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Who Is Henry Cavill?
Everything you need to know about the new Superman...

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Who Is Henry Cavill? | The Nearly Man
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Cavill was famously talked about for Batman, Superman and Bond last time those three came up for casting. He’s said about The Dark Knight that his “name may have come up in a room at some stage, but I never auditioned or screen-tested.” However, he was a very serious contender for both of the other two. At the time that McG was due to make Superman (the project known as “Flyby”), Cavill was attached to the film, even getting to try on the iconic cape and tights combo.

Unfortunately when that film fell apart, so did Cavill’s casting – leaving Brandon Routh to step in to Bryan Singer’s take. As for Bond, he was one of the last three contenders, along with Sam Worthington and Daniel Craig. The producers there decided to skew older – and once again, Cavill lost out. But don’t cry for him, Argentina: he’s now got his chance at Superman again, and who knows? In a few more years, he might even pull a Brosnan and get a second shot at Bond.

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