Henry Cavill has expressed interest in joining the MCU as Captain Britain.
Henry Cavill may have made his big superhero debut as Superman in 2013’s Man of Steel but the star is ready to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain Britain. Cavill’s future as the Son of Krypton has been up in the air for almost half a decade. Currently, Warner Bros.’ has no plans for a Man of Steel sequel, despite Cavill continually expressing interest throughout the years.
With DC taking its sweet, sweet time to get back to the busy and ever-popular Henry Cavill – who is currently starring in The Witcher – maybe Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige can swoop in? In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Henry Cavill discussed how he would be open to joining the ever-expanding MCU as Captain Britain, a character he’s long been rumored to star as.
“I’m never going to say a Marvel character that is already being played by someone else … because everyone’s doing such an amazing job. However, I have the internet and I have seen the various rumors about Captain Britain and that would be loads of fun to do a cool, modernized version of that — like the way they modernized Captain America. There’s something fun about that, and I do love being British.”
Captain Britain would definitely be a perfect role for Henry Cavill and a great way to expand the MCU mythology beyond the United States. A decent portion of the current MCU roster originates from America, so it would be nice to see other countries have their own superheroes.
Henry Cavill last reprised his role as Superman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Here is the synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
The Snyder Cut stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter