Buzz over the movie adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" continues to heat up the web at an astounding rate. While many notable actors have been discussed in fan polls as favorites to play the role of the 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey, one of the names that seems to come up fairly often is "Man of Steel's" Henry Cavill.
To add to the 29-year old's demand, he was recently coined as the "Breakout Star of 2013" by Fandango. In the contest, Cavill beat out British movie stars Nicholas Hoult and Sam Clafin of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," among other male celebrities.
Many women would love to see Cavill don the Grey role due to his dashing looks and chiseled physique.
"If the Man of Steel is the breakout star of 2013, then he totally should be #Christian Grey!" a fan of the franchise tweeted.
According to Details, the 29-year-old previously spoke about the possibility of playing the hunky CEO.
"Whether that happens, that decision will be made at the time it has to be made. It would be a very different kind of thing than 'Man of Steel,'" Cavill said.
Although the actor's response wasn't very direct, his acknowledgement of the part could be an indication that he's likely in talks to play Grey. Other potential suitors for the main role include "Gangster Squad's" Ryan Gosling, "Vampire Diaries'" Ian Somerhalder and "White Collar's" Matt Bomer, amongst many other well-known actors.
"Twilight" author Stephanie Meyers actually envisioned the English actor to be the perfect Edward Cullen. However, the part ultimately ended up going to Robert Pattinson due to Cavill's age.
Up until this point, James and the producers attached to the film have remained discreet on their casting approach. Early in 2012, Focus Features and Universal Pictures purchased the rights to the "Fifty Shades." The racy novel has now sold well over 20 million copies and the film should do just as well.