The actor’s choice in opting to star in ‘The Witcher’ just may jeopardize his chances at headlining ‘Man of Steel 2’– or it may not.
Henry Cavill has made quite a name for himself over the past decade, as well as a comfortable position in the industry. The actor has had starring roles in movies such as ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ and ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout‘. Arguably, Cavill’s most memorable and lucrative role has been that of ‘Superman’ in ‘Man of Steel’, but also Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix series ‘The Witcher’.
- Henry Cavill’s blazing career streak
- ‘Superman’ v/s ‘The Witcher’
But fans are now fearful that playing Geralt of Rivia could mean that there might be no Henry Cavill in ‘Man of Steel 2’. Did Cavill gamble away his chance at playing Superman again by choosing to do ‘The Witcher’?
Henry Cavill’s blazing career streak
Before ‘Man of Steel’ came along, Cavill was known for playing Charles Brandon on ‘The Tudors’. He got the big movie ticket soon enough, having been cast in films such as ‘Immortals’ and ‘The Cold Light of Day.’
Then, of course, Superman burst upon Cavill’s horizon, which made films like ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ possible. He once again reprised his role as Superman in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Justice League’.
But the sign up with Netflix to star in its series ‘The Witcher’ could mean conflicts in bringing back Henry Cavill in ‘Man of Steel 2’. In fact, when he committed to the Netflix project, several fans took it to mean that the actor doesn’t want to return as Superman anymore.
‘Superman’ v/s ‘The Witcher’
‘The Witcher’ is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series and was released last year in December. It was also one of the most awaited series of that year. The series is about Geralt of Rivia, who is a monster hunter, a strong sorceress by the name of Yennefer of Vengerberg, and the princess Ciri who slowly discovers what she is capable of, and also happens to be the destiny of Geralt of Rivia.
Knowing it had gold in its hands, Netflix was prompt to renew the series for season 2 even before season 1 was out. A wonderful thing for Cavill– not so wonderful for the ‘Man of Steel’ fans who were excited to see Cavill back in the role!
But, even if there is a Superman sequel, what future could there be awaiting the character? The DC universe that is interconnected can be quite constrained, so Superman, it is quite possible, could merely be allotted cameos in other movies or as a side character.
Nevertheless, for the fans hope lies in the fact that the actor has frequently conveyed that he would be happy to play the DC character again, and even opined that nothing is coming in his way of doing two projects in a year. Let’s now focus our hopes on the Warner Bros’ willingness to come up with ‘Man of Steel 2’ soon!