Henry Cavill might be trading in his Superman suit for a blindfold and handcuffs. The “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” star is rumored to be joining “Fifty Shades Darker.” When asked about the rumors, Cavill refused to give a straight answer.
“Basically, what I can say is that I can’t say anything about it right now,” he teased to E! Online while promoting his new film, “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”
However, reporters continued to ask him about the “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel. Still, Cavill maintained his mysterious answers. “How can I make this interesting?” he said to Entertainment Tonight. “I think it's probably best that I say nothing for now. … At this time, I'm not allowed to say anything.”
As previously reported, the 32-year-old actor is rumored to be in the running for the role of Jack Hyde, Anastasia’s (Dakota Johnson) boss. Hyde causes a bit of tension between Anastasia and Christian (Jamie Dornan) in “Fifty Shades Darker” when Hyde develops feelings for his employee. Obviously, Christian isn’t going to happy about another man falling for Ana, and he’ll do everything in his power to make sure nothing happens between them.
No official announcements have been made about the casting for “Fifty Shades Darker,” which means plenty of rumors are swirling. Aside from Cavill’s potential part, Charlize Theron is rumored to be playing Elena (a.k.a. Mrs. Robinson) and Cara Delevingne is reportedly up for the role of Leila.
The film doesn’t even have a director yet, so it’s likely that these announcements won’t be made until there is someone in the director’s chair. So far, Universal Pictures has only confirmed that Dornan and Johnson will return and announced a new writer. “Fifty Shades” author E.L. James’ husband, Niall Leonard, will adapt the bestselling novel into a screenplay.
“Fifty Shades Darker” hits theaters on Feb. 10, 2017. Do you think Cavill has landed the part? Sound off in the comments section below!