Henry Cavill has become the man of every franchise, being rumored to be a part of the Loki series, return to Snyderverse, a cast member of House of the Dragon, as James Bond, and now Black Panther’s distant cousin, Zack Panther.
Since the passing of Chadwick Boseman, his successor for Black Panther has become a hot topic on the Internet. Some popular choices have been the return of Michael B. Jordan or Letitia Wright picking up the mantle.
How the fans were fooled
The infamous tweet was posted by an account called @DisbussingFilm, which styles itself as a parody of Discussingfilm and describes itself as “Your leading source for quick unreliable news about movies and unrealistic content.”
— DisbussingFilm (@DisbussingFilm) September 10, 2022
Despite the absurdity of the headline that Henry Cavill was joining the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, many seemed to bought the tweet. It is now sitting at 28k likes and 2,477 retweets, which means many do believe it to be true.
— Rad-Z (@elradone) September 10, 2022
This is just gonna be another 2 minute cameo that Marvel does to get fans to watch this movie. They did it with the Illuminati, Matt Damon, The Guardians of the Galaxy etc.
— Lux (@Cro__Lux) September 12, 2022
Lmfao, this is an absolute ass idea. But it would be great to see the uproar from the disney shills out there. Double standards getting fully exposed
— ProbablyCensored (@WarlsPeace) September 12, 2022
Who the heck is Zack Panther?! I googled it and nothing came up.
— Sqweezr10-27 (@Sqweezr1027) September 11, 2022
While the point of Henry Cavill joining so many franchises is absurd on its own, the fact that the movie is so close to release makes the news even more ridiculous. Many on Twitter have expressed disappointment with the casting, not knowing it to be false, while others are already defending the decision.
Henry Cavill and casting rumors
Many sources already suggest Henry Cavill is returning as Superman and joining Loki as Evil Superman Hyperion. This could get rather confusing on-screen for the audience as they would be seeing the actor play very similar characters in a different light.
On the other hand, his rumored casting in the House of the Dragon has also been met with mixed reception. While the actor’s appearance in The Witcher gives fans an idea as to how he would look like a Targaryen, many feel the actor’s large presence can ruin the show.