Like Brandon Routh, Tom Welling, and Dean Cain before him, Henry Cavill is ready to use his Superman role as a springboard into diverse roles that will keep his name in lights. It’s now rumored that, proving he’s adept at portraying Man, Man Of Steel star Cavill has been approached to take the role nobody else wants in Warner Bros. film adaptation of The Man From U.N.C.L.E..
If he actually decides to go through with it, Cavill will play American spy Napoleon Solo, replacing Tom Cruise who replaced George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, and Channing Tatum. Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer is still attached to play Agent Illya Kuryakin — the role Cavill originally tested for. As of now, it’s a big wait-and-see as neither Cavill or Hammer are considered “names” but this summer could change all that. At any rate, casting this role is a thankless job. Everyone knows there will always be only one Solo.
Is there any higher praise than acknowledgement that a film works? (Variety)