‘You can’t just be jumping from iconic role to iconic role’: Henry Cavill Breaks Silence on Rumored Wolverine Casting

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Henry Cavill is one of the most well-known and beloved superstars in the entertainment industry today, spreading his influence not only on the silver screen as Superman in the DCEU, but also over on the OTT exclusive titles like Netflix’s Enola Holmes, or personifying the image of Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher. No matter where you see him, you will be left satisfied with his stellar performance and charisma.

Henry Cavill as Superman in the DCEU.
Henry Cavill as Superman in the DCEU.

He has been so successful with almost all the roles that he has been put into that the fans tend to get a little carried away with what roles he might outperform next that it becomes hard to keep up.

In a recent interview with USA Today, Cavil was respectfully interrogated about his Netflix original film Enola Holmes 2 and other aspects of his career, reaching the point where he was asked about him potentially playing Wolverine in the MCU.


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Among other things, Henry Cavill is undoubtedly one of the greatest talents to come out of the industry. From playing extremely diverse roles in the industry like Superman in the DCEU, The unreal detective Sherlock Holmes in Netflix’s Enola Holmes, and a secret agent in The Man From U.N.C.L.E to being regarded as one of the sweetest superstars to work with, Henry Cavill has made a name for himself.

Henry Cavill in The Witcher

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When Cavill sat down with USA Today to talk about his Enola Holmes 2, he inquired about his other interests like gaming, fitness, and much more. Then came a question that had been bugging fans for a long time. Will he be playing the coveted role of James Bond in the upcoming Bond films, or The Wolverine in the MCU anytime in the future?


“It’s enormously flattering to read those articles that pop up about Bond all the time and who’s the favourite. I enjoy that, of course. But it’s all about how much time I have, and these roles have to be respected and a lot of work needs to be put into them. You can’t just be jumping from iconic role to iconic role with no time to prep for them.”

He addressed this question with reference to the hyped-up rumor going around about him becoming the next James Bond in the upcoming 007 films in the future after Daniel Craig left the franchise after No Time To Die. Henry Cavill had previously revealed that he was neck-to-neck with Craig when they were casting for Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale but lost the role to him in the end.

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Why Henry Cavill Might Not Become The Wolverine

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It’s simple really. Because he has reprised his role as Superman in the DCEU. As Cavill stated earlier, it’s time-consuming to take on a prominent role and execute with the utmost perfection. Naturally, this also means that after his confirmation to be returning as the OG caped crusader in the DCEU, he has a new challenge to become the best Superman in the long line of actors who donned the cape. Plus, we already know that Hugh Jackman would be reprising his role as The Wolverine in the upcoming Deadpool 3, marking the debut of the X-Men into the MCU.


We might not see Cavill become The Wolverine in the near future, but we can certainly hope for greatness from him nonetheless.

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Enola Holmes 2, now exclusively streaming on Netflix.


Source: USA Today






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