Less than a week ago, the famous MCU star, Chris Evans was crowned as PEOPLE’s 2022 ‘Sexiest Man Alive,’ and Captain America fans were soaring on the ninth cloud. However, not everyone was happy with The Gray Man actor bagging this popular title, and Henry Cavill fans seem to be particularly upset over the Man of Steel star not being recognized for the title instead.
While 2021 saw Paul Rudd as PEOPLE’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive,’ this year saw yet another Marvel star bring it home. And most of the people seem to be content enough with this decision, especially the ladies, who were more than delighted to see the Knives Out Star earn this position. But when it comes to the “sexiest” man, it looks like people believe there are better contenders than Chris Evans, and Henry Cavill is found to be at the top of the list.
Chris Evans is PEOPLE’S ‘Sexiest Man Alive’
Chris Evans‘ chiseled jawline and his ocean blue eyes definitely make it look like he’s in his late ’20s or early ’30s at best. But don’t let his dashing good looks deceive you because the man is actually 41 years old. Yes, PEOPLE’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ is currently exploring his ’40s with a highly successful career as he simultaneously tries to spend more time with his family. Nothing says sexy louder than work-life balance.
Talking to the magazine, Evans admitted that after 22 long and fruitful years of acting, he feels like hitting pause sometime soon. Maybe he’d settle down, and with the current rumors about him being “in love” and in a serious relationship with the Portuguese star Alba Baptista, it makes a lot of sense as to why he’d want to become a full-time family man instead.
But while the heartthrob is thinking about settling down and taking a permanent break from work in the foreseeable future, the actor that fans believe should have really gotten the title of the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’, Henry Cavill, is diving headfirst into his ever-blooming career with various projects in line. Besides their appearance, that is also a factor that his fans are weighing in, about how the latter has starred in way more films than Evans this year and still didn’t get the acknowledgment he deserves.
Superman fans really seem to be on the edge with chagrin this time.
Henry Cavill fans believe he is “far sexier” than Chris Evans
Cavill’s fandom has increased drastically over the years as the Dawn of Justice star started to gain recognition beyond just his work as the DCU’s Superman, with films like Enola Holmes and shows like The Witcher. And the same fandom has been jumping to his defense with Evans being declared as PEOPLE’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive,’ as fans claim that Cavill is way more appealing and “sexy” than the Playing it Cool star.
When a Twitter user named JonsLongs shared his thoughts about the whole shindig, saying, “What about Henry Cavill?”, others too, started to join him in assent as they argued against Evans and vouched for The Tudors star instead.
Take a look at the various tweets floating around on the topic:
Henry is far sexier than Chris and it ain't even a debate.
— 𝓚𝓪𝓵𝓮𝓲𝓭𝓸𝓼𝓬𝓸𝓹𝓮 𝓔𝔂𝓮𝓭 𝓖𝓲𝓻𝓵 (@thejunebugfreak) November 12, 2022
Henry Cavil is to CHAD for the virgin EnterLament Weekly.
— Gulag Demolition Troop #696 (@NachT666) November 12, 2022
A couple of people also took a direct hit at Evans as they made their case in Cavill’s favor, and are bashing him for building his entire career solely on the basis of his Marvel superhero, Captain America, claiming that he doesn’t have any successful films or shows besides that.
It's hilarious they still have to bank on him playing Captain America because it's the first and last time Chris Evans had a role that was actually great and steadily relevant. Just a few more years until the money/attention runs out and he'll be back and we'll all know why.
— Garrettlcustoms (@GManDaComicFan1) November 12, 2022
Henry is perfection pic.twitter.com/9q1oidvduC
— Cluelessworld🇿🇦🏳️🌈 (@lovebug12037609) November 12, 2022
Henry Cavill…mmm… pic.twitter.com/2Hjxc5KDfF
— Melissa Wray (@lissadoll4eva) November 12, 2022
While the debate goes on, the title has already been given to Evans and it’s not like they’re going to snatch it from him and lend it to the Justice League actor instead. But we can definitely hope that Cavill gets what he rightfully deserves in the future because as good-looking as Chris Evans might be, DC’s Superman is most certainly no less.