Henry Cavill In Talks To Replace Tom Cruise In Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Henry Cavill. If you still don't recognize his name, well who can really blame you. Well with the release of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is only two weeks away, it's safe to say the beginning of actor Henry Cavill's stardom thanks to his turn as Superman is about to approach it's peak. And it seems director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) isn't oblivious to that fact and will be taking advantage of the actor's upcoming popularity. Cavill's now been casted as Ritchie's replacement for the Tom Cruise in his film The Man From U.N.C.L.E. where he'll star opposite The Lone Ranger's Armie Hammer.

It's funny now to think that Henry Cavill was once known as the unluckiest man in Hollywood after loosing out on playing James Bond to Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, Batman to Christian Bale in Batman Begins, both Edward Cullen and Cedric Diggory to Robert Pattinson in Twilight and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and even Superman himself to Brandon Routh in Superman Returns (Pretty ironic now). So now Cavill and put those days behind him as he's already in talks for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The news comes following Tom Cruise's departure from the project in order to work on Mission Impossible 5, and with Cavill's schedule practically empty and his star power eminent, he definitely seems like a suitable (And smart) choice for Ritchie and Warner Bros.
Partnering Cavill with fellow rising star Armie Hammer seems to be a much smarter pair up than Cruise and Hammer was. Rumors were actually circling that Hammer is under DC's radar to portray the next Batman/Bruce Wayne, where he'd probably end up teaming up with Cavill's Superman eventually in a Justice League or Superman and Batman: World's Finest film. Could this be a test for WB to see if the two actors have enough chemistry together to do the same in a superhero team-up? That might be jumping to conclusions, but it's likely that the film's success could increase Hammer's chances at landing a DC superhero role in some form (Whether it's Batman or not).
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will be based on the 1960's TV series of the same name, and it followed to secret agents who worked for U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law Enforcement) one a Russian named Illya Kuryakian (Who Armie Hammer is playing) and the other an American named Napoleon Solo (Who Cavill is in talks to to play). The movie's been through hell trying to get off the ground, with names such as George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Ben Affleck, Channing Tatum, and Bradley Cooper all being attached to star in the project at one point or another. Magic Mike and Contagion director Steven Soderbergh was also on board until the constant drop outs of lead actors caused him to leave as well and he was then replaced with Guy Ritchie. While Cruise's departure was another obstacle for the film, it seems they've finally found their footing with a young rising team-up of both Cavill and Hammer.
Do you think Henry Cavill is a good replacement for Tom Cruise in The Man From Uncle? Are you excited to see Cavill and Hammer together on screen?