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We hear he was in the Tudors, which is a show that exists. Cavill reportedly bested other top contenders Matthew Goode, Matthew Bomer, Armie Hammer, Joe Manganiello, and Colin O’Donaghue for the role.
E! asked Christian Bale about the casting for some reason:
So, Batman to Superman, what is Bale’s reaction to Henry Cavill’s casting in the Christopher Nolan-produced Man of Steel movie? None. He stares kinda blankly at a reporter for a beat or two, clearly having never, ever heard of Cavill. [Ed.- or maybe he just didn't know why your reporter was asking him about this] Finally, he summons a blurb you can be assured will not appear on a DVD box anytime soon, “Well done for whoever you mentioned.” [EOnline, emphasis mine]
Indeed, Batman. Indeed.
For those keeping track at home, Superman, Spider-Man, and Batman are now British and The Green Lantern is Canadian. Me and Spuds Mackenzie are going to hang out with Captain America now. Kthxbai.