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Tudors Star Henry Cavill is New Superman

Henry CavillHenry Cavill, best known for his work as Charles Brandon on The Tudors, has just been named Warner Bros.' new Man of Steel.

The 27-year-old British actor will be the latest person to play Clark Kent and his alter ego, Superman, on the big screen following Brandon Routh and Christopher Reeves.

Director Zack Snyder (Watchmen) said he is "honored" to help bring the iconic character back to life. "I also join Warner Bros. 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," Snyder offered in a statement.

Christopher Nolan is a producer on the film that was written by Batman Begins' David S. Goyer.

Superman: Man of Steel will fly into theaters on December 17, 2012.

Read More | People

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