‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Casting Update: Have Charlize Theron And Henry Cavill Officially Signed On To The ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Sequel?

With production set to begin at any time for Fifty Shades Darker, there are plenty of spoilers beginning to surface on who will be playing some of the new characters in the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel. With that in mind, are both Charlize Theron and Henry Cavill set to make an appearance in the new film?

According to Movie News Guide, filmmakers are thinking about hiring Theron for the role of Elena Lincoln, also known as Mrs. Robinson, for the sequel. Mrs. Robinson is Christian Grey’s (Jamie Dornan) former dominant partner who introduced him to the world of BDSM.

At the same time, Cavill is being considered to take on the role of Jack Hyde. Hyde is Anastasia’s (Dakota Johnson) new boss, who takes a liking to her and tries to have sex with her. Cavill is best known for his roles as Superman in Man of Steel and the upcoming film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Although it hasn’t been officially announced who will be playing the roles of Hyde and Lincoln, both Dornan and Johnson will be reprising their lead roles in the new movie. With production for the sequel about to start up, Johnson recently sat down with El Pais and talked about how excited she is to get back to filming.

“I’m not sure I’m allowed to say, but it’s happening and I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the cast again and the crew… We had such a wonderful family and I mean, obviously it was a bonding experience to shoot this movie.”

Despite still not having a director for the next two movies, the production for Fifty Shades Darker is expected to begin soon. With the first film grossing over $560 million worldwide, the second movie has also seen a boost in salary for both Dornan and Johnson, who will see their roles expand as the movie picks up after the events in Fifty Shades of Grey.

In addition to the return of Dornan and Johnson, Fifty Shades Darker will also star Rita Ora as Grey’s sister, and Eloise Mumford as Anastasia’s good friend, Kate. Further, according to News Every Day, Cara Delevingne is set to play the role of Leila Williams. Williams is a former submissive partner of Grey.

Fifty Shades Darker is set to premiere on February 10, 2017, followed by a February 9, 2018, release for the third film in the franchise, Fifty Shades Freed.

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