With Tom Cruise opting out of the Guy Ritchie action-flick, it seems like taking over the role will be a job for Superman… aka Henry Cavill.
Cruise choosing to focus on Mission: Impossible 5 which leaves a vacant spot for Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. The studio has quickly acted to lock in a face that promises to be very prominent in blockbusters soon to come. Henry Cavill, star of Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel is now in talks to star in the film, which already features Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) and Alicia Vikander.
If Ritchie and the studio seal Cavill in the deal, the duo of Superman and The Lone Ranger would play Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, the two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, who fight evil in the form of the vast criminal organization T.H.R.U.S.H.
According to Variety, Cavill took a meeting about the role Hammer landed when Cruise was still attached, so this just might be a belated case of the planets aligning to make magic happen. Ritchie is developing and directing the film with hopes of getting started in the fall. The studio is hoping that this will be the last road bump in a long and torturous journey that included cast changes and director switches.
For those who don’t want to wait for their Superman fix, you can hold off no longer by getting ready for the Big Blue Boy Scout to enter theaters on June 14th.