New Superman Movie: Meet the Cast of Man of Steel

Walking into the movie theater to see The Dark Knight Rises, I knew that I was in store to see at least one epic trailer. Sure enough, the first preview to show was none other than that of the new Superman movie Man of Steel, directed by 300 and Watchmen director Zack Snyder and set to be released next June. From the music to the drama, the preview was simply epic, and for an in-depth analysis on the trailer, read Andrew Richardson’s great article on PolicyMic.

But, after seeing the trailer, I left with one very important question: who was that guy playing Clark Kent/Superman?

From Morgan Freeman to Angelina Jolie, there are so many familiar faces in today’s film industry due to the fact audiences around the world feel comfortable seeing this well-known crop of actors perform time and time again. But, when a new face appears, he or she must make an outstanding performance to break into this elite group. However, it actually turns out that the man who will play Clark Kent/Superman, Henry Cavill, has been in the industry since 2001. But, nevertheless, who is Henry Cavill, and better yet, who was cast in Man of Steel?

Henry Cavill is Clark Kent / Superman

Age: 29

Amy Adams is Lois Lane

Age: 38

Michael Shannon is General Zod

Age: 38

Russell Crowe is Jor-El

Age: 48

Ayelet Zurer is Lara Lor-Van

Age: 43

Laurence Fishburne is Perry White

Age: 50

Kevin Costner is Jonathan Kent

Age: 57

Diane Lane is Martha Kent

Age: 47