“There is no one else”: Henry Cavill Might Finally Have One Shot at Redemption as HBO Confirms Game of Thrones Spin-off Aegon’s Conquest

Long been fan-cast as various Westerosi characters, Henry Cavill could finally get his redemption with HBO’s upcoming ‘Aegon’s Conquest’.

“There is no one else”: Henry Cavill Might Finally Have One Shot at Redemption as HBO Confirms Game of Thrones Spin-off Aegon’s Conquest

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  • HBO recently revealed how they are developing another Game of Thrones spinoff series, partnering with Mattson Tomlin.
  • HBO is actively working on its long-in-discussion idea of Aegon’s Conquest, which is going to be a direct prequel to the hit, House of the Dragon.
  • Meanwhile, fans have already started tying Henry Cavill in the titular role of Aegon The Conqueror in the upcoming prequel Aegon’s Conquest.
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Henry Cavill’s exit from DC and The Witcher was undoubtedly disappointing. But now there seems to be a way of redemption for the actor as HBO is reportedly eyeing him for one upcoming Game of Thrones prequel. According to reports, George R.R. Martin had his eyes set on HBO and Warner Bros for his long-in-discussion Aegon’s Conquest idea.

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Henry Cavill in a still from The Witcher 

Therefore, with the Game of Thrones spinoff in development, Henry Cavill is now making headlines after long being fan-cast as various Westerosi characters. With Aegon’s Conquest being in the works, it seems to be the right project for Cavill to fill the void left by his The Witcher departure. Following the Targaryen’s bloody and brutal conquest of Westeros, Cavill could play a lead role in the next venture. 

HBO is Finally Working on Game of Thrones Spinoff Aegon’s Conquest 

Fans of George R.R. Martin’s book series A Song of Ice and Fire have always had their eyes on Warner Bros and HBO, as they believe the Game of Thrones universe has lots of potential stories to unravel. Well, fans are rarely wrong in these matters, as HBO recently revealed how they are developing another Game of Thrones spinoff series. 

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys in a still from Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys in a still from Game of Thrones

Partnering with Mattson Tomlin, according to THR, HBO is actively working on its long-in-discussion idea of Aegon’s Conquest. The potential show is basically going to be a direct prequel to the hit House of the Dragon, narrating the story of the Targaryen’s bloody and brutal conquest of Westeros. 

HBO is working on the Game of Thrones spinoff series Aegon’s Conquest
A still from the fan-favorite HBO show Game of Thrones

After Game of Thrones concluded in 2019 and George R.R. Martin’s promising idea and effort spawned two greenlit shows, House of the Dragon and A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight (starting production this year), HBO is now planning on the prequel series. Meanwhile, fans have already started tying Henry Cavill with Aegon’s Conquest

Henry Cavill Could Play Aegon The Conqueror in the Prequel Show 

Focused on what they want from the show, fans have started expecting that the upcoming HBO show will cast The Witcher actor Henry Cavill. Following his exit from DC and the Netflix show, Cavill is believed to be the ultimate actor to play the titular role of Aegon The Conqueror. Although the casting decision is yet to be discussed, fans are already convinced that they want HBO to cast Cavill. 

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher 

Previously, fans casting him as various Westerosi characters, fans believe now is the perfect time to finally witness Henry Cavill take on the role of Aegon The Conqueror. Given that the actor is experienced in playing fictional characters and has never disappointed with his representation, fans are convinced that no one but Cavill can take on the role of Aegon better. 

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Cavill in a still from the Netflix show The Witcher

Now, since HBO is reportedly developing the Game of Thrones prequel show Aegon’s Conquest, it makes it theoretically possible for the potential show to become Henry Cavill’s next franchise. Following The Witcher exit, this Game of Thrones prequel could ultimately act as a redemption for the actor. And given that Aegon the Conqueror is one of the most important characters in Westeros, who could play the role better than someone of Cavill’s stature? 

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With plenty of experience in the fantasy realm, proven skill in the action department, and his dramatic range, Henry Cavill comes in useful for Aegon. Further, as Cavill exudes great power and command, alongside being charismatic, he could easily nail the role of Aegon The Conqueror, if given the opportunity in the upcoming prequel. 

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