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Henry Cavill Up For The Great Wall
But will he leap it in a single bound?

09 February 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Henry Cavill Up For The Great Wall

After becoming a heroic warrior in Immortals and slipping into Superman’s suit for Man Of Steel, it would appear that Henry Cavill is ready to come back to Earth for a bit. He’s now in talks to star in The Great Wall.

As announced last August, Love And Other Drugs director Ed Zwick has co-written the script with regular scribbling pal Marshall Herskovitz, and it’ll look at the mystery behind how China’s famous wall was built over years and under different rulers.

The original idea for the film was hatched by Legendary Pictures founder Thomas Tull and World War Z novelist Max Brooks, with Tull handing it over to the China-based Legendary East to shove into production.

As for Cavill's role in the film, for now that’s anyone’s guess since no plot details have been released. But there’s plenty of history surrounding the structure, which was begun to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire in the 5th century BC. It’s been changed, demolished and rebuilt several times since then, and we doubt every century will get a look in as that story would likely last about a week.

Cavill will next be seen in action thriller The Cold Light Of Day, which gets here on April 6. And then 2013 will bring Man Of Steel, which sees him go up against Michael Shannon’s General Zod… 


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