Henry Cavill is a British actor. Cavill began his film career with a role in ‘Laguna’ in 2001 and Kevin Reynolds’ adaptation of ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ in 2002. He continued with appearances in BBC’s ‘The Inspector Lynley Mysteries’, the television film ‘Goodbye, Mr. Chips’, and the television series ‘Midsomer Murders’. In 2003, he had a supporting role in ‘I Capture the Castle’, followed by ‘Hellraiser: Hellworld’ in 2005, ‘Red Riding Hood’ in 2006 and ‘Tristan & Isolde’ in 2006. He had a minor role in Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of ‘Stardust’ in 2007.
Cavill had been set to play Superman in McG’s 2004 film, ‘Superman: Flyby’. However, McG pulled out of the project and direction was taken over by director Bryan Singer, who recast Brandon Routh as the lead in ‘Superman Returns’. Cavill was also the cause of a write-in effort from fans to see him cast as Cedric Diggory in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire‘ in 2005. The role eventually went to Robert Pattinson. Stephenie Meyer, the author of the ‘Twilight‘ series, was outspokenly in favor of Cavill playing the character of Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ film, calling him her “perfect Edward”. However, by the time the production of the film began, he was too old to play the character, and again the role went to Pattinson.
From 2007 to 2010, Cavill had a leading role in Showtime’s television series, ‘The Tudors’, as Charles Brandon, the first Duke of Suffolk. He starred in director Joel Schumacher’s horror film, ‘Blood Creek’ in 2008, and had a supporting role in Woody Allen’s comedy film, ‘Whatever Works’ in 2009.
Cavill played the lead role of Theseus in Tarsem Singh’s mythological film, ‘Immortals’, released in 2011. He starred, alongside Bruce Willis, in ‘The Cold Light of Day’, which was released in 2012. On 30 January 2011, it was announced that Cavill had been cast in the role of Clark Kent or Superman in director Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’. He reprised the role of Superman in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, a 2016 sequel which featured a crossover with Batman and Wonder Woman. In 2017, he returned as Superman in ‘Justice League‘. He co-starred with Armie Hammer in the film version of spy series ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’. He appeared at the San Diego Comic-Con in disguise to surprise the cast of ‘Suicide Squad‘. In 2018, Cavill co-starred as August Walker in the action spy film ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout‘. Also that year, he starred in the psychological thriller ‘Nomis’.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Henry Cavill project? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Henry Cavill films and television shows scheduled to release in the near future. We can only hope that the new Henry Cavill projects would be as good as some of his recent ones.
3. The Witcher (2019-)
‘The Witcher’ is an upcoming fantasy drama TV series created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich for Netflix. It is based on the book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski. The synopsis released for the show goes as, “Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.”
In May 2017, Netflix announced the start of production on an adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s ‘The Witcher’ book series into an English language drama TV series. In December 2017 it was reported that Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will serve as showrunner on the show. It was reported in January 2018 that the script for the pilot episode is finished. In April 2018 Lauren Schmidt Hissrich tweeted that the first season would be 8 episodes long and that the show would be filmed in Central Europe.
Originally in 2017, it was reported that Andrzej Sapkowski would serve as a creative consultant on the show, but in January 2018 Sapkowski initially denied any direct involvement. However, he met with Schmidt Hissrich in April 2018 and in May 2018 she stated that Sapkowski is on the creative team of the project. According to Independent Talent, Alik Sakharov is a director and Andrew Laws a production designer on the show. In September 2018, it was announced that Henry Cavill would play Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming show. In October 2018, the rest of the cast was announced. Principal production on Season 1 commenced on October 31, 2018, in Hungary. The series is now looking at a December 20, 2019, release, with Season 2 being greenlit beforehand on November 13, 2019.
2. Enola Holmes (2020)
Whatever might be said about the Holmes brothers, it cannot be denied that brains run in the family. Sherlock is perhaps the greatest detective in the world, while Mycroft is employed by the British government and considers his brother to be slow. By Sherlock’s own admission, Mycroft is even more formidable than the Baker Street resident. The BBC series has introduced a sister that has been more of a mutant than a human being, in terms of her power. However, the upcoming drama mystery from Harry Bradbeer seeks to shine a light on the Holmes family again.
The premise comes from Nancy Springer’s novel and takes into account a sister among the Holmes siblings. Named Enola, the child runs away and becomes a private detective herself when her mother disappears. The movie promises to be thrilling, as the legacy of the Holmes family will be reflected in this young girl’s quest to find the truth.
Henry Cavill appears in the role of Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming movie. The actor certainly has the versatility to step into the shoes of the great detective and it remains to be seen what he has to offer in order to make this a memorable performance.
1. Squadron 42 (TBA)
Developer Cloud Imperium Games released a celebrity-packed trailer for ‘Squadron 42’, the standalone single-player game being developed alongside massively multiplayer space title ‘Star Citizen’, some time ago. ‘Squadron 42’ has an impressive cast and more than 10 hours of performance capture, according to its official website. Among the familiar faces are Mark Hamill, Henry Cavill, Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham, Ben Mendelsohn, John Rhys Davies, and Andy Serkis.
The game takes place in the year 2945. The United Empire of Earth’s Navy protects humanity from alien threats like the Vanduul, outlaws, and bandits. The player joins the eponymous squadron as a rookie combat pilot. Cloud Imperium says the game will offer missions with multiple paths, advanced enemy A.I., and customizable spaceships.
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