In the statement of Zack Snyder, he said, "In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen. I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and 'S' shield."
Henry Cavill, 27 was reportedly shortlisted from the film "Superman Returns". Cavill's credits include Stardust, Blood Creek and Whatever Works.
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