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.
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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