Man of Steel star: Don't believe those script problem rumors

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Dec 14, 2012

You know all those rumors of script problems on the new Superman movie, Man of Steel? Well, the actor playing Kal-El has something to say about that.

At the Comic-Con panel on Saturday for this fall's mythology epic Immortals, British actor Henry Cavill was asked about playing Superman in the upcoming movie directed by Zack Snyder.

Maybe he heard those rumors about the screenplay, too, because he replied, "There's really nothing I can say apart from the fact that it's one of the best scripts I've ever read. I'm excited and humbled about it, and I can't wait to get started."

Cavill has clearly been indoctrinated into the Christopher Nolan code of silence, because that was all the moderator could get out of him. Nolan is famous for keeping a wall of secrecy around his films—even the ones he is producing and not directing, like Man of Steel—and it seems that the rugged Cavill has gotten his marching orders, too.

With Man of Steel now pushed back to a June 2013 release date, you'll have to check out Cavill's action skills in Immortals, which opens on Nov. 11, 2011. From the footage we were shown in Hall H, the 3-D production about vengeance, war and bloodshed between humans and gods in ancient Greece looks like it might whip Clash of the Titans in the ancient-spectacle sweepstakes, and Cavill shows off some badass fighting moves.

Next stop, Metropolis!