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15 Reasons Man of Steel's Henry Cavill Is the Perfect Superman

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There's a new Superman in town, y'all! And Man of Steel's Henry Cavill is shaping up to be a fan favorite.

Director Zach Snyder revealed why he cast Henry (Cavill has an "earnest awesomeness that's unexplainable"), but we have a few reasons of our own why he's perfect for the part:

1. First of all, because Christopher Nolan said so.

Henry Cavill, Man of Steel GIF

This is the same man who gave us Christian Bale as Batman. We trust him.

2. Because Henry can pull off any outfit and not look completely ridiculous:

Henry Cavill, The Tudors Showtime

3. Which helps when wearing a supersuit. Not every man can pull off a cape:

Henry Cavill, Man of Steel GIF

We haven't seen someone look this great in a cape since Gwyneth Paltrow at the Oscars!

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4. Because he can perfectly coif his hair:

George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Henry Cavill, Superman ABC/Getty Images; Warner Bros; Clay Enos/Warner Bros

Like all the perfectly coiffed Supermen before him.

5. In glasses, he literally looks like a completely different person:

Henry Cavill, Twit Pic Altair Eyewear/Twitter

Like, where's Henry Cavill? Where'd he go? Who's this Clark Kent guy?

6. Because he looks good shirtless:

Henry Cavill ZORO/GSI Media

7. Like really good. From the front...and the back:

Henry Cavill, Man of Steel GIF

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8. He has a track record of making women swoon:

Whatever Works, Evan Rachel Wood, Henry Cavill Sony Pictures Classics

Watch out, Lois Lane!

9. Which probably is because of his adorable flirty smile:

Henry Cavill, Man of Steel GIF

10. Oh, and did we mention he looks good shirtless?

IMMORTALS, Henry Cavill Jan Thijs /Relativity Media

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11. He's kicked quite a few asses in his day:

Henry Cavill, IMMORTALS Jan Thijs /Relativity Media

12. And is just an all around badass, really:

Henry Cavill, Man of Steel GIF

13. Because we know he can handle the Comic-Con crowds:

Henry Cavill, Isabel Lucas, Luke Evans Max Morse/Getty Images

Which is a necessity when you're portraying the geekdom's favorite hero.

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14. And even next to other handsome men he looks handsomer:

Kellan Lutz, Henry Cavill Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Sorry, Kellan Lutz! You're cute as Tarzan, but we'll stick with our superheroes.

15. Finally, because he can fly:

Henry Cavill, Man of Steel GIF

In real life. These aren't special effects. Henry Cavill can actually fly.

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