Henry Cavill Pulls Out Of ‘Stratton’ Adaption — Say It Ain’t So!

A conflict in vision has apparently resulted in Henry Cavill pulling out of the Stratton adaptation, according to a tweet from GFM Films, the production company which was bringing Duncan Falconer’s story to life starring Superman.

Screen Daily news editor, Micheal Rosser tweeted the shocking news earlier Thursday morning, which was quickly confirmed by GFM Films — which was providing finance and worldwide sales and was selling the film at Marché du Film in Cannes last week — alongside Cavill’s own production company Promethean Productions.

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Henry Cavill in Stratton

The news that Henry Cavill is pulling out of the role he was seen training for and sounded so excited to undertake, comes less than a week before the production was set to start filming on June 2. According to the report GFM co-founder, Guy Collins, was now informing distributors informing them of Cavill’s departure.

“…during several meetings this week in London with both sets of producers including Henry Cavill, he told us he has decided not to shoot this script at this time. He had a different vision of what the film should be to us and the production team and wanted to delay production until September and shoot a different story and script.”

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Henry Cavill training for Stratton (Image via The Flair Bears/Facebook)

So it seems Henry wasn’t thrilled with the direction producers wanted to take the adaptation, which we know is near and dear to his heart. Cavill’s brother Nik is a Royal Marine and he has been very involved with the Royal Marine Trust Fund, which helps returning war veterans and their families.

Collins added that the producers are shocked as this was totally unexpected, so close to the start of filming.

“We want to keep the production team together and Simon West as director so we have no option other than to exercise our rights under our funding agreements and replace Henry – which is not an easy task.”

The news also comes on the day were Henry Cavill has been supposedly cast as Jack Hyde, in the sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed (listed on IMDB, but not confirmed yet).

There has been no comment from Henry Cavill’s agency or Duncan Falconer, who has kept fans updated on his Facebook page and shared some pics of Henry training for Stratton just last week. To say that millions of fans are sorely disappointed would be a major understatement, but we await to hear from Henry as to what transpired and confirmation about the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels.

[Image via Duncan Falconer/Facebook]

Henry Cavill Movies: New Images Of Actor Training For ‘Stratton’ Revealed

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Henry Cavill’s movies will be coming fast and furious within the next few years. A couple of images of the British actor in military garb, getting ready to start filming Stratton have been revealed.

Cavill has been training hard — what’s new? — for his new role as a Special Boat Service commando in the British military forces. The film is based on Duncan Falconer’s novels, which are a telling of his experiences during his time of service in the Royal Marines. His brother Nik, is a Royal Marine.

Despite being in incredibly good shape thanks to playing the Man of Steel, Henry has had to continue his brutal training and learn additional skills such as shooting a rifle and jumping from a plane. Henry Cavill always seems to do these tasks with good humor and understanding that it comes with the roles he undertakes.

Stratton also marks his debut as a producer. Henry and brother, Charlie Cavill formed Promethean Productions and this will be their first project. Cavill is also personally involved with the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, which supports military veterans.

Falconer himself has praised Henry Cavill and his work ethics, after meeting the star and taking him shooting. On May 5, the author posted this on his Facebook page.

“Stratton update: I took Henry pistol shooting last week. We went to a secret location in England where the SAS and SBS occasionally drop by to brush up on their speed skills. Henry’s an excellent shot for such a short period of training. His instructor is one of the best in the business. We put down a lot of rounds and used the famous Red Dot sight used by UK and US SF and, incidentally, patented by Henry’s instructor. So when you see the movie, pay particular attention to the way he holds the pistol and fires and you might notice the subtle but critical difference between a professional and someone pretending to be!”

Check out the new images of Henry Cavill training for his new movie via Henry Cavill News.

Henry Cavill as Stratton

Image via GFM Films

Henry Cavill training

Image via Michael Blevins

For more information on the latest Henry Cavill movies, stay tuned to this space.

[Image via GFM Films]