British actor Henry Cavill is set to appear on the big screen later this year, as Superman in the Zack Snyder Man of Steel movie. The decision to cast Henry was met by some criticism from Superman fans, as they felt an American actor should have been given the role.
However, Henry has been receiving a lot of praise for his performance from those in the know, which leads us to ask, who is the best Superman. Well, we believe it has to be between Henry Cavill, Tom Welling and Christopher Reeve, who have all played the Man of Steel.
Christopher Reeve first played Clark Kent aka Superman back in 1978 in the movie Superman, before going on to portray the character a further three times. Since his last performance is Superman IV in 1987, many people have been trying to emulate what he did but have failed.
Tom Welling played Clark Kent for ten years on the hit The CW television series Smallville, which focussed on the early years of the character and ended with him finally becoming Superman. While Smallville did have a rather large following, there are some fans who felt that the show ruined the character.
As for Henry Cavill, well we have only seen him in the few trailers but he does seem to look the part. We expect that most of you will go for Christopher Reeve as the best Superman but we’re going to be a bit controversial and say that Tom Welling was great as the Man of Steel.