Henry Cavill, Man of Steel

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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.

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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:

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

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

4. Because he can perfectly coif his hair:

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Like all the perfectly coiffed Supermen before him.

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

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

6. Because he looks good shirtless:

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

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

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Watch out, Lois Lane!

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

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

IMMORTALS, Henry Cavill

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

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

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

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

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

Kellan Lutz, Henry Cavill

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

15. Finally, because he can fly:

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

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