According to EW.com, British actor Henry Cavill has been cast as the next Superman in a re-boot of the franchise heading to theaters in December 2012.
Cavill is best known from his role of Charles Brandon on Showtime’s The Tudors.
In a statement, Cavill expressed his delight at being cast in the role, which was previously held by the late Christopher Reeve in four feature films in the 1970s and 1980s and Brandon Routh in Bryan Singer’s 2006 film Superman Returns.
“In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen,” Cavill said.
Earlier rumors had Joe Manganiello attached to the project, but it looks like he was edged out by the much sexier Cavill.
Who did you want to see don the red cape?