With the Internet pretty much calmed down since last week's announcement that Ben Affleck would be playing Batman in 'Man of Steel 2', and the rumor mill all but confirming Bryan Cranston as villain Lex Luthor, the obvious next question is: who will play Superman?
It's an obvious point, but so far, Warner Brothers has been relatively mum on the subject of the actor jumping into the old red and blue... Though we have a few ideas. First, given the uproar over Affleck, Warner Brothers will want someone not quite as divisive to the fan community; possibly even someone relatively unknown to them, who won't carry the baggage Affleck does to Batman. And they've already got the buzzy Cranston, coming off 'Breaking Bad' as the bad guy, so WB can go the Marvel, relatively unknown route for the Superman part.
Our suggestion? This guy:
That's Henry Cavill, a British actor who hasn't done a whole lot of movie work up until this point. You might know him from his role as Theseus in 'Immortals', or for playing Superman in 'Man of Steel'. But other than that, Cavill isn't necessarily a recognizable face... But he does have the chops to pull of Superman. In fact - little known piece of trivia - he read for the part for 'Superman Returns', which ultimately ended up going to Brandon Routh.
Sure, there's other choices out there, but given the opportunity to finally play Superman in 'Man of Steel 2', we think Cavill could knock it out of the park.
What do you think, folks? Is Cavill right for the big red cheese? Or should Warner Brothers pick someone else?