Or at least, he’s in talks to become one.
Not long after news broke that Tom Cruise had bailed on Guy Ritchie and Warner Bros.’ big-screen adaptation of the ’60s spy show “The Man from UNCLE”, the trades now have “Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill in talks to take over the leading role.
If the deal goes through, Cavill, who can be seen in Zack Snyder’s sure-to-be-epic Superman reboot this Summer, will co-star alongside Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander. Oh, let’s face it, he’ll be THE star, those other two will be co-starring WITH him.
After the usual Hollywood development hell, “The Man from UNCLE” was thought to be on the fast track when the suddenly hot-again Tom Cruise attached himself as the film’s lead. But with Cruise gone, the studio was scrambling to find a replacement, and looks to have found him in Cavill. Ironically enough, Cavill was once up for the role that eventually went to Armie Hammer. Funny how that works out.
Cavill would play smooth American spy Napoleon Solo in the film, while Hammer will play his Russian counterpart Illya Kuryakin. Together, the two spies defend the world against evildoers and such. Alicia Vikander will play a British agent.
Meanwhile, Cavill is about to blow up like a giant sun in this summer’s “Man of Steel”. Maybe you’ve heard of it? No? Here’s a taste:
Via : Variety