Henry Cavill as Captain Britain? What Are the Chances?
Marvel Studios have made a revolution in modern filmmaking. Numerous heroes from our childhood were brought to life on movie screens and took us on a never forgetting journey. They were displayed by Hollywood big names, given an amazing story, and took the audience by storm. Made a hefty sum also, as many of the movies were box office hits. That type of hype and income made executives invest in the Marvel franchise even more, even though the Endgame was a natural end of the ride that was ongoing for eleven years. More heroes and actors are brought to Marvel Studios in an attempt to reach that success from 2019, and the latest rumors are about Henry Cavill.
Marvel Studios Want to Sign Henry Cavill
The president of Marvel and the person responsible for the reincarnation of the beloved heroes, Kevin Feige, is known as a man who takes his chances. If you want to try your luck, we recommend Strafe. There was a time when someone could say that the stars such as Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson, and others wouldn’t be involved in making movies about superheroes. But Feige went against the odds and signed whomever he wanted to bring life to epic characters. And now there are more than rumors about that he wants Henry Cavill, as the two already met to discuss that possibility.
Henry Cavill’s Career Is Ideal for Another Superhero Role
The actor is not a stranger to this kind of role. Even more, there is no better name when you think about a new hero. He had already taken the mantle of the Man of Steel, portraying Superman and also a Geralt of Rivia, the famous Witcher. Cavil represented Superman on 4 occasions, starring in the Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and the latest appearance in Black Adam. But as the DC is taken over by James Gunn, it is stated that Cavill is done with that role. The Witcher is also a hero role, as Henry is bringing to life a monster hunter with supernatural abilities. That story was written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski and developed by Netflix. Cavill is also done with this hero as the third season will be his final one.
Who Is Captain Britain?
Not a lot of people, even Marvel fans, are introduced to Captain Britain. But don’t worry, you have us to explain the character to you! The character was created in 1976 by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe. The man named Brian Braddock is the one who represents Captain Britain. He is an upper-class child, with an older brother and a twin sister. When their parents die, he fills his time studying physics which takes him to Darkmoor nuclear research center. After a terrorist attack, he escapes on his motorcycle and suffers a crash. At that time, the wizard Merlyn appears and offers him a chance to take an amulet or a sword. Upon Brian’s decision, he becomes a hero and protector of Britain. The story unfolds and shows the fans that there is a bigger picture behind this character.
While the Marvel Universe expands and introduces new characters replacing Iron Man and Captain America, heroes emerge. One of them can be Captain Britan and it seems that the actor Henry Cavill will portray him. With the appearance of the Black Knight in Eternals, played by Kit Harington, those rumors intensified as the two of them are connected in Marvel Universe. There are also claims that Marvel is uninterested in developing this character, which may be true, but their interest in Henry Cavill is genuine. As a man who already had hero experience in movies, and with the actor’s popularity, he could easily be the new main character of the franchise. We will have to wait and see what Kevin Feige has in plans for us, but we are certainly excited about the future of the Marvel franchise!