Henry Cavill working on new Superman film

Man of Steel star Henry Cavill is working on a new standalone Superman film, his manager has confirmed.

The 33-year-old British actor first starred as Clark Kent in the 2013 reboot Man Of Steel, then reprised the role in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Cavill is also due to play Kent in next year’s Justice League movie and an upcoming Batman v Superman follow-up.

“Henry has a big appetite,” his manager Dany Garcia told Newsweek. “We’ve been in a five-month period of time where he’s re-strategising, acquiring property [for his production company Promethean], he’s filming [Justice League] now, he’s in development for the Superman standalone… he’s beginning to expand that world.”

“It’s beautifully teed up. In a year from now, or two years from now, he’s going to be a force globally,” she added.

He may be approaching A-list status, but Cavill recently admitted he had plans to join the British Armed Forces if his film career hadn’t taken off.

“Thankfully at this stage I’ve got my foot in the door enough that if someone tried to slam it shut, I could probably squeeze a little bit and keep the door open,” Henry told Men’s Fitness magazine. “As far as a full back-up plan, it was the British Armed Forces. But being 33 years old I think I’m too old to join now.

Cavill had made no secret of his desire to play James Bond in the future, and has been tipped among the favourites to take over the iconic role when Daniel Craig eventually quits as 007.

“I would love to do a different version (of James Bond) and just have enormous amounts of fun with it,” he said. “The great thing about Bond is that every actor can play him differently.”

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