Henry Cavill is not new to fantasy narratives and grand stories. He has played Superman in the DC universe which has garnered a loyal fan following. He also played Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher series where his performance received much love from fans of the books and the games. However, he was replaced by Liam Hemsworth in the upcoming fourth season of the show.
Cavill has now left both Superman and Geralt behind to begin a new journey full of exciting opportunities. One of them is the highly anticipated Highlander reboot film, which will be directed by Chad Stahelski. Fans are expecting great things from the film and for Cavill to be a badass leading man once again.
5 Things Fans Are Looking Forward to Henry Cavill’s Highlander Reboot
Henry Cavill is gearing up to play Connor MacLeod in the upcoming reboot of the 1986 action classic Highlander, which will be directed by Chad Stahelski. The highly anticipated project will see Cavil back in the world of fantasy narratives again after playing Superman and The Witcher. Here are 5 things that fans are looking forward to in this collaboration.
1. Chad Stahelski As The Director is The Biggest Asset of the Film
Chad Stahelski has had a 100% track record in terms of his successful directing ventures. All four of his John Wick films have become huge pop culture phenomena and the love for the franchise increased as the series went on. Stahelski knows how to craft an action film with a unique sensibility and he is the right man to helm this upcoming reboot.
2. Henry Cavill’s Much-Awaited Return to The Fantasy-Action Genre
Henry Cavill has been in some successful fantasy films including Stardust, and Immortals. He has played the iconic character of Superman in the DC films. But he was not given the proper due treatment as the character, which similarly happened when he played The Witcher. The upcoming Highlander reboot promises a new and sharper Cavill like never before.
3. The Highlander Reboot Will be A Big-Budget Action Spectacle
The 1986 Highlander film was made on a budget of $19 million, but it was quite inventive with its action sequences and world-building. Now, the upcoming reboot will have a budget of more than $100 million which will be a big boost to the quality of the film. The film can now have an even grander scaled production, lavish action sequences, high-quality costumes and sets.
4. The Reboot Will Pull Elements From Movies and TV Shows The Came Before
The Highlander franchise has been expanded into multiple movies, TV shows, games, etc. Stahelski in an appearance on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast revealed that the reboot will pull elements from all the TV shows and movies that came before. Hence, the reboot will honor all the exciting parts of the franchise and implement it uniquely.
5. The Reboot Promises to be The Start of a Great Franchise
The Highlander reboot seems like the start of something big as revealed by Chad Stahelski. On the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, he said that he has big plans for the future of the material and plans to develop the property as a potential franchise. This is really exciting as fans will get to see Cavill in a great leading role in multiple films.