The film is to be directed by "300" director Zack Snyder, who says in a statement Cavill is "the perfect choice to don the cape and `S' shield."
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`What would you do it you were Superman? How would you feel?'" Snyder said. "How to make it personal, I think that's the thing we went after."
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