DC’s beloved British star Henry Cavill has been a lot of characters throughout his acting career- Clark Kent, John Lark, Sherlock Holmes, and in his latest movie, a spy named Argyll. But now, it’s been theorized that the 39-year-old actor could possibly have been auditioning for the role of Reed Richards in the new Fantastic Four movie.
The actor, whose most impressive work from the past few years has been as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, still has a contract to play Superman for one more movie with DC. After that settles down, there’s a pretty good chance that he might be looking to move to greener pastures, with the rumored Reed Richards role in the MCU.
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Henry Cavill‘s strong and masculine aura is impressive, giving him a “don’t-mess-with-me” look, but deep down he’s also a huge nerd just like us. The Man of Steel actor is also a huge fan of video games, and rather than follow the popular option of buying gaming consoles, the man chooses to build his own gaming PC!
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For those who have no idea what I’m talking about- back in 2020, the Enola Holmes star posted a roughly 5-and-a-half-minute video of him building a PC from scratch (he ordered the parts) on Instagram, and PC geeks have been impressed ever since.
Now, according to a fan theory, Cavill isn’t exactly built like and does not behave like Reed Richards, who’s known to be a scientific genius that spends even little amount of time he has in the lab. Cue the theory, Cavill actually made that PC-building video to audition for the role of Reed Richards.
It’s important to note that this is only a fan theory, but let’s be open to all interpretations and opinions because Cavill has proven himself to be pretty good with superhero movies in the last decade too.
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That Mr. Fantastic Theory For Henry Cavill Has Some Weight To It
Rejoice Marvel fans, arguably at the demise of DC fans. It’s been reported that last decade’s Superman will be changing sides from the DCEU to the MCU, yes, you heard that right.
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It’s been a long road to Phase 5 of the MCU, with Phase 4 having introduced many memorable movies. Now joining the list of brilliant actors from Phase 4 are also, again, notably amazing actors- John Boyega, Henry Cavill, Jodie Comer, Daisy Edgar-Jones, John Krasinski, Giancarlo Esposito, and Denzel Washington.
This report comes from Emmet Kennedy, a talkSport2 broadcaster who informs of the enticing news on Twitter-
I’m reliably informed that Marvel Studios have signed epic talent for Phase 5
To be announced (with some on stage) by Feige at #D23Expo2022 #FantasticFour #SheHulk #XMen pic.twitter.com/qZ1hI6DBqf
— Emmet Kennedy (@RadioEmmet) September 2, 2022
According to Kennedy, Henry Cavill’s announcement as an addition to Marvel’s long list of actors, along with the other new names, will take place at the D23 Expo 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
This is truly exciting news, however, we must note that John Krasinski is also part of the list considering he’s already played Reed Richards before in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, so Cavill might be assigned another role in the DCEU.
Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to cover a whopping 12 new projects over two years till 2024.
Source: The Illuminerdi