Henry Cavill, Superman, Zach Snyder, The Tudors

Only because I like talking about comic book stuff do I feel compelled to report that British actor Henry Cavill has been cast as The Man of Steel in Zach Snyder’s Superman reboot.

That sound you hear is me loudly shrugging my shoulders in indifference.

Here’s the thing: unless you watch The Tudors, you probably have no idea who Henry Cavill is – and that’s fine! In fact, I think it’s smart to go with an actor that conventional audiences aren’t familiar with. Superman as a character is larger than any actor, so you might as well go with an “unknown” so audiences don’t ascribe any preconceived notions on the performance.

My indifference comes from Zach Snyder directing.

I know that Snyder has his fans. I know that some people think 300 and Watchmen were two of the greatest movies ever. But when I comes to Snyder, I check out. I think he’s the clearest example of “falling upward” in Hollywood and this wunderkind status he’s been afforded really rubs me the wrong way.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – he’s a mimic. A very convincing mimic. And he doesn’t have an original idea in his head. Maybe Sucker Punch will prove me wrong. But I cast a cynical eye on that one, too. Steampunk ninja robots? “I’ll take ‘Things The Internet Likes’ for $1,000, Alex.”

So, anyway… yeah. Henry Cavill is Superman. Whoopiety-do.