2022 was undoubtedly a vortex of chaos for DC Studios, but it was even more tumultuous for Henry Cavill. After DC let him go as the all-time favorite Superman and Cavill bid farewell to The Witcher as Geralt of Rivia, the British actor’s future had started to swim toward murky waters, or so it seemed. But it looks like there is absolutely no shortage of billion-dollar franchises that Cavill could join as rumors state his next big-studio role might just be alongside Dwayne Johnson in a Hobbs & Shaw sequel.
While the 2019 buddy cop action film received average reviews, it did make positive enough numbers at the box office, earning over $760 million worldwide, thereby balancing the scale. The movie saw the formidable US agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) put his long-time rivalry with the British mercenary Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) aside to join forces against a common threat. So the sequel is naturally believed to bring back the iconic pair of frenemies once again to share the screen, only this time, there could be a surprising yet welcoming new addition to the plot.
Henry Cavill is Reportedly Set to Appear in Hobbs & Shaw 2
According to new reports, DC’s former Clark Kent is in talks to join the star cast of the Fast & Furious spin-off sequel Hobbs & Shaw 2.
While the said rumors remain unsubstantiated so far, fans suspect it could very well be possible for the Man of Steel star to share the screen with The Rock since he had a cameo in Black Adam, a DC film starring the latter. What’s more, the two have also been good friends off the screen and Johnson had a major role in reinstating Henry Cavill as Superman, even if it was transient. So it wouldn’t be totally shocking to see Cavill join the Fast & Furious family if he does so in the future.
When Henry Cavill jumps on Zoom and just says:"yooo Dwayne mate so like whats happening with the Hobbs and Shaw sequel" and then the call ends. What happens then? pic.twitter.com/Ixsy2is7Y9
— ClarkQuill97 (@CQuill97) July 23, 2022
Just a few weeks back though, Kelly McCormick, one of the producers on Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, gave an upsetting update with regard to the sequel, hinting that it won’t be seeing the light of day anytime soon. Speaking to Comicbook.com, McCormick revealed that while they would “love to” make a Hobbs & Shaw 2, “there’s no conversations at this time” about the same. But Cavill’s alleged casting in the sequel could be the flame that revives the otherwise dormant plans with regard to the project. And fans seem to be pretty thrilled about this new development.
How Fans Are Reacting to Henry Cavill’s Potential Role in Hobbs & Shaw 2
Rumors about Cavill having a prospective spot in the Hobbs & Shaw 2 cast seem to have incited exciting reactions from fans as they dote on the idea of seeing him team up with The Rock once again.
Henry Cavill joining Fast and Furious would be….interesting to see
— Mike⚡️✌🏾 (@boostermike1) January 6, 2023
Maybe Henry Cavill will appear in Fast and Furious franchise someday, if it still continue, they always have room for family.
— nazmi suhaimi (@Nazmi0004) December 16, 2022
Somewhere Vin Diesel is desperately trying to find a way to get Henry Cavill into the Fast & Furious universe.
— Joysonism (@Joysonism) December 15, 2022
Henry Cavill for Fast & Furious 11
— 𝙊𝙬𝙚𝙣 (@owen02_) January 6, 2023
The Enola Holmes star has been a part of various successful action projects including Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Guy Ritchie-helmed The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and The Cold Light of Day starring Bruce Williams and Sigourney Weaver to list a few. So he would certainly be a great fit for Hobbs & Shaw 2 given the premise of the action sequel.
Meanwhile, Fast X, the tenth film in the Fast & Furious franchise, is set to hit theatres on May 19, 2023.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is available for streaming on HBO Max.