With today’s big news that Henry Cavill has been cast as the Man of Steel in director Zack Snyder’s new Superman movie, some early internet snarking has pointed out that he’ll be fighting for Truth, Justice, and the American Way while disguising his native British accent. In fact, looking ahead, all of our big superheroes will be played by those who hail from across the pond: Andrew Garfield will play Spider-Man in Sony’s 2012 franchise reboot and Batman’s Christian Bale – who, let’s face it, can probably do a flawless American accent in his sleep at this point – was born in Wales.
Is this blasphemy, or mere coincidence? And don’t we just want whoever is best for the role? (Though, that said, can you imagine the uproar if an American was cast as James Bond? Yeow!) What do you guys think? Does it matter where the actors are really from as long as they are believable? Sound off below!