No matter the character, fans can’t seem to get enough out of Henry Cavill. The showrunners and George R.R. Martin confirmed the feature of Winterfell in Season 2 of House of the Dragon. The lord paramount of Winterfell i.e., Cregan Stark is being fan-cast as Henry Cavill.
House of the Dragon Season 2 will bring back House Stark and Winterfell as both play a very major role in the Dance of the Dragons during Westeros’ history.
Henry Cavill eyed for the role of Cregan Stark
*Minor Spoilers For The Finale of House of the Dragon*
During the season finale of the House of the Dragon, Jacaerys Velaryon, the son of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Ser Laenor Velaryon, took off on his dragon Vermax. The destination was revealed to be Winterfell way above in the north of Westeros.
Following the season’s end, the story will be picked up from Jacaerys Velaryon meeting Cregan Stark, the lord of Winterfell. As stated by George R.R. Martin and the showrunners, Winterfell and House Stark will play a vital role in the dance of the dragons. And fans are already casting Henry Cavill as Lord Cregan Stark before any announcements.
— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) October 28, 2022
Henry Cavill as the Stark Lord?
— 𝓒𝓜𝓙 (@IceSwallowCome_) October 28, 2022
Henry Cavill is either a young Robert Baratheon when they do Robert's Rebellion or Aegon The Conqueror
— Naldo (@NaldoUtd) October 28, 2022
this might be controversial but i need HBO to get their shit straight and cast henry cavill either as cregan stark or aegon the conqueror bc look at the flavour ! pic.twitter.com/mVsQEhdv0B
— val targaryen (@cuntpress) October 24, 2022
ain't no way they'd cast henry cavill as a targaryen when cregan stark is right there, sorry to say
— jes (@aegonsdream) October 11, 2022
— Felicia Hardy-Kujo 🌟 (@MetaBlackCat) October 24, 2022
Although there have been no official announcements regarding the above matter, the role of Cregan Stark will indeed be suitable for Henry Cavill. There are also rumors of Clive Standen taking up the role in House of the Dragon. Clive Standen is best known for his role as Rollo (the brother of Ragnar) in Vikings (2013-2020).
Is Cregan Stark The Only Role for Henry Cavill?
With 4 to 5 seasons needed to tell the story of the Dance of the Dragons, there are a plethora of characters that can be adapted to the big screen. During an interview with Ryan Condal, he was asked what they would do after the dance of the dragons ended.
Ryan Condal replied that the show is about the “House” of the Dragon…not the Dance of the Dragons. Therefore, the show will continue to go on and may possibly feature Aerys “The Mad King” Targaryen and Jamie Lannister’s king slaying. This could potentially mean that we would get to see a young Ned Stark and Robert Baratheon riding out in battle as Robert’s Rebellion would also get adapted.
Although purely rumors at this stage, the number of spin-offs and histories of Westeros are plenty. Having confirmed no official news or announcements, one can only speculate a possible role that Henry Cavill might suit for and how the people would adore him.
House of the Dragon is available to stream on HBO Max.