Henry Cavill Investigating 'The Great Wall' Directed by Edward Zwick

February 9, 2012
Source: Variety

Henry Cavill

What's up next for Superman after he saves the world? Variety is reporting that British actor Henry Cavill, who is finishing up work on Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, is looking to schedule his next role after Supes and it might be a project called The Great Wall being developed by Legendary East in China. The Great Wall, which is indeed a film about China's Great Wall, is being directed by Edward Zwick (Love and Other Drugs, Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai, Legends of the Fall) from a script he wrote with Marshall Herskovitz. Sounds like an interesting prospect for Cavill, and similar to Christian Bale starring in The Flowers of War.

Legendary East, the Chinese production arm of Thomas Tull's Legendary Pictures partnered with the Huayi Brothers, is producing the film with Zwick, Herskovitz, Tull and Legendary's Jon Jashni along with Atlas Entertainment's Alex Gartner and Chuck Roven. They're goal is to produce "one or two event films a year," so this will be a big production, which is obvious with Zwick at the helm and Cavill in the lead. Variety says the story looks at the mystery behind how China's Great Wall was constructed from a story conceived by Legendary Pictures chairman Thomas Tull and Max Brooks. But no word on how exactly Cavill fits into that story. I'm curious, but not sold, I need to hear more about this and why it's such an event movie to begin with, including how it'll be presented, in a foreign language or English. We'll keep you updated on anything.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


Interesting. I am not sure why there will be a white boy in ancient China. But interesting.

DAVIDPD on Feb 9, 2012


How did a white man got involved in building the great wall, and when do we get to see the trailer for Man of steel.

Truong18 on Feb 9, 2012


film dont come out for 16 months i say a trailer with TDKR at the earliest 

Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012


got a man-crush on Cavill he he

Loser on Feb 9, 2012


Cavill...the greatest asian actor in history

Danimal on Feb 10, 2012


Everyone knows a European designed and built the Great Wall of China and ruled over the Chinese during that time period too. Nobody knew he was of European Ddescent and didn't think it was odd he spoke English instead of Mandarin. FUCK HOLLYWOOD

Roderick on Feb 10, 2012


Love Henry Cavill! He's done some choice films so far (he was awesome as Theseus!). It looks like it's going to be great 🙂

Jessy Shaw on Feb 15, 2012


I'll be very curious to see how they shoehorn in a white guy (much less an Anglo-Saxon white guy) into the court of Emperor Qin. F*ck Hollywood. 

zdrav on Feb 18, 2012


Let's see if Henry Cavill can pull it off. It seems a lot of his stuff has had negative reviews, such as this -

websitesorcery on Apr 29, 2012

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