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Loki Season 2: Henry Cavill Rumoured To Be Playing Marvel’s Superman Knockoff – Hyperion

The latest rumor in town has it that Henry Cavill is set to make his MCU debut with Loki Season 2. Many fans had previously hoped to see the actor in the role of Sentry, a character who has often been compared with DC’s legendary superhero, Superman. Turns out that Cavill might be playing the role of Hyperion instead — a character that was created as an imitation of Superman.

Hyperion
Hyperion

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According to rumors, the fans of MCU will soon be introduced to Squadron Supreme, a group of superheroes (initially introduced as supervillains in the comics) who were first seen in the final panel of the 1969 Avengers comics, Issue #69. This team of Marvel characters served as a direct pastiche of DC’s Justice League. Now irrespective of whether such rumors are true or not, it’d be quite interesting and ironic to see Henry Cavill in such a role in the second season of Loki.

Evil Analogues Of The Justice League In Loki Season 2

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Loki Season 2 might feature Squadron Supreme

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According to CineStealth, fans of MCU might get to see Cavill’s entry into the franchise as a villain. Furthermore, the source stated that Squadron Supreme, a parody of the Justice League from a different timeline will make its debut in Loki Season 2, and this will make way for an evil Hyperion’s appearance, presumably portrayed by Henry Cavill. As per the rumors, the second season and the introduction of the Squadron Supreme will play into a The Boys-esque tonality; where the pastiches of the famous DC characters will show their sinister, arrogant side and might end up working for Kang the Conqueror.

The Justice League

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Hence, the Man of Steel actor may be signing up to play an iteration of an Evil Superman in the MCU. However, as per the source, nothing is set in stone and this might as well be one of the many rumors that Henry Cavill can never seem to escape.

If Cavill Does Play Hyperion…

Henry Cavill as Hyperion
Henry Cavill as Hyperion

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Many are convinced that this casting would break the Internet. And no, not just because it’d mark the debut of Cavill in MCU, as opposed to his return to DCEU, but also because of how comedically ironic it is. As mentioned earlier, Hyperion is Superman’s pastiche; his parody. If Loki Season 2 promises a sinister side to Hyperion and is played by Henry Cavill, then the Marvel fans are sure it’d be an epic and hilarious jab at DC.

Following is what some of the fans think about the rumored casting choice:

While the rumors have had no official clarification yet, and Cavill’s involvement in the MCU is far from being confirmed, the fans have been given food for thought. Many are eager to see the rumor come to fruition, as it’d be pretty amusing to see what would unfold on the internet upon such confirmation.

Loki Season 2 will debut on Disney+ in the summer of 2023.

Source: Twitter

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