Henry Cavill is a self-proclaimed ‘nerd’ actor, as he is a massive fan of comic books and video games since he was a kid. The actor enjoys playing these roles as he has grown up with them, and enjoys the challenge presented to him. The fans have previously seen the actor in the role of Superman in DCEU, and as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher series, and it looks like the actor might appear in another iconic role.
The immense success of the Game of Thrones franchise has led to the expansion of the universe, creating House of the Dragons, which was also a success. While both series are popular among the fans, reliable sources from the industry state that a prequel about Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros is currently in discussions. And fans believe that Henry Cavill will be the perfect contender for the role because he brings these characters to life with originality and learns the minute details of the character’s temperaments.
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The Newest Spin-off Project of Game of Thrones
In an exclusive report coming straight from Variety, reliable sources tell that a new project in the Game of Thrones universe is in talks at HBO. The film will show Aegon the Conqueror’s conquest of Westeros. However, the report states that the project is in the very early stages of development as HBO is looking for the perfect writer, who can help them in replicating the success they had with the original series.
In addition to looking for a writer, “the plan remains in a flux” because HBO and Warner Bros. are thinking of producing the exclusive film, then continuing the story in the form of a TV Series. The readers of George R. R. Martin’s books are well acquainted with the story of Aegon the Conqueror.
However, for those who are not familiar with his story, Aegon and his sister-wives, Visenya and Rhaenys used their massive army to conquer six of the seven kingdoms of Westeros except for Dome. The events took place 300 years prior to the events of the original series, making him the founder of the Targaryen Dynasty.
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Fans Believe Henry Cavill Would Be Aegon I Targaryen
Even though the movie is in the early stages of production, with no writers or cast attached to the project, numerous fans believe that Henry Cavill should be the top choice to play the role of Aegon I Targaryen. Since the actor has played several adaptation roles in his career, and in each of them fans have loved his contribution to the original character, they ardently want the actor to portray the character.
Aegon the Conqueror pic.twitter.com/owswk7G1gD
— Ryan Cooley (@RCooley96) April 3, 2023
Another fan of the series shares a fan art of Henry Cavil as Aegon the Conqueror.
— Leonardo Rafael Mendoza Pozo (@Leonard67723226) April 3, 2023
Another fan tweeted a picture of Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, with a caption calling him the “perfect casting for Aegon The Conqueror.”
And I just know the perfect casting for Aegon The Conqueror. pic.twitter.com/NZiMunPUVY
— Subhradip Bodhak (@subhradip_bo) April 4, 2023
While the fans ardently believe that the Enola Holmes actor is the perfect choice as Aegon I Targaryen, does the actor fit the requirements to play the character in the film?
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Is Henry Cavill Perfect for the Role of Aegon the Conqueror?
Henry Cavill might be the perfect character for the role of Aegon Targaryen because he has a great physique, a muscular build, and sharp expressions. When the actor is in front of the camera, he charms the audience with his charisma. Moreover, the Justice League actor has previously played the roles of adapted characters like Superman and Geralt of Rivia, where he nailed the roles.
In both roles, he was immensely praised by the critics and the fans as he played the characters with great dedication, bringing them to life. Moreover, the actor tends to study the character before playing the role so that he can give an authentic portrayal of the character. And lastly, he would undergo a physical transformation for his role to master his role. Hence, Cavill would be an ideal choice as Aegon the Conqueror.
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