Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Henry Cavill revealed his new look for The Witcher in a recent photo alongside a fan.
It was recently revealed that Ben Affleck would no longer be playing Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in the DC Extended Universe film franchise, which includes films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the team-up film Justice League. Because of that news, many DCEU fans have been left to fear the fate of Henry Cavill as Superman on the big screen as well. Henry Cavill’s future in the role has been very cryptic in recent months but while fans wait for his return as Superman, the actor can next be seen in the Netflix series based on the iconic book franchise of the same name, The Witcher.
The Witcher is currently in the midst of production but no footage from the series has been released just yet. Aside from a photo revealing Henry Cavill as the series’ lead character, the exciting project is being kept under wraps. A fan recently posed for a picture with the Superman actor on Instagram and it gives fans a hint at how much of that Kryptonian muscle the actor will still have underneath his armor in the upcoming Netflix series. Check out the image featuring the Man of Steel star below.
Henry Cavill led the birth of the DCEU in 2013’s Man of Steel. Since then, the actor has had two more big screen appearances as the Last Son of Krypton, with his last appearance in 2017’s Justice League being the most iconic simply due to the controversy surrounding the actor’s mustache. For those unaware of the controversy, Henry Cavill was doing production on Mission: Impossible: Fallout when Justice League went into unanticipated reshoots with Joss Whedon taking over directorial duties from Zack Snyder.
Because of the timing, the actor wasn’t able to shave his Mission: Impossible: Fallout moustache and it resulted in the CGI team for Justice League giving the actor a digitally-enhanced mouth during many of his scenes in the film. Some fans find it horrendous while many others barely even noticed it, but it’s certainly a fascinating topic of conversation that will still be talked about years down the line.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Netflix’s The Witcher and Cavill’s future as Superman as soon as more information becomes available. What are your thoughts on The Witcher? Do you hope that Cavill will return as Superman somewhere down the line? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix at an undetermined time.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it’s a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he’s no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we’re officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and now everyone’s attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that’s around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he’s one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes’ arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he’d love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I’ve always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he’s done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio’s best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c’mon, the guy’s look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn’t deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He’s charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he’s young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.