Since his stint as Superman in Man of Steel, Henry Cavill has become a household name, starring in the video game adaptation, The Witcher, and blockbuster series’ 6th installment Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
Despite his recurring appearance as Superman in the SnyderVerse, the actor hasn’t been able to stabilize his position as the big blue, due to the divided reception from fans and critics which led to his unofficial departure. This lack of stability has allowed other studios to try and cast him in their productions.
Henry Cavill in the MCU?
Marvel is one of the studios that have been in talks with Henry Cavill for a few years. Rumors suggested that the actor has been considered for a few interesting roles including Reed Richards, Wonder Man, Hyperion, Captain Britain, and Cyclops.
In the latest report on the rumors, Henry Cavill’s induction to the MCU might come sooner than expected, as most expect Marvel to reveal the casting for Fantastic Four at the D23 Expo next week.
Who says he can't do both? I get the vibe Hyperion would be an in-and-out role for Cavill. An appearance in Loki S2 followed by a supporting role in Avengers 5. That would be a 2 year commitment to the MCU at most (assuming Squadron Supreme is defeated or killed in Kang Dynasty). https://t.co/vTu5gH2IxY
— CineStealth 🔍 (@cinestealth) August 31, 2022
As his return to the DCEU is heavily rumored to be true, this would conflict with his presence in MCU. But this can be eased off with his casting as Hyperion as he would only have supporting appearances in Loki season 2 and Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
Henry Cavill also as Mister Fantastic?
The actor is also rumored to be cast as Mister Fantastic, but considering the fierce competition, this might not happen. John Krasinski is already the fan favorite to return as Mister Fantastic, whereas ‘You‘ star Penn Badgley seems far more likely.
Some of the names have been floating around lately, two I haven’t seen anywhere else
When they announce the casting I’ll tell you who almost got it – one person is someone who worked on a huge Disney franchise already
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) August 29, 2022
The reporter further indicated that an actor in the Star Wars franchise is also in the running to become the next Reed Richards. This new information has made fans speculate Hayden Christensen and Timothy Olyphant could also be in the running.