January 31, 2011: Superman Celebrities Comment on Henry Cavill's Casting

Superman Movie News The Superman Homepage contacted a number of Superman personalities, across the film, television and comic book industries, to get their reactions to Henry Cavill being cast in the title role for the up-coming Superman movie.

Sterling Gates (Comic Book Writer):
"I think Henry Cavill is a wonderful choice, and I can't wait to see him embody the Man of Steel! I look forward to Zack Snyder's Superman movie hitting screens, and five'll get you ten it'll blow all of our minds!"

Jamal Igle (Comic Book Writer/Artist):
"He wasn't my first choice, but since the announcement I've looked at some clips of his on youtube and he certainly has the look and is a talented actor. So I wish him nothing but the best and look forward to seeing him in the Red and Blue. I have high hopes for the movie as a whole, with all of the talent involved from Chris Nolan to David Goyer and Zack Snyder it should be something special. That being said, i'm a huge Superman mark anyway, So December 2012 can't come fast enough."

Al Gough (co-creator of the TV series "Smallville"):
"Henry's an excellent choice for the role, and certainly my favorite of the short list of actors mentioned. I can't wait to see what Zack Snyder and Chris Nolan have in store for all of us and I am looking forward to an awesome Superman movie!"

Jack O'Halloran (Actor):
"Henry is a very good actor and I am hoping they bring back the proper suit."

ContactMusic.com have the following quote from an executive at Warner Brothers:
"He's got an amazing quality. He doesn't look too much like Reeve and Routh but he's big and strong and he has a very modern feel to him. We're really going to try and make Superman as contemporary as possible."

If there is any question as to the far reaching influence that the Chris Reeve film franchise continues to have on the overall Superman film franchise, actor Aaron Smolinski seems to have answered in the affirmative. Smolinski played baby Kal-El in "Superman: The Movie" and was the kid at the Fotomat booth in "Superman III". Smolinski claims on Facebook he's currently in talks to get a walk-on cameo role in the next Superman movie. December 2012's "Superman: The Man of Steel" (working title).



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