What’s Up With Henry Cavill? From DC To Marvel

“There is definitely some kind of work towards that.”

Hollywood’s sweetheart Henry Cavill is best known for his role as Clark Kent/Superman in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). However, for a long time, he regularly got rejected from some of the most iconic roles like the James Bond, Superman prior to Man of Steel. Surprised to know the fact? Read on to know more..

Henry Cavill was not quite a popular choice back then as he was “out of shape.” But that’s part of the reason the actor didn’t land the role of James Bond in Casino Royale. During an interview with Men’s Health, Cavill revealed what the film’s director said.

“I probably could have prepared better,” Cavill said. “I remember the director, Martin Campbell, saying, ‘Looking a little chubby there, Henry.’ I didn’t know how to train or diet. And I’m glad Martin said something because I respond well to truth. It helps me get better.”

And that’s when Cavill adopted a training routine that made him what he is today. 

“I know what it feels like to go from out of shape to in shape and [afterward] I’ll look at myself like, ‘Man, well done.’ It’s not like I’m a golden god—I’m just proud of what I achieved,” he said.

However, leaving the past aside, Henry Cavill made a breakthrough in Hollywood as Clark Kent/Superman in director Zack Snyder’s highly acclaimed Man of Steel (2013) and owned the DC Extended Universe.

After playing the role of Superman for nearly a decade, numerous reports suggested that Warner Bros. and DC were in talks of replacing Cavill as Superman, earlier this year. It looks as though DC has no upcoming plans for new standalone Kal-El (AKA Superman) films. 

Although, Henry Cavill said that “the cape is in the closet… I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do.”

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So, while DC is quite on Henry Cavill’s future involvement with their super hero movies, Marvel has reportedly taken the advantage to discuss his new future in the MCU.

This isn’t the first time that the exchange of superheroes from Marvel to DC or DC to Marvel has happened. James Gunn moved to DC with his upcoming The Suicide Squad (2021) after he was fired from Marvel, and similarly, Bruce Wayne/Batman actor Christian Bale is making his Marvel debut in Taika Waiti’s Thor: Love and Thunder (2023).

Meanwhile, Producer Hiram Garcia shared that he knows fans want to see Dwyane Johnson’s Black Adam fight against Henry Cavill’s Superman in the future.

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While speaking to Collider, he said, “Hard to say, but I know that would be incredible if it ever did happen. We certainly know the fans want it! All I can say is that we’re always listening to the fans and doing what we can!”

Cavill hinted at a Black Adam vs. Superman showdown when he told MTV News in 2018: “There is definitely some kind of work towards that. There’s a lot of things spinning around in the universe right now with that.”

“I’m pretty sure it’ll be a Shazam/Black Adam thing first,” he continued, referring to a talked-about crossover between the two franchises produced by Johnson. “If [Black Adam vs. Superman] does happen, it would make sense that way. But you never know, maybe there will be a Superman movie and Shazam will come and help. That’s kind of stealing his limelight, though, which is not cool.”

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