‘Immortals’ Henry Cavill: What’s Next for the THR Next Gen Actor
He’ll be the first non-American to portray Superman in “Man of Steel” and will play opposite Bruce Willis next year in “The Cold Light of Day.”
Up until recently, Henry Cavill has been known around Hollywood for the film roles he didn’t get instead of the ones he headlined. But things are about to change for the actor, 28, who now has a box office hit under his belt.
This wasn’t his first time in a box office hit; Cavill made his feature debut in 2002 in The Count of Monte Cristo. But he didn’t garner an international fan base until 2007, after he scored the role of Charles Brandon in Showtime’s period melodrama The Tudors.
Cavill’s Tudors success (and in part, we assume, his shirtless acting abilities) led him to the role of Immortals’ Theseus, a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against King Hyperion. In an ending fit only for Hollywood, the man who had previously been passed over for the leads in Superman Returns and Casino Royale has gotten a second shot at Superman, becoming the first non-American to portray Clark Kent in the upcoming Zack Snyder-directed Man of Steel (now in production).
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