Henry Cavill’s star is set to soar later this year when he stars as Superman in Man Of Steel. He’s already setting up his follow-up projects, with Variety reporting that he’s in talks to star in The Great Wall for director Edward Zwick.
News of the project first emerged last August, as it’s is the first project to be developed under Legendary Pictures’ new Legendary East banner, which hopes to make movies with global appeal but of special interest to Asian audiences. The story centres on how The Great Wall of China was first built and the mysterious circumstances which lead China to construct it. No character details were given for Henry Cavill’s role – and it’ll be interesting to see who he does play, as there weren’t that many white people in China thousands of years ago when the the First Emperor started construction on the wall.
Edward Zwick is directing The Great Wall from a script he is co-writing with Marshall Herskovitz. It isn’t known when production will begin on The Great Wall.