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12:00 AM, March 21, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 21, 2011

Zack Snyder Explains Choosing Henry Cavill for Superman Role

One drawback in making comic book movies, particularly those that involve one of the most recognisable characters of all time, is that no matter how excited fans are about the project, the people involved with the film aren't allowed to talk about it.
Case in point, Zack Snyder's super (pun intended) highly-anticipated "Superman" reboot, tentatively titled "Man of Steel." When MTV News caught up with the director during the press day for his epic action fantasy "Sucker Punch" (March 18), reporters did their best to squeeze some information out of him about the direction in which he plans to take the film. Snyder's lips, however, were mostly sealed.
"It's a super-secret thing!" he said after a few failed attempts at getting some scoop. "It's like building a stealth bomber."
That said, despite the seemingly stealthy line of questioning, reporters were only able to eke out a few thoughts from Snyder regarding his choice for the film's lead actor, Henry Cavill, versus his second choice, "True Blood" actor Joe Manganiello.
"Henry's just ... I love Joe too, by the way," Snyder said. "Really he was the only other guy I was thinking of, to be honest, other than Henry. But in the end, I think Henry just has this innocence too [in addition to the look and physicality required for the role], he has both, which is tricky," he explained. "Superman needs the teeniest bit of that. Not to be overt, but you like it to be there ever so slightly. I mean, he grew up in Kansas, that's just true, so you need a little of that [innocence]."
Regarding Snyder's rumoured plans to make his new Superman more physical, the "300" director once again laughed at the detail-oriented line of questioning.
"I can't answer that!" he exclaimed, "Because if I say, that is what will be the thing [that everyone will run with]."

Source: MTV

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