Comic book movie fans have a lot to look forward to in 2013. There are numerous comic book characters coming to the big screen, both in established franchises and brand new films. One movie that all comic book fans have an eye on is the Man of Steel reboot, which stars Henry Cavill.
The success or failure of the Man of Steel not only impacts the future of the Superman franchise, but it also likely plays into how soon Warner Bros. is able to bring together a Justice League movie. If Man of Steel flops, then Warner Bros. would probably have to start over looking for a new Superman for Justice League.
However, if a recent poll from Fandango is any indication, Henry Cavill looks to be getting a warm reception as Superman. Unlike polls conducted on a site like well Comicbook.com, where comic book movies and their stars would be at a huge advantage, Fandango reaches a more general audience.
In the Biggest Male Breakout Movie Star for 2013 category, Henry Cavill finished in the top spot for his upcoming role in Man of Steel. He was followed by Sam Claflin in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Arnie Hammer in The Lone Ranger, Jain Courtney in A Good Day to Die Hard, and Nicholas Hoult in Jack the Giant Slayer and Warm Bodies.
It’s a pretty impressive accomplishment, considering that Warner Bros. has only barely begun their marketing for Man of Steel. With only two trailers released, Henry Cavill’s performance as Superman seems to be impressing the general population just as much as it impressed comic book fans. The Man of Steel is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on June 14, 2013.