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‘I’m not going to be in Loki’: Henry Cavill Debunks Rumors He’s Playing Marvel’s Superman Knockoff Hyperion in Loki Season 2

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During the not-so-good time that Henry Cavill was suffering through in the DCEU, things looked grim for the Man of Steel actor. A rumor, at that time, went viral that picked up popularity as fans wanted the return of Henry Cavill at any cost.

Hyperion is the Marvel counterpart to DC’s Superman who was rumored to appear somewhere in Phase 5 of the MCU. Desperate fans assigned the title of Hyperion to Henry Cavill, at a time when his role as Superman was in jeopardy in the DCEU.

Henry Cavill as Superman in the DCEU.
Henry Cavill as Superman in the DCEU.

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During the tumultuous time, Henry Cavill had in the DCEU, fans of the actor picked up the rumor that The Witcher actor would be seen as Hyperion in the MCU. Hyperion is the Marvel counterpart to DC’s Superman and thus, would have acted as a perfect slap-in-the-face.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher (2019-).
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher (2019).

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The rumor died down after the confirmed cameo and roles that the actor was going to receive in the DCEU as the higher-ups listened to the public along with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Although the rumors died down, the people still couldn’t resist but ask questions regarding any Marvel role that the actor might join.

Josh Horowitz from MTV asked Henry Cavill several questions regarding his role (if any) in the MCU and here’s how the conversation went.

Horowitz: “Should I read body language or anything from the fact that he didn’t respond to my ‘Loki’ question?”

Cavill: “I forgot the ‘Loki’ question!”

Horowitz: “Just that that was a rumor going around that you were gonna be in ‘Loki’.”

Cavill: “As far as I know, I am not going to be in ‘Loki’.”

But that’s not all! The conversation took a twist when Henry Cavill compared himself to James Gunn. The director has worked for both Marvel and DC and is currently working alongside both studios which means the Man of Steel actor might be able to do so as well.

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Henry Cavill compares himself to James Gunn.
Henry Cavill compares himself to James Gunn.

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Seemingly continuing the conversation, the Mission Impossible actor mentioned James Gunn during their talks. The actor mentioned that as James Gunn is currently working for both studios, he could do it as well!

Horowitz: “Ok, fair enough. I’m just…asking what the people wanna know.”

Cavill: “It would be a tricky one to handle at this stage.”

Horowitz: “Fair enough.”

Cavill: “If James Gunn could do it, maybe I can too.”

James Gunn is best known for directing The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise which will release its third part soon while also working on the Peacemaker series which will have a second season. James Gunn will allegedly leave Marvel following the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 but continue his work in DC. This could mean that Henry Cavill might continue his role as Superman in the DCEU while taking another role in the MCU!

Loki Season 2 is expected to release in mid-2023 on Disney+.

Source: The Direct

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.