Henry Cavill had been playing the role of Superman since Man Of Steel in 2013. Ever since he played Superman, movies in the DC universe have starred him, however, he made his exit from the franchise in late 2022. He also appeared alongside the ever-famous star Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Fallout and in this one, he played the baddie, August Walker.
After the success of the movie with 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, Cavill openly shared his desire to work once again with Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie, after the experience of working on the Mission: Impossible franchise.
Is Henry Cavill returning for Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning?
In a behind-the-scenes Twitter clip in 2021, Tom Cruise was riding a motorcycle to perform a stunt that takes him and the vehicle off a cliff with Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One on the frame, which revealed the title of the movie simultaneously. In the first trailer of the movie, Cruise as Ethan Hunt is said to be haunted by incidents from the past that began to resurface.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning takes off from Mission: Impossible – Fallout as the team just saved the world from a nuclear apocalypse and a turnaround from Alan Walker(Henry Cavill). A lot of the star cast returns from the prequel as confirmed by the makers. A few of these names are confirmed Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), White Widow (Vanessa Kirby), Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames).
Cavil spoke with Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast on why he is eager to work in the franchise again.
“When you’re working with McQ, you realize that he’s not stuck to one thing, and that’s really, really important,” Cavill explained.
“I think it’s very important to have a framework to work from, but he is constantly evolving the story depending on how the scenes are turned out, what’s available, and any new ideas that are coming in. He and Tom [Cruise] as a duo are extraordinary because they are always coming up with creative ideas. They’ll have meetings about stuff and say, ‘What if this happened instead of that?’ and they’ll go, ‘Oh, that’s a really good idea, but that means you have to change all of this.’ And go ‘We love this. So let’s change all of that.’ It did become very much sides (new lines) the night before and sometimes the day of, which is becoming more and more usual.”
While there are no confirmed updates of a return from Henry Cavill, his eagerness to work with Cruise and McQuarrie and, the rise of his popularity amongst his fan base from Man of Steel and other movies is ever-increasing, making his comeback a potential consideration.
Henry Cavill’s upcoming movies
After his appearance in Black Adam as a cameo, as he posted on Instagram, Henry Cavill mentioned that he will be stepping down from the Superman role as DC has different plans for the future of the superhero. Cavill was also rumored to be ‘unemployed’ as he left The Witcher as well, but in fact, he does have some projects lined up ahead of him.
Argylle, an upcoming spy-themed film has Henry Cavill with Grammy-award-winning Dua Lipa as co-stars based on the story by the author Elly Conwy. Cavill’s character is suffering from amnesia and believes that he is a famous spy novelist. As he reconciles with his memory, he turns to take revenge on the people who once betrayed him.
Unlike his other roles, Henry Cavill plays a simplistic role in a mild romantic drama called The Rosie Project, based on a novel by Graeme Simsion under the same title. Cavill’s role is that of a genetics professor named Don Tillman who creates a questionnaire to find himself a date. The movie has not begun filming yet and is yet in preproduction.
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is a movie based on The World War 2 events of the UK prime minister at the time, Winston Churchill, and the author of James Bond, Ian Fleming linked to create a network of spies to aid the situation in an ‘ungentlemanly’ fashion. The organization is now known as Black Ops Unit. Henry Cavill will lead this movie alongside Eiza González and Guy Ritchie is reportedly directing the project.
Also, he is working on his dream project of adaptation of Warhammer 40k with Amazon.