2 Upcoming Henry Cavill Franchises After Leaving The Witcher & Superman


  • Henry Cavill has upcoming film roles that could replace both The Witcher and Superman.

  • Cavill is ready to star in a potential
    reboot, giving the franchise enormous potential.

  • Cavill will also star in a
    warhammer 40k
    TV show and has possible MCU roles ahead.


Henry Cavill has parted ways with two big franchises, but the Superman actor still has several potential future projects that could become big franchises of their own. Cavill is best known for playing Superman in the DCU, starting with his own. Iron Man. After that, the actor starred in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Although Cavill had a cameo as Superman in black adamOnce James Gunn took over DC and founded DC Studios, it became clear that Cavill would not return as Superman, and David Corenswet will replace Cavill by 2025. Superman: legacy.

Unfortunately, what happened with Netflix The Wizard The series was a similar story. Cavill separated from The Wizard partly due to creative differences, and the departure was even harder for fans to digest. Cavill was a self-proclaimed fan of the source material, apparently knowing the material better than anyone in the writers’ room, and the quality of the series dropped (The Wizard season 3 has a 19% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes). Given the Wizard Negative reception, it seems that Netflix will suffer more than Cavill, since the actor still has several projects in the works that could become major franchises.

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Original film release date: 1986


The original from 1986. Highlander is a science fiction fantasy about a Celtic warrior, who was part of an ancient immortal race that has fought each other for centuries. That battle only ends when one of them is left alive, and the film is most famous for the quote: “There can be only one.” The original film subtly began a long-running franchise. While they were direct-to-video releases, Highlander It had three sequels and an animated film. If the reboot was made with a big budget and Cavill as the main Celtic warrior in Highlandercould become a huge hit and have huge franchise potential.

cavil’s Highlander The reboot’s development timeline dates back 10 years, however, there has been more movement with the reboot recently. Chad Stahelski, who directed all four John Wick films, he is attached to direct the film. Since the filmmaker got better at world-building with each consecutive film John Wick release, there is no better director to direct Cavill’s film Highlander restart. Not only that, Stahelski is also able to apply his unique fight choreography to the epic fantasy film. Cavill has been attached to the project since 2021, but there is no release date yet. However, since John Wick: Chapter 4 is in the rearview mirror, there’s some room in Stahelski’s schedule.

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Highlander (Reboot) Action Adventure Fantasy

Highlander is a reboot of the 1986 film starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. The reboot is directed by Chad Stahelski and stars Henry Cavill as Connor MacLeod.

Director Chad Stahelski Cast Henry Cavill Highlander Franchise(s)

3Warhammer 40,000

A long-running miniatures game


warhammer 40,000 is a miniature war game developed by Games Workshop, where players enact battles with miniature models of warriors and vehicles on a tabletop battlefield. Warhammer 40,000 The world is set in a distant future where human civilization has become stagnant and tormented by aliens and supernatural creatures. There is a lot of history in the series, as the game’s fictional setting has been expanded upon through countless official novels. Given how expansive the board game is, it has the potential to become one of the biggest movie franchises. The universe could even connect to a warhammer fantasy series, which is an earlier game also developed by Games Workshop.

Cavill fully invests his time in the source material of whatever project he’s working on, so Vertigo Entertainment made a clever decision by making Cavill a producer.

A starring Cavill warhammer 40,000 The television show is in development with Amazon Studios. In addition to starring in the first film in the upcoming franchise, Cavil will also serve as executive producer and work on building a warhammer 40,000 universe, as Vertigo and Cavill acquired the rights before bringing it to Amazon (via THR). Cavill fully invests his time in the source material of any project he is working on, so Vertigo Entertainment made a clever decision by making Cavill a producer. After the creative conflicts that Cavill had with Netflix The Wizard, Having creative contributions to the series is undoubtedly a relief for the actor.

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Based on the extended universe of the popular board/miniature game series, Warhammer 40K is a sci-fi war/action series in development for Prime Video. Directed by and starring Henry Cavill in collaboration with Games Workshop, Warhammer looks to bring the gritty futuristic war series to the small screen sometime in 2025.

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2 And what about the MCU?

Rumors Suggest Cavill Could Be Heading to the Other Side of the Superhero Divide

Henry Cavill as Captain Britain in MCU fan art

Long-standing rumors suggest that now that Henry Cavill has left DC behind (barring some unforeseen miracle), he could be heading to the MCU. Nothing has been proven yet, but Cavill’s name was suggested by fans when the question of recasting Wolverine for the MCU came up, and he has long been linked to Captain Britain. Of course, there are other possibilities, and Cavill would be an impressive acquisition for Marvel Studios, regardless of who he plays.

With Marvel projects as big as the X-Men reboot on the way and several major comic book characters yet to be cast, Cavill could choose from some highly chosen roles. Whether he wants to return to the world of superhero movie-making remains to be seen, but it’s an intriguing possibility nonetheless.

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10 Powerful Related Roles for Henry Cavill in the MCU (That Aren’t Doctor Doom)

After playing Superman in the DCEU, Henry Cavill is rumored to be joining the MCU, and there are several powerful characters he could become.

1 Other upcoming roles for Henry Cavill

The former star of The Witcher and DCEU remains in high demand


While the warhammer 40000 series and Highlander The reboot remains Henry Cavill’s most talked about next role, but they aren’t the only projects on the British actors’ list. Henry Cavill is one of the most bankable stars of the 2020s and it’s no surprise that he has several projects in the works. While at one point he was touted as a possible replacement for James Bond following Daniel Craig’s departure from the 007 franchise, the role now appears to be headed to Aaron Taylor Johnson. However, Cavill still has several intriguing projects.

His next confirmed film role is in 2025. In the grey, the upcoming action thriller directed by Guy Ritchie. The plot of this upcoming Henry Cavill film is currently unknown, but it has been confirmed that he will star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Eiza Gonzalzes, Carlos Bardem and Rosamund Pike. With this lineup and Ritchie at the helm, it seems certain that in the gray It will be another success in Henry Cavill’s filmography.

Furthermore, there has been talk of a possible Enola Holmes 3. Henry Cavill plays the famous 19th century detective Sherlock Holmes in the Enola Holmes movies, and although the sequel to Enola Holmes 2 Still to be confirmed, it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine that Netflix would turn the franchise into a trilogy. Finally, the long-gestating game squadron 42, a branch for a player Star Citizen, has Cavill on board for an undisclosed voice role. All in all, there are many probable successes at stake for Henry Cavill following his departure from The Wizard, and it looks like his career will continue its incredibly upward trajectory.

Sources: Rotten Tomatoes, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, The Numbers

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