Take That Spidey! Henry Cavill Is The New Superman

Henry-henry-cavill-5315234-842-1222They’re both clad in red, they both decide the fate of us ordinary civilians (“will I be saved vs. the nail biting “will I get to work?”), and in the latest twist of their simply (un)remarkable similarities, they also come in twos. Any guesses? Why, it’s buses and superhero movies of course! Duh…

With the new Spiderman movie gearing up for release in July 2012, it has been announced that British actor Henry Cavill will don his specs and cloak and take on the role of everyone’s favourite superhero-with-a-crap-disguise, Clark Kent aka Superman. Take that Spidey!

Cavill is best known for his role as Charles Brandon in BBC drama The Tudors, but will now be going up against fellow Brit actor Andrew Garfield (the new Spiderman) in the battle of the superheroes.

It’s arguably been a long time coming for Cavill, who has previously narrowly missed out on roles including James Bond, Batman, and even the Superman role in 2006’s Superman Returns.

The new Superman movie will be directed by Zack Snyder who described Cavill as “the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield.”