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Henry Cavill Abandons Superman Role To Join Marvel?

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BY February 17, 2024

Henry Cavill is said to have accepted a role as a Marvel character he has been keen on portraying since 2021.

In 2013, British actor Henry Cavill rose to prominence by taking on the role of Superman in Man of Steel. He reprised the character in 2016 for Batman v Superman and a year later in Justice League, a film that faced many challenges.

In 2022, Cavill made a brief cameo as Superman in the post-credits scene of Black Adam, intending to mark his return as the Man of Steel. However, in November 2022, Cavill announced his departure from the role of the Last Son of Krypton.

Although Cavill has taken on other projects like Argylle and Enola Holmes, the British actor is reportedly set to re-enter the realm of comic book-inspired franchises, potentially aligning with Marvel Comics, a notable shift from his previous role in the DC universe.

Which Marvel Character Could Henry Cavill Portray?

On X, formerly known as Twitter, the account MytimetoshineH has revealed interesting information. Now, Henry Cavill has reportedly closed a deal with Marvel Studios to join their staff. This insider has a history of sharing information about Hollywood productions before official announcements.

Certain reports suggested that Cavill might portray Victor Von Doom, one of the antagonists in The Fantastic Four. However, the same insider clarified that Cavill could play another character of English origin, namely Captain Britain.

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Captain Britain made his debut in 1976, brought to life by the creative minds of Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe. His inaugural escapade unfolded within the pages of Captain Britain Weekly #1, a publication by Marvel Comics. Brian Braddock acquired mystical abilities following a motorcycle accident, bestowed upon him by Merlyn and his daughter Roma.

In a 2021 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Henry Cavill expressed his interest in portraying Marvel character Captain Britain.

“I’m never going to say a Marvel character that’s already being played by someone else because they’re all doing an amazing job…. I’ve seen several rumors about Captain Britain and that would be really fun to do a cool, modernized version, like the way they modernized Captain America. There’s something fun about that.”

On the other hand, the Fantastic Four cast announcement has sparked much anticipation among fans. Many of us are anxious to see how these actors bring iconic Marvel characters to life. We will have Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic). Also, Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm (Invisible Woman), Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (The Thing) and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (Human Torch). With this cast, the anticipation for the film’s July 25, 2025 release is palpable.

We Marvel enthusiasts are especially intrigued by the possible 1960s setting. In addition, a recent cast image reveals subtle details such as a December 1963 Life magazine cover. The MCU continues to expand, both with familiar characters and new additions. This is the case with Captain Britain, which Henry Cavill could play, so fans can expect a dynamic and captivating cinematic experience. Stay tuned for more updates and revelations from Marvel Studios.

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