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Henry Cavill’s Aegon Targaryen Series Likely Not Happening as DC Star’s Knee-Deep in Multiple High Budget Projects

henry cavill as Aegon Targaryen

HBO’s spin-off of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon, which delves into the Targaryen dynasty’s past, has become a huge hit. Since its debut in 2022, the epic series has captivated viewers worldwide with its grand storyline, breathtaking cinematography, and unforgettable characters.

With rumors of a spinoff focused on Aegon Targaryen, the legendary conqueror who started the dynasty, fans eagerly await the next chapter in the Targaryen narrative. According to new rumors, Aegon Targaryen may not be getting a series after all, and it won’t be starring Henry Cavill. Despite rumors and speculation, the actor’s busy schedule may prevent him from playing the legendary part.

Fans Want Henry Cavill in the Aegon Targaryen Series

The events of House of the Dragon take place 300 years before the start of the events of Game of Thrones and detail the rise to power of the Targaryen dynasty in Westeros. Many fans are disappointed that only a little slice of Targaryen’s history is depicted on the show. The Aegon Targaryen books fill this void.

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Henry Cavill's Aegon Targaryen fan art
Henry Cavill’s Aegon Targaryen fan art

Variety claims HBO has greenlit a prequel to House of the Dragon detailing Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros’s six kingdoms. As the first of the Targaryen kings to rule the Seven Kingdoms, Aegon has a fascinating and eventful history that would make a great TV show. Fans have been speculating about who would play Aegon in the series, and many have suggested Henry Cavill.

Cavill has experience with leading roles, having played Superman in the DCEU and Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher on Netflix. In addition to the spy thriller Argylle and the Warhammer 40,000 series for Amazon Prime Video, he will soon be seen in additional planned projects.

Many viewers, though, continue to think that Cavill is the best actor for the part of Aegon Targaryen. His experience in fantasy and action roles would serve him well in the Game of Thrones universe, and his chiseled looks, authoritative presence, and acting talent make him a logical fit for the role.

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Henry Cavill in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
Henry Cavill in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Despite the support from fans, it appears that Cavill’s schedule may preclude him from playing the part. Already committed to numerous other projects, including The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare and other Sherlock Holmes films for Netflix, the actor has also just completed work on several other projects.

The Future of the Aegon Targaryen Series

So, what does this portend for the future of the Aegon Targaryen series? The project is still in its infancy, but if Cavill cannot commit, HBO will likely need to cast another actor in the starring role. Without Cavill’s star power, the series may still be successful, and plenty of other excellent performers could bring Aegon Targaryen to life.

Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon Targaryen House of the Dragons
Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon Targaryen House of the Dragon

There is, of course, the issue of whether or not the Aegon Targaryen series will ever be written. Even if it turns out that HBO is, producing the show, the network may ultimately opt to go in a different direction.

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Whoever ends up playing Aegon Targaryen, the next prequel series will be one of the most anticipated shows for the foreseeable future. With the tremendous success of Game of Thrones still fresh in viewers’ minds, the idea of delving even further into the world of Westeros is guaranteed to delight audiences everywhere.

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Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.