Like a phoenix from the cinematic ashes, the Big Red ‘S’ is back.
Resurrected by a mixture of studio executive greed and the undying love of fandom, a new Superman film has been targeted for a December 2012 release by Warner Bros.
The poor reaction to Superman Returns by..everyone, appears to have been kryptonite for Brandon Routh who will not be returning to the role. Routh’s performance, while capable, was a mirror image of the late Christopher Reeve and maybe that was part of the problem.
No one will ever be able to touch the heroic performances Reeve gave us, or the impression they left on modern superhero cinema.
Brit actor Henry Cavill, relatively unknown save for his performance in Showtime’s period-piece The Tudors, will be starring in the title role and “300” director Zack Snyder will be bringing his unique style to the table. Hopefully they cut down on the slow motion flying sequences and concentrate on hammering out a solid script worthy of the character’s history.
What’s really interesting is the fact that Batman has no idea who this new superhero on the block even is! When told of the casting news by a reporter backstage during last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Christian Bale replied, ”Well done for whoever you mentioned.”
And if anyone has an issue with a Brit portraying an American icon, just remember, two Canadian boys created the Man of Steel in the first place!
- British actor Henry Cavill cast in Superman movie (omg.yahoo.com)
- Henry Cavill Cast As Superman In Zack Snyder’s Reboot (splashpage.mtv.com)