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'Man Of Steel' Star Henry Cavill To Fly In And Save 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

by Edward Davis
May 28, 2013 9:07 PM
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Henry Cavill

Confident much, Warner Bros.? Tom Cruise may have abruptly exited "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," the studio's spy action thriller that Guy Ritchie will direct, but acting quickly, the studio has already found a would-be replacement. And while he's far from a household name yet, the actor, British thespian Henry Cavill is set to play Superman in WB's "Man Of Steel" this summer, and clearly the studio is feeling good about the film's box-office chances and therefore by proxy, launching the actor near the A-list.

Variety reports that Cavill has entered talks with WB, and should he take the role he'll star alongside a host of up-and-comers on the verge like Armie Hammer ("The Lone Ranger") and Alicia Vikander ("Anna Karenina"). Cavill will take the Napolean Solo role that Cruise vacated, but the trade notes that the "Man of Steel" actor had initially been meeting about the sidekick-like role that Hammer eventually took. Cavill clearly has had a good relationship with Warner and the trade also notes that they had considered him for a co-starring role opposite Chris Hemsworth in “In the Heart of the Sea” that Ron Howard is directing.

Cavill's biggest feature role to date, minus Superman, is Relativity Media's "Immortals" from 2011. Up until that point the actor was known for starring on "The Tudors." Talking about leaping skyscrapers in a single bound....

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  • Boo | May 29, 2013 8:41 PMReply

    I don't find him awkward or without personality in interviews at all. On the contrary, he comes across as amazingly charming and a perfectly pleasant guy. Do you need him jumping on couches to have a "personality"?! He certainly has a lot more going for him than a lot of deadweights I see on talk shows. At least he can put a well-educated sentence together and converse.

    I'll withhold my judgement in both the Superman movie and his career (which seemms to be chugging along nicely, finally) until I see more.

  • Susan | May 29, 2013 6:31 AMReply

    Safe, bland, choice. I'll catch it on HBO.

  • Alex | May 29, 2013 12:13 AMReply

    He doesn't seem to have much of a personality and doesn't appear to be at ease. He isn't necessarily awkward in interviews or interacting with media but it still somehow comes across as awkward. We're in the age of Channing Tatum now.

  • Jess | May 28, 2013 10:03 PMReply

    Vanilla and vanilla. Perfect.

  • cagcag | May 28, 2013 9:37 PMReply

    I disagree with Sam Worthington comparison because, if his acting is as good as his looks this man may become a movie legend...

  • fernbara | May 28, 2013 10:51 PM

    Dani, at the risk of sounding like the evil step-mother from Disney's Cinderella, CAGCAG said, "if...."

  • Dani | May 28, 2013 9:55 PM

    Being good looking =/= good acting. There are plenty of guys just as good looking as him, if not more so, currently working or waiting for their big break. He is just another pretty face and not legendary material.

  • No | May 28, 2013 9:21 PMReply

    I'm more willing to see a re-boot of that show now that Tom Cruise vacated it.

  • carmen | May 29, 2013 3:51 AM

    Cruise is a legend bitch!

  • Glass | May 28, 2013 9:19 PMReply

    I still can't tell if Henry Cavill is going to be a Sam Worthington situation... A leading actor with huge roles/franchises but he ended up being more of a placeholder than a MOVIE STAR

  • Evan | May 28, 2013 9:31 PM

    I have this weird feeling that he will play a phenomenal Superman, but basically be Sam Worthington in everything else he does. Basically, he is not going to be the actor to break that supposed Superman curse.

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