January 31, 2011: Henry Cavill and the Casting Decision

Henry Cavill HollywoodReporter.com has posted an article that delves into the process behind the ultimate decision to cast Henry Cavill as our next Superman. Supposedly his closest competitor was Watchmen's Matthew Goode.

    Warners and Nolan auditioned actors in Los Angeles, New York, and London in November and December, with someone in the 28- to 32-year-old range as the ideal candidate. In addition to Cavill and Goode, among those who met or were under consideration were White Collar star Matthew Bomer, Social Network's Winkelvoss twins Armie Hammer, True Blood actor Joe Manganiello (scheduling with the HBO show was a factor) and Colin O'Donaghue, who stars opposite Anthony Hopkins in The Rite.

    Cavill was invited for a callback in January, where he met Snyder face-to-face for the first time, according to a source.

    The final decision came down last week, and the Nolan secrecy machine was in such force that only a handful of execs knew the choice. In fact, many top Warners execs found out only after Cavill had been called Sunday morning.

Read the entire article at HollywoodReporter.com.

Video has been posted on YouTube of Christopher Nolan's conversation at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival yesterday, where he mentions how "super excited" he is about the Superman movie.



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