remake of the Godfather. As long as the story is exciting (Superman returns was as dull as they come), and it has its fair share of action i'll be happy. I'm actually more interested in who they decide the bad guy is going to be and who will play him/her.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    You fuckers would give your eye teeth


    for a crack at Anne Hathaway. Sure, she's beautiful to the point of deformity (as some weirdo wrote some time ago), but she's fucking HOT in a Asenath/Deep One kind of way. Yeah, Hathaway gots the Innsmouth look for sho, yo. I'd breed with her. And so would you.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST

    So they're making a Superboy movie?

    by Snake Foreskin

    Because this cat ain't no man.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Rebecca Hall for Lois and Tom Noonan for Lex


    Luthor, if they go that route. Yes? yeah. Although I did like the Michael Shannon suggestion for Luthor also, and whoever-it-was' suggestion of Patrick Fuggit for Jimmy I too wish Hamm could be Supes, but not hating on this choice *shrugs*

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:32 a.m. CST

    I'm all for an older Lex...


    played by Clancy Motherfucking Brown.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Superman is NOT the most iconic figure in american fiction

    by antonphd

    that would be ronald reagan

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Gemma Arteron for Lois Lane?

    by antonphd

    Yeah, I like it. She needs to be someone a god would want to fuck.

  • your a little late to the news that nolan has left the project u fvcking Moron?lol and hes now producer in name only and Zack snyder is in full control of the movie u retarded asshat?lol this means the movie will be Great and action packed and not another NOLAn snooze fest! superman will actually throw punches! fareal ur a fvcktard next time talk when u KNOW WHAT UR SPEAKING OFF AHOLE

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Nolan Achilles heel:

    by knowthyself

    Action. The man cannot shoot action. Superman needs action.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Anne Hathaway being a minger...

    by DVaderRIP

    Seriously, are you guys mental?? If you think Hathaway has got a face like a 'starving lizard', there is something seriously wrong with you - like serious mental retardation. Are you typing these messages with a stick attached to your heads, by mashing the stick against the keyboard? Does your carer know that you've managed to crawl, drooling, out of your wheelchair and drag yourself over to the laptop again? <p>Jesus.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST


    by DVaderRIP

    As for the casting, Routh did a good job of it, but the bottom line is that he couldn't be cast in this film. It would never have worked, in fact it would have been suicide. He got a raw deal though, no question.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Still won

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by inkingeekX

    Actually, I do P90x and long for the day I can have Harry's neck beard lol. Anne Hathaway is just straight up funny looking-as I said, her features are completely disproportionate and she's a terrible actress. Oh-and Don't dis Kathy Bates-I'm sure she's great in the sack

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Still won't buy into this because of a lack of John Williams score

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Superman to me is always associated with the soaring, epic theme by the greatest film composer to ever live.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Rashida Jones... hell, yeah...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Not sure who was first to post that idea but amen to that. She'd be an AWESOME Lois Lane. She'd also be an awesome Mrs. Writefortheedit. Awesome all around, she is.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Good Choice. I really liked him on The Tudors.

    by Royston Lodge

    I just hope they keep the slightly-longer hair, the slightly-gruff demeanour, and the "reluctant loyalty" vibe that he had on The Tudors. If he's given the clean-cut, spit-and-polish, slicked-back hair look that the cinematic Supes has always had, it'll take away some of the charm that Cavill brings to a role. As long as the script is solid, the casting of Cavill might even make up for the MISTAKE of not using John Williams' score.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Holly Marie Combs for Lois Lane

    by Royston Lodge

    I've LONG thought that Holly Marie Combs would be a perfect choice to play Lois Lane. She has a little bit of geek cred from Charmed, but her work on Picket Fences proves that she can actually act. Now that she's a wee bit older, she can totally rock Lois Lane's character without coming off like a college-aged ditz (a la Superman Returns).

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Gabourey Sidibe for Lois Lane.


    Like you wouldn't watch that.

  • Or an Hispanic one? Luisa Lopez? Or a Chinese one? Lois Ling?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Or an Indian Brainiac?


    It would be shorthanded commentary for anglo-saxon paranoia over the growing academic and practical expertise of the Indian subcontinent.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    "Scott Pilgrim's Americon tho"

    by jim

    Nope, he's Canadian (both the character and the dude who played him in the movie)

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST


    by CuervoJones

    That´s funny if you are Spanish.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    "Posting from my iPhone"

    by CuervoJones

    Now that´s TOO FUCKING GAY

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    the most iconic figure in american fiction

    by CuervoJones


  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST


    by inkingeekX

    Haha! My computer took a big fat shit, and I just couldn't live without all of the AICN entertainment

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Cavill is a good actor but I didn't think Routh was a problem.

    by parissun

    Singer and that horrible script were the problem. Cavill can definitely play the part. I do like that Reeve and Routh had an imposing height about them though. I do think that serves the look of Superman well.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Lord Greystoke?

    by Subtitles_Off

    The most iconic American fictional character is Huck Finn. The most iconic American non-fictional character is Abraham Lincoln.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Just get him a good dialect coach, please.

    by vic twenty

    His 'American:Midwestern' accent has GOT to be better than say, Brian Cox's 'American:Southern' accent. That guy isn't even trying anymore. Hard to listen to.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Actors Nationalities.

    by cushing1967

    You know that having Robin Hood played by a British actor is a rare thing on the big screen. I can think of Sean Connery off the top of my head and Richard Greene in a couple of Hammer films. However, in reality Robin Hood wouldn't have had a British accent as we know it so does it really matter? How many times have Americans or British people played the Musketeers? Sherlock Holmes ... the most iconic actor to have played him on screen was born in South Africa. British parents but he was still not born in the UK. The Great Escape - full of American characters where in the real escape there were no Americans involved. The person Hiltz was based on was in fact Scottish iirc. Superman is an american iconic character and I don't think that having a non American play him will detract from that in the slightest if they do a good job, after all, in reality Chris Reeve couldn't fly and wasn't from another planet and as far as I know wasn't adopted or raised on a farm but he still managed to be convincing.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Oh and Lordenigma

    by cushing1967

    You know British culture after having watched five minutes of British television? Chortle. Nice way to reinforce negative opinion of Americans you idiot.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Oh and Chickenstu

    by cushing1967

    Much as I admire your patriotism I think that there were some Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish soldiers that fought in WWII.

  • Jesus.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Ok fine Zack - now just GET THE CUNTING COSTUME RIGHT

    by DiamondJoe

    No fucking around with webbed textures, maroon rubbery boots or a FUCKING RAISED 'S'. Do it right this time. No if's. No buts. Or die. Simple as that. Whew.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Ian McShane for Luthor

    by smddoc

    Ian McShane could make Lex Luthor actually scary. No one plays ruthless and calculating like McShane.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    diamondjoe, you know the costume is going to be

    by Subtitles_Off

    Ozymandius-style rubber muscles, straight off Schumacher's party rack.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Didn't Richard Gere play Lancelot?

    by jim

    And King David (not a British King, but not an American one either)?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Big Jim.

    by BooBoosDaddy

    Yep, and a Scotsman played King Arthur--and he didn't even care enough to lose the brogue.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    get over Kevin Costner

    by awardgiver

    it was twenty fucking years ago. I have a much bigger problem with Zac Snyder. 300 is still the worst movie I have ever seen, with the dumbest, most racist audience this side of Birth of a Nation being screened at a fucking Klan meeting.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    THIS photo of Cavill show's that he has the face for it.

    by Royston Lodge

    Unlike the photoshop job in the body of AICN's post, this photo of Cavill show's that, physically at least, he's a good choice to play Supes.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Dammit, tinyurl fucked up the URL!

    by Royston Lodge

    Use this one instead:

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Except, royston, he needs stubble to look manly.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I think a Superman with a beard would be the nuttiest thing yet. Zack Hackenstein, make it so.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Here it is@

    by ChickenStu

    Dudes. I never had a problem with an American playing Robin Hood, or Sherlock Holmes, and I wouldn't even mind an American playing Bond, as long as he was good! The point I have been trying to make, is that it's disheartening to see so many Americans here getting angry about a Limey playing Supes, when for years we've been happily watching Americans play key figures of English history AND fiction without moaning about it! All we cared about is that the film was good! Can't you meet me halfway here?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    And as for Anne Hathway...

    by ChickenStu

    She's FUCK UGLY. End of story.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    chickenstu, maybe you're confused about how this works.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Americans want Americans in everything. So, of course we're not going to complain about an American Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, or Bond. Jeebs, we want Dracula to be an American. Preferably teen-aged. With abs. We're a very self-obsessed country. Personally, I don't think this "He's British!" outrage is real. It's just another one of those silly dust-ups you see around here at AICN when there's nothing of any import to talk about. Believe me, it's much more damning that the dude's a boy. But that's not his fault, either.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Anne Hathaway isn't ugly. She isn't remotely Catwomannish, either.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Not a Superman...

    by M. November

    Couldn't give a rats arse if he's a brit. Gay? Who cares. Grow up. But as for acting yes - he needs to be a really good actor. But the skill required as an actor for this isn't angst or emotional turmoil in any common sense - these are fine traits in an actor. When we see him, he's got to exude from every inch of himself that he's a hero. Not a macho over the top Wolverine, or a revenge driven dark knight... but a hero. This is a man who is a god - and who ever plays this part has to literally be every inch of that when he's in the suit which is hard enough. Reeves set a bar, and I'll be honest not even he hit that bar - but he and Routh were the two closest so far. This is a pretty boy who has levels of emotional maturity - but he's got 0 hero in him. I see this guy and I say to myself - human. Very human. Very frail. Probably would bolt in the first real danger he faced. There's just no... hero in the guy.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Want to know REAL REASON that the UK is so happy about this?

    by ChickenStu

    It's because Superman is actually VERY POPULAR in the UK, and the character has an association with the country. The classic Christopher Reeve films were MADE here at Pinewood Studios. I actually grew up literally five minutes around the corner from there, and as a toddler, my Mum took me to Black Park, which is where the lake is that General Zod landed on in Superman II. Christopher Reeve used buy his newspapers from the paper shop ACROSS the road from my old house! SERIOUSLY. We Brits LOVE Superman! The films are wildly popular here (in fact, I read somewhere that Superman Returns got some of it's best Box Office in the UK). Both "Lois And Clark" AND "Smallville" were huge ratings SMASHES when they were bought for broadcast on English TV stations... And also John Cleese co-write a DC "Elseworlds" story called "Superman: True Brit" in which Kal-El's rocket ship crashed in Weston-Super Mare (near Shropshire) rather than Kansas. I know to you guys Elseworlds stories from DC are ten-a-penny, bet when that book was published here, IT MADE NEWSPAPERS!!! Seriously! We LOVE it! We ADORE it!! And I think I can speak on behalf of my fellow Brit Superman fans here when I say: WE WANT HIM TO TALK IN AN AMERICAN ACCENT. WE WANT TO HEAR HIM SAY "TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY". We want him to be convince US that he was raised in KANSAS. We want the same things from a Superman film that all you guys do! What's nice for us, is that we love it a hell of a lot. And it's nice to see a Brit get the part, simply cause it keeps us associated with it in a way. Believe me when I say we were just as shocked as you were! In closing I'll say this: Superman is loved in the UK. Superman has an association with the UK. Can't you guys just allow us to HAVE this?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    I thought Routh

    by TurquoiseNapalm

    was exceptional as Superman, especially considering the shoes he had to fill in both the character and Reeve's spectre/legacy. And it was really his first film, making it all the more impressive to me. Had a great combination of mannerisms, age, the look, the build and the charisma. What was wrong as far as casting went was Spacey and Kate Bosworth;that was a grand mistake having her as Lois Lane, leading to the lack of chemistry between the characters. As far as Cavill, he is a solid actor and has the look, but think of him as a bit dainty, though imdb does have him listed at 6'1". But maybe this will work, more in the vain of when Keaton was cast in Burton's Batman; definitely not the obvious choice, but I still consider him to be THE definitive Batman/Wayne, much as I respect Bale as an actor. As mentioned in previous posts, Armie Hammer is definitely the next comic book heroe/matinee idol in the making.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Lex Luthor should only be hinted at in this...

    by ChickenStu

    Have a scene where Lois is telling Clark that Luthor owns most of Metropolis. The LexCorp logo is everywhere, his name is on newspaper headlines. When the movie ends, we see him, only from the back, looking at the headline of the Daily Planet heralding Superman's arrival. But just hint at his existence, and have someone like Braniac as Superman's main antagonist for the movie. Then bring Lex Luthor in as a character in the sequel. That's the way to do it.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    On what planet is Anne Hathaway is ugly?

    by MattmanReturns

    If a woman resembling Hathaway strolled into a restaurant, I doubt anyone would be whispering "OMG an ugly chick just walked in!". I understand if she doesn't do it for you, or you don't agree with her as Catwoman... but let's not get carried away.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by ChickenStu

    I've admittedly only seen one movie with her in, "Brokeback Mountain". I just found her to be so unnattractive in it, it was actually off putting. However, it's gotta be said... there was a lot about that movie that made me want to blind myself with a hot scalpel...

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    my list of actresses for lois lane

    by OptimusBob

    in no particular order: 1. Mary E. Winstead 2. Lizzy Caplan 3. Robin Tunney 4. Rose Byrne 5. Jennifer Morrison 6. Emily Deschanel 7. Zooey Deschanel

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST


    by MattmanReturns

    I haven't seen Brokeback yet, but she was sort of hot in Get Smart (if you can stomach that turd of a movie).

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    2. Lizzy Caplan

    by MattmanReturns

    That's my vote.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    There will be no Get Smart for ChickenStu.

    by ChickenStu

    I just won't have it Mattman. I WON'T. Grrr. And relax. Is it really that bad?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by ChickenStu

    Just cause you ain't a homophobe, doesn't mean that it won't make you jump off the nearest roof in complete disgust!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST


    by OptimusBob

    She'd be my first choice too if I'm honest, I noticed Shermdawg also posted her as a preference. As for Cavill as Supes, I think it'll work, after all, Connery was a model/relatively unknown actor when he landed the role of Bond, look how that turned out...

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by MattmanReturns

    Only reason I feel obligated on Brokeback is I'm a big fan of Ang Lee and of course Heath Ledger. But I know so much of the plot by now that I feel like I don't need to see it, and honestly it sounds very cliche (of course someone has to die in the end). And yes avoid Get Smart at all costs. Here's the best part of the movie:

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    The Patriot

    by ChickenStu

    The only part of that movie I can remember is the guy getting decapitated by a cannonball.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Teddy Artery

    by maxjohnson1971

    Yeah, that's all good and fine, but that doesn't make Ford a Russian. My ancestors are from Scotland and Ireland. That doesn't make me either. My point was only that, given some time and practice, any decent actor can get an accent down pretty well.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    There's an interview of this lad...

    by AllThosePowers

    ...any thoughts

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Wasn't He a Contender for Bond?

    by BigTuna

    I seem to remember him as a strong contender for Craig's Bond but he was deemed too young.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    We needed an older Superman

    by Darkart1999

    Why does Superman have to be 26-32? I was really hoping for an Alex Ross type Supes. 40-45. Somewhat mature and wise looking with just a hint of gray in his hair. He should also be about 6’3” and built. I don’t even care if he’s cut just old fashioned big and bulky. He should be someone that Bruce Wayne/Batman himself could look up to. Hell, he should be someone that the older fans watching the movie could look up to. Chris Reeve was young but he acted very mature and exuded strength, and power. Brandon Routh was a great replacement for Chris Reeve and I understand why he wasn’t considered. I don’t know. Henry Cavill seems frail. Can Superman have a receding hairline?

  • A British actor is now playing Batman. A British actor is now playing Spider-Man. And now a British actor is playing Superman. Is there a pattern here? Is it that Hollywood can't find one decent American actor to play these Iconic American comic book characters? It's on TV too. We've got Aussies, Kiwis and Brits playing every American role there is. No wonder unemployment is so high in California. Hollywood is selling out American jobs to every overseas actor they can. The British film industry doesn't hire Americans to play Brits, why does Hollywood hire Brits, Kiwis and Aussies to play Yanks?

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Great another SUPERBOY! should have used Routh again

    by FleshMachine

    this will suck.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    great a superhero with heart and a director with none.

    by FleshMachine

    superficial nonsense.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Why reboot a reboot?

    by Max Welz

    Snyder is one of the only reasons I will be watching this movie. Superman Returns was a bust, I have no idea why they are rebooting a reboot. Everything that Snyder has directed has been entertaining nonetheless. Even a movie entirely about owls by him is amazing...

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:01 p.m. CST

    This whole Iconic American argument is really getting silly.

    by Subtitles_Off

    You know we don't pay our Truth, our Justice, and our Way any real compliment when we insist we need an alien God to protect it. Just like your great-grandparents who fought in WW II probably aren't really all that flattered, being represented by a scientifically-enhanced geek in some child's sci-fi fantasy. You guys realize these are CARTOON characters, no? We've got enough on our American plates to be upset about, other than this. Settle.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Samuel L Jackson as Superman!!!

    by Cruzboy

    I tired of all this muthafuckin Kryptonite up my muthafuckin ass!!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Jonah Hill for James Bond

    by MegaBeth

    Take that you limey cocksuckers! Just kidding I could care less about the Brits taking all the super hero spots. One more to piss off the people that are already pissed off.. Brit Damian Lewis played kick ass real superhero Major Dick Winters in Band of Brothers.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Have you guys seen him in The Tudors?

    by Royston Lodge

    I wouldn't call him a "thin, feminine, youthful" actor. Although, I can see how the dreadful photoshop image in the AICN story could give you that impression.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Tommy Wiseau for Superman or Lex Luthor

    by TurquoiseNapalm

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    @meta, Superman isn't an American..

    by darthwaz1

    He's a fucking Kryptonian alien, who cares what nationality the person is who plays him??

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Yep. He was an also-ran for Batman, Bond and Superman.

    by riskebiz

    Still blown away that we are getting a Superman reject for Superman. Routh already beat Cavill for Superman. He proved he was the best Superman. Yet, Snyder picks the sloppy second...who was sloppy seconds for Bond...and sloppy seconds for Batman. There was a reason for this, Synder.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    Luthor's role in the movie ... and CLANCY BROWN as Luthor

    by macrat84

    First, Luthor SHOULDN'T be the petty criminal as he's been portrayed in the last few movies. Make him a worthy intellectual foe for Superman, and make him dark as shit. Second, Luthor doesn't need to be the primary villian, but Luthor has always been a constant in Superman's life. Keep him in the mix, but as an observer in events, and planning a truly spectacular "finale" for a great Superman trilogy. Third, Clancy Brown would be as PERFECT for the role in the movie as he was in the animated universe. He has the voice, he has the look, he could be an imposing presence onscreen. It could be phenomenal. Finally, DON'T make Superman dark. The movie can be dark, but Supes needs to be the bright light, the hero, the one everyone looks up to, and the one who will ALWAYS be there as our hero. Just my two cents

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Crackers! They should take a lead from STII:The Wrath of Khan

    by planetran_fan

    Bring back a villain from the TV series! Like Crackers the Clown, or the evil son of Dr. Perriwinkle!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Subtitles off , you pretentious dick

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    This line of yours "Just like your great-grandparents who fought in WW II probably aren't really all that flattered, being represented by a scientifically-enhanced geek in some child's sci-fi fantasy." Just smacks of self-absorbed, self-fellating, pretentious cockhead Our grandparents READ the motherfucking comic book - and I am quite sure they know how to draw a distinction between what they read as a child or a teen, and what may appear on the big screen. Unlike you who thinks that some psychotic rich asshole with a leather, cape and rodent fetish, topped with massive daddy separation issues, is the height of mans achievement

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    The Man of Steel... starring Christian Bale's sloppy seconds!

    by MattmanReturns

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Routh as Zod

    by TheBandit73

    Someone else said it but I agree. See if the powers that be have anything approaching a sense of fair play or indeed sly humour. Routh flying around beating up the guy who replaced him, literal, metaphorical.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST

    why so young?

    by MurderMostFowl

    I really wish we had film with an older superman ... the guy does age, you know. I always thought the guy that did the faux trailer for "Grayson" had a great superman.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    like an alex ross superman with the "just for men" hair

    by stu_pickles

    that'd be cool to see like murdermostfowl said. a weathered, kinda sick of the world but cant retire cause he's superman, superman

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    this would be awesome:

    by stu_pickles

    first twenty minutes of the movie superman gets wrecked and murdered by doomsday. Then credits...

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Well, I lost that bet...

    by fuzzydunlop1

    I was convinced Ricky Gervais was a shoo-in.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST


    by THX1968

    My first thought about this new Superman project is that I hope they don't fuck up the costume! Silly, but important - to me anyway. It really is the one thing about Superman that doesn't need to be fucked with. Cavill could be great. I really, really dig Routh in the role, but I didn't think he had a realistic shot. Also, give Luthor a rest. Superman has a shitload of great bad guys. I hope they use someone besides Luthor. Not a big fan of Snyder's work, but the Nolan partnership is intriguing.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST

    another pretty boy?

    by Cap'n Jack

    I wish it was Jon Hamm...

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Lois List...

    by thecomedian

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead- Great in Scott Pilgrim and such a good actress it took me a bit to figure out it she was the same girl from Sky High. Leighton Meester- Johnny Depp's very own X-23-like young female clone who I haven't actually seen act in anything. I've never caught an episode of Gossip Girl and I guess I'll catch Country Strong on netflix in 6 weeks when it's up. She looks cute in a subversive kinda way. Can she act? Minka Kelly- Everyone wants to fuck her. I've only seen her at the end of 500 Days of Summer. She's been up for all this TV stuff(Wonder Woman, Charlie's Angels) which tells me she's not really a movie actress. Nice ass, nice on the eyes. But Terri Hatcher will always be the "purely spank bank material" Lois Lane. Don't know if we need another. Zoe Deschanel- Speaking of 500 Days of Summer, she's been a fanboy fave forever for this role. I think she's past her it-girl prime for a role like this that will probably span 3 movies. She's cute but her Lois would just be her doing all her cutesy mannerisms she's done in other stuff and that will get annoying. Olivia Wilde- Should have been Catwoman. Could work as Lois but after Tron I want to see her in another physical role. She kind of reminds me of a waaaaay prettier Margot Kidder. Olivia Munn-....just fuckin' with you guys. Jenny McCarthy 2.0 without any of the actual comedic talent or timing. She has awesome boobs and she's good at pandering to geeks but watching her acting sometimes boarders on The Uncanny Valley. Allison Brie- Great young actress. Plays two completely difference characters on Community and Mad Men. Would be a perfect tiny Lois to make Cavill look all the more Super since he's like 6'1''.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Hmm....still not sure.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I love Zack Snyder but Superman ain't no great movie hero... There, I said it.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 1:47 a.m. CST

    It will be an origin of him figuring out why to be Superman

    by eighttwelve

    I'm sure he'll travel the world like in BB, figuring out his code and why he needs to be Superman. I'm looking forward to Zach Snyder actually starting with a good story (hopefully a good script too).

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 1:53 a.m. CST

    My beef isn't necessarily that he's british

    by inkingeekX

    It's that I'm worried he can't sound American. Most foreign actors, from any country, can't seem to ditch their accent( Bale exuded). Barring that, he's still too small, too young, and too underwear model ish to be superMAN. And Anne Hathaway just doesn't do it for me-sorry everyone, maybe chickenstu and I are alone in this but, she's not my type with her disproportionate features. On that note, Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie do nothing for me either...

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 5:14 a.m. CST

    I can go with this guy.

    by Merlin_Ambrosius

    After so many misses this is a Superman that could really take off. I've seen him in other stuff than the Tudors and he is a true actor and not just a "star" that the media is shoving down our throats. I really hope the rest of the cast is this good. Does anyone know if this will be a loose sequel to Superman Returns or a completely stand alone movie? Or will they do a Hulk in which it could be either? In any event they need a good Lois Lane. Someone who will provide the same kind of chemistry as Margot Kidder did with Christopher Reeve. And please no Lex Luthor. After Kevin Spacey's imitation of Gene Hackman I am ready for something new. Like Darkseid. And no origin or to be continued. They should do a stand alone movie, unless they were to bring Supergirl to earth at the end of the movie as sort of an epilogue. Sort of like a teaser of what the next movie may or may not be about. Just my 75 cents.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST



    You are quite correct, Superman is a hard character to do, because what do you throw at someone who essentially a God, that can present any sort of challenge? Why do you think Superman Returns was more of a character study than a balls out action flick? Because Singer knew there's only so much you can throw at Superman, you know he will make it thru. He should not have gone with Lex Luthor as the bad guy, again, doing another real estate swindle, again. But he at least tried to do something different, with mixed results. I give him props for having the courage to try to do something somewhat, if not totally different. Snyder, not sure how he is going to approach it. Perhaps The Choppah should go to Hollywood and provide the guy with some inspired CHOPPING.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Gee, it's been so long.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Kobe, you twat, my balls are sticky. Lick 'em. Just like old times.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Kurt Angle as Lex Luthor

    by cain

    Kurt would make a perfect Lex. Every time I see him on t.v. I think that.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Ronald Reagan

    by cain

    you get two in one in the video for Land of Confusion :)

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Brandon Routh got railroaded in the ass.

    by Onin Solstice

    I liked Routh, I thought he had that Chris Reeves style that was an homage but still different enough to be new. Just because Singer made a snoozefest of a movie dosen't mean Routh should get the hate. Now we have to get ready for Superman punching things in slo-mo...for two hours. Well at least it'll top Superman moping for two hours. Seriously Singer, wtf happened there?

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Who should play Zod?

    by Juggernaut125

    I'd pick Ron Perlman or Adam Baldwin.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 5:06 a.m. CST

    People really think Bale nailed the accent?

    by JackieJokeman

    Just because he isnt throwing "'Ello Gov'NAH"s in there and pronounces his Rs doesnt mean his accent sounds remotely natural.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Jude Law as Zod

    by ChickenStu

    Come on, you know he'd be PERFECT.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Leave Lex Luthor AND Superman's origin out of this...

    by ChickenStu

    I think in the movie, Clark Kent/Superman shouldn't find out ANYTHING about Krypton - OR face Lex Luthor. They should leave that for a kick ass "Dark Knight" style sequel.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    Hammer was robbed.

    by UltimaRex

    He was on the shortlist. How did he not get it?

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Armie Hammer for The Flash

    by ChickenStu

    I think he's owed it.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Always nice


    To see Kobe in his usual man ass worshiping form. Never change pal. The world need plenty of janitors, may you lead the way for them all. CHopped.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Best line in COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO:

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Henry Cavill: "Do your worst."

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Yahoo just quoted a talkbacker

    by Reilly

    They quoted lordenigma without giving credit, just saying talkbacker from ainticool. That's some hard digging journalism there!

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    chicken, think you..

    by Malebolgia

    owe him a BJ first, eh?

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Lord Enigma... (sigh)

    by Composite_Beppo

    Your ignorance and prejudice regarding Superman is just jaw-droppingly astounding... Are you deliberately being an ass, or is this a way to garner attention and create friction? I have been reading Superman since the Silver Age – Superman is a citizen of THE WORLD – he chooses to live in the U.S., but he is on Earth to protect all of its citizens... The important qualities of Superman are that he is essentially alone (seemingly the sole survivor of a doomed world) and his unwavering goodness – he is a paragon, but his values are not uniquely American – they can be found in ANY country in the world... And, for the record, the Kents originally came from the UK... How you could debase a marvelous myth like Superman with such pigheaded rhetoric is sad and just has me bewildered... Go back and read some Superman comics – your values need adjusting.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Why all the fuss?

    by DArtagnan

    So what if he's British. It's not as bad as say American Jake Gyllenhall playing the prince of PERSIA

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Something to consider....

    by AC

    Anthony Hopkins is British and Bruce Greenwood is Canadian, both played real life American Presidents very well and to no negative fanfare. A comic book superhero should be no different. On the other hand, I do understand the frustration of some people when roles that are rooted in American history (As Superman/Batman/Spider-Man etc are) are given to non-american actors, only because of the staunch "No Americans Allowed" stance on certain British rooted roles such as Harry Potter, and so far Dr. Who, it just seems an unfair rule to have. With all that said, I personally believe that any actor of any nationality or race should be able to play any role available internationally or homeland. I am very pleased that Henry Cavill was cast as Superman, he is a talented actor and can do very well in the role. But then again, I had no problem with Kingpin being black in the Daredevil film, or Terry Fitzgerald being white in the Spawn film, so maybe I'm not the best judge of this sort of thing. I was more offended that Galactus was a damn cloud instead of a god in the Fantastic Four sequel.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Origin story? He already said it was.

    by catlettuce4

    Didn't Nolan (or someone close to him) mention it was going to deal with young Clark wandering the Earth and trying to decide if he even should become Superman? I distinctly recall this being said. I wonder what he will choose, by the way? And of course, that isn't the kind of plot that lends itself to seeing him punch Darkseid through a few skyscrapers, but oh well. Maybe they are setting up an actually cool sequel, like so many movies seem to be doing these days...

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Oh and...

    by catlettuce4

    Brandon Routh as Zod! (just kidding, hope they avoid Zod)

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Perfect character for Zack

    by Knuckleface

    Superman is the most boring and shallow of all the major comic characters and Zack has finally found a character that suits his directorial style. Though personally, I think Michael Bay would be a better fit for a Superman film, considering all that jingo-ra-ra-America crap that always comes bundled with the Superman package. ALSO: The fact that nobody in Hollywood has got the memo that we want a WWII-era Superman film continues to grate on nerves... Superman versus Nazi Robots equals= BOX-OFFICE WIN.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Hollywood more and more anti american

    by Mike

    I give up on Hollywood.Seems to me they are getting more and more anti American.Is there any movie makers out there that still holds true to the foundation and principles of this great country?I guess America is on her last legs and the people don't care anymore.How sad.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST


    by TDH1138

    Unbelievable what offends people these days. Seriously... you're going to skip a movie because the guy playing an ALIEN FROM ANOTHER PLANET who happens to land in a FICTIONAL Midwestern town and is brought up by a Farmer and his wife, only to discover he has SUPER-HUMAN POWERS AND IS ESSENTIALLY INVINCIBLE and base his operations in a FICTIONAL CITY is being played by a person from the UK. REALLY?!? Why don't you complain about the fact that Superman was created by 2 Jewish guys, ONE BORN IN CANADA while you're at it.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST


    by Composite_Beppo

    Well said, sir!

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST


    by Composite_Beppo

    Superman is shallow and jingoistic? How long since you've actually read a Superman story by one of the contemporary writers? Coloring books don't count.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST


    by OptimusBob

    or just spitballin' here; DENZEL WASHINGTON.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    if only Alex Ross could do this movie

    by Steve Zodiac

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Are you kidding?

    by will2power

    Why even bother? Prettyboy after prettyboy. This is what happens when you let Hollywood take control of something. You get crap like this. Superboy instead of Superman. Why didn't they just go ahead and get it over with and cast Edward from Twilight with Bella as Lois Lane.

  • Feb. 12, 2011, 2:45 a.m. CST

    so lets get this clear

    by Christian Wieneke

    No Williams Superman score (possibly the greatest film score EVER), no Routh, and no feeling that it would honor/respect the prior films? I'm not getting the "Batman Begins" feeling from this film. I'm feeling "Fantastic Four". That's not good Hollywood. Good luck. I'll see you on Blu Ray (maybe).

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Maybe Brandon Routh Can Play Jimmy Olson!

    by Merlin_Ambrosius

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Worst casting since Routh got the part!

    by ThaJackaL

    Tom Welling should have got the role... Seriously Cavill is too short, too skinny, and he's british! WTF Superman stands for "Truth, Justice, and the American way!" not "Truth, Justice, and tea with the queen!" This is some bullshit right here... I won't go see this movie it's become clear to me now that the WB wants to destroy Superman once, and for all. They got close with SR but now they plan to put the final nail in the coffin of this franchise. Sad goodbye... This isn't Superman that Snyder it's making. It's an abomination.

  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    wow u list a bunch of angry stereotypes and then opt tom welling for the role? u completely write off the movie based on just a casting choice? have u even seen henry cavill act? first of all the guy is at least six foot tall. he still has time to beef up for the role. and it has already been stated that snyder wants a strong looking superman so this will be a given. also TOM WELLING CAN'T ACT!!!

  • Feb. 19, 2011, 2:35 a.m. CST

    storylines of superman

    by krylite

    Besides the WW patriotic brainwashing ideal of Superman in those early animated shorts, the superman character has a surprising depth of storylines. You have a superhero who sometimes has to decide the fate of humanity like a god while not getting over his head and playing God. He has to be a kind-hearted doofus in disguise without breaking arms and necks of people who give him all kind of crap. He doesnt' really need people; he could have stayed in the Fortress of Solitude in solitude. Or destroyed the world. Well maybe Jor-El brainwashed his DNA when he was a baby to always be good and help Papa kent lift up that broken down car. But still. There was this comic out recently of a white trash UPS postal worker dude who suddenly got powers like invisible woman's force shields with the power level of superman. He went bonkers, raped his brother's wife and left his brother a quadriplegic and started massacring most everyone he ran across including small toddlers and military. Kind of like a video game. Think about if you suddenly had powers like superman..