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Comic-Con: New Superman Henry Cavill to Make Surprise Appearance at WB Panel

The British actor will be in Hall H Saturday with director Zack Snyder to promote "Man of Steel."

Henry Cavill in Man of Steel - H 2011

Superman is coming to Comic-Con.

Henry Cavill, the actor who is portraying the DC superhero in Warner Bros’ Man of Steel, will make an appearance at the studio’s Hall H panel Saturday, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.

Whether Cavill would show up had been rumored but not confirmed. When the Comic-Con schedule was first officially revealed in late June, the only thing written about the Man of Steel panel were the words "Man of Steel."

On Wednesday, Warners sent out a press release elaborating details of the participants of its panels for The Hobbit (Ian McKellan, who plays Gandalf, is one of those attending) and Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi monster epic for Legendary.

But for Man of Steel, the studio said only that director Zack Snyder would be on hand and that footage would be shown; no one else was mentioned.

Other actors from the movie, such as Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe, are not expected to attend.

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