American icon Superman will be played by a British actor, Henry Cavill. I'm sure he won't be playing Superman with a British accent, but watching him talk about the movie in the British accent and then watching a clip will be strange, I don't have high hopes for this "reboot", not necessarily because of that, but who is this dude? Not even Batman knows, wait, Batman is British to. What is wrong with Hollywood? Next thing you know, an American actor will be playing Sherlock Holmes, wait a second?! Look it's a bird, it's a plane....

Henry Cavill, the star of Showtime's "The Tudors," has been cast as iconic superhero Superman in a film to be directed by Zack Snyder, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures confirmed in a statement Jan. 30.

"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," Snyder said. "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."

via Henry Cavill Cast as Superman in Zack Snyder Film - Yahoo! Movies.