If Henry Cavill is luring his Mission: Impossible -- Fallout co-star, Tom Cruise, over to the DC Extended Universe, well, he's certainly doing a good job of keeping it secret.
When asked by MTV, if he has tried coaxing Cruise over to the superhero realm, Cavill replied, "I think there would be something very interesting in that, absolutely.” However, that was all Warner Bros.' current Superman offered on the topic.
Henry Cavill weighs in on if Tom Cruise should join the superhero universe. pic.twitter.com/gk6CqVBbU6— MTV (@MTV) May 13, 2018
In the past, Cruise was tapped to play iconic superhero billionaire and inventor Tony Stark before the role ended up going to Robert Downey Jr. The actor himself shot down those rumors in the past, but for some reason comic book movie enthusiasts love pegging him as a candidate for certain roles; the latest rumor seeing him fan-cast as Hal Jordan (aka the Green Lantern).
While there's been no movement on the superhero front, Cruise himself, while admitting he held no such talks with Cavill, did indicate to MTV that he wouldn't rule out a go at the genre.
“You know, there’s always another mountain in anything, in anything,” Cruise said. “I’ll never say 'no' if I find something that’s interesting and I think an audience would like to see it and they’ll be entertained by it, and I feel like I could contribute something to it.”
Cavill and Cruise can next be seen in Mission: Impossible -- Fallout, which is directed by Christopher McQuarrie and opens in theaters on July 27.