One-time 007 contender Cavill cast as Superman, Deadline says

Henry Cavill, one of the contenders for the role of James Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale, has been cast as Superman, in a new Warner Bros. movie to be produced by Christopher Nolan, the Deadline entertainment news Web site is reporting.

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In fact, Cavill also auditioned for the Batman role but lost out to (Christian) Bale in 2005. He also was a contender for James Bond but was deemed too young and lost out to Daniel Craig. Clearly, Cavill is a franchise waiting to happen.

Cavill, born in May 1983, was 22 when Casino Royale started production and 23 when it premiered in 2006. Eon Productions bossfolks Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, went with Craig, who’s 15 years older than Cavill, in the series reboot, which depicted Bond at the start of his 007 career.

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