We’re still a couple of weeks away from the highly anticipated release for Man of Steel, so it’s no surprise that offers would come pouring in for the main cast. Henry Cavill, who plays the latest onscreen incarnation of the comic world’s favorite Kryptonian, may be the next big name to land a lead role in the latest Guy Ritchie film The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
There’s been a lot of talk about the big screen version of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., mainly because of the number of lead actors who’ve been attached. It started with George Clooney and then the project moved on to Tom Cruise. But Cruise decided to drop out, proclaiming that he would rather spend time on Mission: Impossible 5 — especially since they bumped up their shooting schedule for the sequel. But as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is based off a popular television spy show created in the mid 60s, and since the Mission: Impossible franchise is also based off another 60′s spy TV show, it’s no surprise that Cruise ended up pushing U.N.C.L.E. away.
Now Guy Ritchie and company are looking to grab Henry Cavill, one of the hottest names in Hollywood this summer movie season, with the hopes of turning him into their leading man. Since he’s gaining a lot of attention for his role in Man of Steel, it would make sense for the actor to hop onto another big starring role while his is at its peak. At the same time, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has been suffering due to the constant rotation of potential lead actors that never got cast, so the production could use a break.
Will you be seeing Man of Steel when it comes out next month?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter