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Henry Cavill Faces Rare Backlash After Rumors of Joining House of the Dragon Season 2, Fans Say Big Actors Will Ruin the Show

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Premiering on 21st August, House of the Dragon has started strong with compelling characters and build-up to a violent civil war. While it’s already cast big-name actors like Matt Smith, the show seems to be expanding its roster with the rumored inclusion of Henry Cavill and Elizabeth Olsen.

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House of the Dragon was far better received by its fans compared to its competitor, The Rings of Power.

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The show is a spin-off to Game of Thrones, which received extremely negative reviews from its fans by the end of its run for bad writing and ruining many beloved characters. Many fans believe the studio has redeemed itself with this spin-off.

Superman and Scarlet Witch join House of the Dragon?

Henry Cavill has been rumored to play a character in every franchise at this point, including the MCU as Hyperion or Reed Richards, James Bond, and to return as Superman, and now House of the Dragon.

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.

Elizabeth Olsen has also joined the cast of House of Dragon according to rumors for season 2. Despite her fame as Scarlet Witch in the MCU, the actor has established herself as a versatile performer, starring in Martha Marcy May Marlene and Sorry for Your Loss.

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Henry Cavill already has a good resume when it comes to magic, as he plays Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher who was born to the sorceress Visenna. He also has white hair in The Witcher, making it easy for fans to visualize how he would look as a Targaryen.

Fans say no to the A-listers

Despite bringing in great acting talent and possibly enabling the show to reach a bigger audience, fans are not happy with the inclusion of Henry Cavill and Elizabeth Olsen in the cast for season 2 of House of the Dragon.

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The history of Targaryens going back to Aegon the Conqueror and Valyria has been discussed often throughout the show.

Many believe the show might become too big, too soon, leading to it falling on its weight. While others have suggested the actors might not have the range to portray the characters coming in season 2.

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A few have also suggested that the actors have too big of a screen presence to be joining an ensemble cast. On the other hand, the ones who are excited by the casting are theorizing that Henry Cavill might portray Aegon the Conqueror in the show.

House of the Dragon is now streaming on HBO Max.

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Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.