British actor Henry Cavill remains a longtime fan-favorite to snag the coveted role of Christian Grey in the highly-anticipated film adaptation of E.L. James' hit erotica novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." Now that the 29-year-old "Superman: Man of Steel" heartthrob was recently named Fandango's "Breakout Star" of 2013, the "Fifty Shades" buzz has only gained momentum. Will the popular movie ticketing corporation's prestigious recognition help Cavill reign over other top fan picks including Ian Somerhalder and Matt Bomer? Meanwhile, Cavill also won the title of having the "best and sexiest Christian Grey body" in a recent "Fifty Shades" Twitter casting poll. So it looks like Cavill definitely remains in the Christian Grey running (at least in fans' minds)!
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The fans have spoken, and Fandango's Chief Correspondent Dave Karger agrees that Cavill, star of the much-hyped about 2013 Superman installment "Man of Steel," will be recognized as the "Biggest Male Breakout Movie Star" of 2013. But even before earning that title, several "Fifty Shades" enthusiasts believed that Cavill would make the perfect Christian Grey fit - check out some of these comments gathered in numerous Mstarz casting polls:
Becca: "Henry Cavill is the one. He's young, tall, masculine, broad-shouldered, has stunning gray eyes, strong face/jaw, is a great actor, charismatic, intimidating, and panty-droppingly beautiful!!!"
Leah: "Matt [Bomer] is too old! My pick is Henry Cavill...he's so sexy and seductive!"
Anne: "Henry Henry Henry!!!!"
And now that the "Tudors" star is "officially" recognized for his stellar acting work, more fans are pining for the handsome, chiseled Brit to snag the kinky role:
@DLEONORPARRA: "There shouldn't be a competition at all. Henry Cavill is beyond perfect for the roll!"
@Kaylarichoux: "second time I'm read the fifty shades trilogy and I'm picturing Henry cavill as Christian. Life is perfect."
@CRonaldoUSA: "Henry Cavill...just shows why British men are so sexy.If he plays Christian Gray in 50 shades of gray, Dead."
@TamK24: "sick of reading polls that Matt or Ian are who people want to play Christian Grey...sorry this girl wants HENRY CAVILL!!!!"
Not to mention...
@50ShadesCasting: "And with that, Henry Cavill was chosen to have the best and sexiest Christian Grey body. The best thing? He's also a GREAT actor!"
Wonder if James and producers will take notice of all the hype surrounding Cavill... at this point, many fans are getting frustrated and would just like to see a cast officialized to prove that there'll actually even be a movie!
FYI - several fans believe that if Cavill snags the part of Grey, "Games of Thrones" beauty Emilia Clarke would make his perfect Anastasia Steele 'sexy-time' sidekick. What do readers think of that duo starring together in the steamy "Fifty Shades of Grey" series?
As for Fandango's Top 5 "Breakout Actors" of 2013:
1. Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel")
2. Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire")
3. Armie Hammer ("The Lone Ranger")
4. Jai Courtney ("A Good Day to Die Hard")
5.Nicholas Hoult ("Jack the Giant Slayer;" "Warm Bodies")