"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," Snyder said in a statement. "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."
British actor cast as next Superman
Henry Cavill, probably best known for playing the brother-in-law to Henry VIII in "The Tudors," will play Superman in a Zach Snyder-directed film set for December 2012, Variety reports.