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Henry Cavill Almost Snatched Christian Bale’s $2.44B Franchise Role as DC’s New Superhero

Henry Cavill Almost Snatched Christian Bale's $2.44B Franchise Role as DC's New Superhero

Henry Cavill is best known for his role as Superman in the DCEU. Now, how would it feel if the sentence read: Henry Cavill is best known for his role as Batman? Perhaps it may be too bizarre at first, but, it was not impossible. Cavill’s reign as Superman may have ended, however, that has not stopped him from achieving his dreams beyond the hero.

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Henry Cavill as Superman

Apparently, his iconic role could have been an entirely different Justice League member. From the Man of Steel to the Caped Crusader, the story of Cavill’s rise to fame would have been different and it could have been even before 2013’s Man of Steel. Only if Christian Bale would have not taken away the opportunity, perhaps Cavill would have not been Clark Kent, but Bruce Wayne instead.

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Henry Cavill Was In Line To Become Batman

Before Batman Begins cast Christian Bale as the titular character, there were other actors who were in line to play the vigilante as well. These names included Henry Cavill and Jake Gyllenhaal. Cavill was ready to take up the role and it would have been a massive boost to his career as well. Christopher Nolan’s movie got a lot of praise and the trilogy that it turned into became iconic on its own.

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Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne

Though he could not secure the role then, Cavill managed to leave an impression on Warner Bros. Discovery, because when it came to the casting choice for Man of Steel, it became an easy choice for Zack Snyder to pick the actor over everyone else who was to, or had already auditions for the role. It was this triumph, that led him to make a mark in a world that is now dominated by the superhero genre. Although Bale’s Batman was one for the win, it gave Cavill an opportunity to truly see where his potential was best suited. Finding Superman may have been the most ideal situation for him.

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Could Henry Cavill’s Career Look Different If He Became Batman?

Henry Cavill’s way of making basically every role of his into an iconic one is unique on its own. Whether it is Superman, Geralt of Rivia, or even Sherlock Holmes; Cavill’s talent shines powerfully with the characters he plays. With his enthusiasm and dedication to his craft, the actor has always managed to bring out an extra edge to the roles. So when his version of Superman became so famous, the love and affection he still gets for the role would undoubtedly be impactful.

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Henry Cavill as Superman

If he was to take up the role of Christopher Nolan’s Batman, things could have been different. He would have never been a part of the Justice League and only done the trilogy. He might never have been inspired by Ben Affleck or gone through the spiral the WBD put him through. Furthermore, he would have risen to fame much earlier and perhaps his journey in the world as a superhero would have been not for a figure that stood for hope but for one that protected the streets of Gotham.

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Source: Cinema Blend

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for FandomWire for more than seven months. She is currently doing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has done over 500 articles on various topics all expressing her passion and love for anything pop culture.