On Monday, comic book writer Mark Millar revealed he had learned that Jim Caviezel (“The Count of Monte Cristo,” “The Passion of The Christ”) had officially been cast as Superman in the new Bryan Singer-directed adaptation at Warner Bros.
Millar’s scoop was followed the next day with an apparent debunking by Harry Knowles at Ain’t-It-Cool-News, who said that Caviezel had not been cast and wasn’t even being considered. He added that Tom Welling was also out of the running.
Mark Millar has answered though, and at his official website today posted…
Just to hammer home how confident I am as regards my source (pretty much as good as it gets), I will personally write a cheque to charity for 1000 dollars from my Wolverine royalties (Wolverine 20 and 21 out October 2004) if Jim Caviezel isn’t cast as Superman on the day principal photography starts. Warners may have a couple of PR stunts planned prior to the final announcement, but this is a bet that Jim C is standing there in a Superman costume once the cameras start rolling.
Very interesting! We’ll see what Warner Bros. has to say about this, so far we haven’t received an answer from the studio regarding the casting.
Source: Mark Millar