Breaking News: Deadline is reporting that actor Henry Cavill has landed the coveted title role in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' 'Superman' reboot.

"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. 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," said the film's director, Zack Snyder.

The film is also being produced by 'Inception' mastermind Christopher Nolan.

The 27-year-old British actor appeared in a number of movies in the last decade, from 'The Count of Monte Cristo,' to 'Stardust' to the Woody Allen movie 'Whatever Works.' TV fans will also know him for his role as Charles Brandon on the Showtime original series 'The Tudors.'

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Cavill's upcoming roles include 'The Cold Light of Day' and 'Immortals.'

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