If we thought we could wait to see Henry Cavill as Superman before, this latest glimpse has changed our minds. We let out a bit of an inadvertent “rawr” when we saw these photographs of him on set in Vancouver, looking quite at home with the “Man of Steel” role. Because look at him? Boyfriend is ripped! Word is that he’s taken to doing major pull-ups — as you can see in the picture on the right — or push-ups in between takes. Whatever he’s doing, it’s working!
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Let’s take a minute to soak up the first image of Henry Cavill as Superman….Not bad, eh? So broad, so muscle-y, so broad and muscle-y. Is it any wonder Twilight scribe Stephenie Meyer wanted him as Edward Cullen way back when? The Brit stars alongside Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Kevn Costner (comeback!?) and Michael Shannon in the Zack Snyder-directed remake. The only problem: we’ll have to wait until 2013 to see Cavill in action. Yes, that’s TWO WHOLE YEARS! Why make us wait so long, Warner Bros?
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You have to give them credit—every actor announced for the Superman remake has been more interesting then the last. Where Super-Henry Cavill is a question mark and Kevin Costner as Pa Kent doesn’t exactly set our wallets on fire, Amy Adams’ Lois Lane could be formidable and we’re seriously intrigued by the latest news. Warner Bros. confirmed Sunday that Boardwalk Empire badass Michael Shannon will play villanious Kryptonian General Zod in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Man Of Steel—which is what they’re officially calling the new film.
Anyone who’s seen Shannon on Empire or in films like The Runaways and Revolutionary Road (for which he earned an Oscar nomination) knows that the 6’3″ actor owns every scene he’s in, and he’ll need every bit of mojo to follow Terence Stamp‘s imperious performance as Zod in the first two Superman movies—not just anyone can yell “Come to me, son of Jor-El, kneel before Zod!” and make it work. Is it too much to ask that Shannon keep the low-cut, easy-breathing robe that Stamp wore in his classic take on the character? Anyone who can terrorize Metropolis by blowing on it would dress for comfort.
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Henry Cavill‘s Superman now has his Lois Lane. Amy Adam‘s has been cast as the Man of Steel’s love interest. Director Zack Snyder — fresh off the release of Sucker Punch — apparently called the actress from Paris to tell her the news. He told The LA Times, “There was a big, giant search for Lois. For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it.” Is she? We’re not quite convinced, but we do think she’ll make a better Lois than Kate Bosworth, who just didn’t fit the part at all. Amy physically fits the Lois Lane type, though. We’ve always thought Lois should look a little retro, and Amy could totally work that look. Plus she has major acting chops too.This is a casting choice we’re probably going to warm up to soon. But will you?
Snyder wants the new movie and it’s actors to have a contemporary, realistic edge saying, “…What’s important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes. That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance].” The new film still doesn’t have a title, but it has quite the cast shaping up. Kevin Costner has reportedly signed on as the superhero’s father Jonathan Kent, and Diane Lane has been cast as Superman’s mother, Martha Kent.
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Kevin Costner‘s career has been in a holding pattern for the past few years and aside from helping to clean up the Gulf oil spill in 2010, he hasn’t done much good work lately. His career just might be on the upswing though, because Costner is rumored to have been cast in the new Superman reboot. Costner has reportedly won the role as Jonathan Kent, father to Superman himself, who will be played by Brit actor Henry Cavill.
There’s been so much speculation regarding the casting choices for the Zack Snyder-helmed reboot, though Lois Lane still hasn’t been cast despite the fact that Olivia Wilde, Kristen Stewart and Jessica Biel have all been considered for the role. We’re happy for Costner though, we’ve always been a fan of him in any role where an accent isn’t required.
Yeah, we could see Superman being interested in this. Despite the recent scoop that Kristen Stewart auditioned for Lois Lane in the Superman reboot, the Daily News reports that director Zack Snyder wasn’t too impressed with her work. Hey, c’mon, why would you expect Bella Swan to pull off a seasoned news reporter in the first place? An actress that makes much more sense as Lois Lane is Olivia Wilde, who reportedly had an upcoming movie pushed back just in case she wins the role. Considering her post-Tron popularity, and scantily-clad photo shoots (like the one she just did for FHM France), she’s certainly a better choice than non-box office draws like Rachel “Morning Glory” McAdams and Jessica “A-Team” Biel.
Is Olivia Wilde capable of completely covering her nipples with her hair? Check out the gallery and you be the judge!
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In a bid to play every classic brunette character of all time, rumors have it that Kristen Stewart might play Lois Lane in the new Superman movie with Henry Cavill. Apparently branding consultant/Twitterer-in-the-know Gregory Littley tweeted, “I’m hearing Kristen Stewart has officially read for Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s #Superman reboot.” We can totally see this. Stewart has already proven that she can play a women who needs to be rescued over and over by an incredibly handsome non-human, and make the audience really believe it.
If the rumors are true, Stewart is going to have a packed shooting schedule in 2011, considering she’s already filming Breaking Dawn and possibly starring as Snow White. Other actresses rumored for the Lois Lane role include Jessica Biel, Glee‘s Dianna Argon and Malin Akerman, who starred in Snyder’s superhero flick Watchmen. Littley offers his own suggestions too, tweeting “Rachel McAdams (pricey) or Mila Kunis (cheaper) would be perfect for Lois Lane – approach them now Warner Bros. #Superman.” What do you think? Are we excited for all-Kristen, all-the-time until 2013? Or do we want some fresh blood (pun extremely intended) in at least a few upcoming movies? [Photo: Getty Images]
… Henry Cavill! He’s our new Man of Steel, as announced by Warner Brothers, beating out the likes of Joe Manganiello, who’s just going to have to stick to being a werewolf for awhile. Lucky Cavill is going to be directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan but you wouldn’t be alone if you were all like Henry who? Interestingly enough, we had the same reaction with the old Superman, Brandon Routh. We’re guessing studios really do like their superhero alter-ego’s on the down low.
British actor Cavill was previously on The Tudors portraying Charles Brandon and just wrapped up The Immortals where he plays Greek legend Theseus, and Stephanie Meyer wanted him to be Edward Cullen in the Twilight series. But we all know what happened with that story. Looks like he’s about to blow up though, so we’d keep an eye on this one.
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