Another "Scooper" Has Seemingly Confirmed Henry Cavill's Rumored MCU Role - Possible SPOILERS

Another "Scooper" Has Seemingly Confirmed Henry Cavill's Rumored MCU Role - Possible SPOILERS Another "Scooper" Has Seemingly Confirmed Henry Cavill's Rumored MCU Role - Possible SPOILERS

We're 100% taking this with a pinch of salt for now, but one popular online scooper is today claiming that former Superman Henry Cavill (Justice League) has indeed signed up for a major new MCU role...

By JoshWilding - Mar 15, 2024 10:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Deadpool & Wolverine

Earlier this week, a pretty wild rumour started doing the rounds suggesting Henry Cavill will make a cameo appearance in Deadpool & Wolverine as a Wolverine Variant.

Rumours have persisted that the DCEU's former Superman is being lined up for an MCU role, with Captain Britain the character often named by fans as a natural next step for Cavill after he was ousted from his role as the Man of Steel (first by Warner Bros. and then later by DC Studios). 

Well, believe it or not, semi-reliable scooper @CanWeGetToast has now "confirmed" that Cavill is indeed playing a Wolverine Variant in the upcoming Deadpool threequel.

This feels like something of a waste, especially if it's just for a gag. However, if the British actor is given a decent supporting part to sink his teeth into, then it could be a lot of fun.

We should also remind you of rumours that Deadpool & Wolverine will introduce Earth-616's Wolverine; with that in mind, it's possible Marvel Studios has cast Cavill as the new Logan for the post-Avengers: Secret Wars reboot of the X-Men franchise. 

"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," Cavill said in a 2021 interview. "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."

It appears Marvel Studios and Ryan Reynolds found a way to change Cavill's mind and suiting up as Wolverine is certainly one way to move on from the Man of Tomorrow.

Shawn Levy directs Deadpool & Wolverine, which stars Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Emma Corrin, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, and Matthew Macfadyen. The movie is written by Ryan Reynolds & Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Zeb Wells & Shawn Levy.

The trades have confirmed that Jennifer Garner will reprise her role as Elektra, with Wesley Snipes, James Marsden, Famke Janssen, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Dafne Keen, Channing Tatum, Blake Lively and, as we mentioned above, even singer Taylor Swift among those rumoured to make an appearance. 

Deadpool & Wolverine arrives in theaters on July 26.

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WhateverItTakes - 3/15/2024, 10:22 AM
Captain America was not modernised?
Origame - 3/15/2024, 11:25 AM
@WhateverItTakes - guess he has to specifically be made in order to fight the proxy war in Ukraine in order to be considered modernized.
WhateverItTakes - 3/15/2024, 11:26 AM
@Origame - what I meant was that they said captain America was modernised but he wasn't
Origame - 3/15/2024, 11:30 AM
@WhateverItTakes - well, considering how connected he is to ww2, I'd say bringing him to the 2010s and having him deal with the politics of today is modernizing him.
Cleander - 3/15/2024, 11:36 AM
@WhateverItTakes - I think he meant popularized for the modern masses and not remain as stale as Superman
dragon316 - 3/15/2024, 3:41 PM
@WhateverItTakes - must be talking about costume no pirate boots and gloves no spandex only time he wore that costume was on stage in front of soldiers
TheFinestSmack - 3/15/2024, 10:22 AM
Are they gonna reduce his height by a foot?
RolandD - 3/15/2024, 12:01 PM
@TheFinestSmack - Have you seen Hugh Jackman? 😂
BlackBolt84 - 3/15/2024, 1:39 PM
@TheFinestSmack - Jackman is two inches taller than Cavill, but I've also been saying he was too tall for Wolverine for two decades now.
TheFinestSmack - 3/15/2024, 3:17 PM
@RolandD - I have, and Jackman needs to be a foot shorter too, at least.
TheFinestSmack - 3/15/2024, 3:17 PM
@BlackBolt84 - Exactly. Jackman is great, but has always been way too tall for Logan.
RolandD - 3/15/2024, 4:48 PM
@TheFinestSmack - They must not have given it much thought when Jackman was originally cast.
TheFinestSmack - 3/15/2024, 5:27 PM
@RolandD - They did not. Dougray Scott was initially cast and he is 6 feet tall. He broke his arm and they had to quickly recast and they went with Jackman. They never cared about the height.
Gizmoduck - 3/15/2024, 8:43 PM
@BlackBolt84 - you guys wont be happy until danny devito is play wolverine
emeraldtaurus - 3/16/2024, 6:03 AM
@TheFinestSmack - Dougray Scott is 5'10.5" and would have been amazing, he was signed up to play the villain in MI2 which was delayed and therefore couldn't play Wolvie.
BlackBolt84 - 3/25/2024, 7:28 AM
@Gizmoduck - Correct.
MyCoolYoung - 3/15/2024, 10:24 AM
I don’t know if it’s a waste or not. Maybe Cavill is done with CBM’s and just wanted to have fun in a role. I do know I’m kind of getting excited for Deadpool.
RedFury - 3/15/2024, 10:25 AM
As a huge Wolverine fan, and a big fan of Cavill; I'd be okay with him sticking around as Wolverine. I never would have thought to cast him, but the man is a beast. And if he can summon the raw animal rage that Wolverine is known for, I would be very okay with him being our new Logan.

Height be damned, the dude has the build to be a berserker.
TheGreenRanger - 3/15/2024, 10:26 AM
As soon as I read variant for anything marvel related I lose interest. Why should I commit any interest to a one off appearance.

Marvels hubris post Endgame has completely turned me off to this connected universe
TheMetaMan - 3/15/2024, 10:48 AM
@TheGreenRanger - suit yourself. It’s entertainment at the end of the day.
vectorsigma - 3/15/2024, 11:51 AM
@TheGreenRanger - same here. Prepare to get labeled anti woke because of it by blind Marvel loyalists
Itwasme - 3/15/2024, 10:28 AM
This is maybe a once in a lifetime chance to cast him as Hyperion. He would do great in other roles, but Hyperion is too Meta and too good to pass up.
RedFury - 3/15/2024, 10:34 AM
@Itwasme - I don't mean this as a slight towards you at all, but I personally don't see the draw in having him play a similar character to Superman. I'd love to see him in the genre again, but I'd prefer him playing someone vastly different to Supes.
TheGreenRanger - 3/15/2024, 10:37 AM
@RedFury - there is absolutely no draw in it. He played too iconic of a character in a rival universe, Disney doesn’t really care for that kind of shade throwing.
Itwasme - 3/15/2024, 10:44 AM
@RedFury - the point is Hyperion is a critique and imitation of Superman. The powers are irrelevant here, it's the undeniable Meta nature to it and that here he will actually be the villain. There's so much storytelling they could do here to play off of his past Superman role and even Gunns current one.

How often are Marvel going to he able to cast an actual Superman to play Hyperion?
RedFury - 3/15/2024, 10:46 AM
@TheGreenRanger - yeah it would just seem like it would be too much fuel for comparisons, and negativity. Better to have your actor embody a character, rather than the character bowing to the actor and their roles before it.

Type casting is a dangerous place to play.
RedFury - 3/15/2024, 10:49 AM
@Itwasme - for sure I get where you're coming from, and I can see why you'd enjoy it from that perspective.

But for me it just doesn't have the same appeal. To each their own of course.
Itwasme - 3/15/2024, 10:57 AM
@RedFury - personally I think Red Son is an amazing Superman story because it highlights how important the Clark's are to his upbringing. By seeing the contrasting point of view it actually enhances the main character as well. This is a unique opportunity to do this level of StoryTelling and it can benefit both companies.
RedFury - 3/15/2024, 11:14 AM
@Itwasme - I wholeheartedly agree about your point on Red Son. And if they were to make that film, I would stand behind Cavill being cast as Superman again 100%.

I just feel though that if he is making the jump to a Marvel character, I'd be more excited to see him make someone else his own than retreading familiar ground; albeit with a different tilt of course. But if he did end up playing someone like Hyperion, I certainly wouldnt be outraged. You bring up good points as to why it could be an enjoyable role for him.
Baf - 3/15/2024, 12:43 PM
@RedFury - he wasnt a similar character to Superman when he played Superman.
RedFury - 3/15/2024, 12:47 PM
@Baf - lol a little jab at Zack there I take it?
TheVisionary25 - 3/15/2024, 10:37 AM
If true then I can easily see this being another John Krasinski as Mr Fantastic situation where it’s just meant to be a fun cameo but people think he’s now going to be the MCU variant aswell…

Anyway , after seeing that Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare trailer and how he seems to be playing somewhat of a maniac in that then I could somewhat see him as Logan so I would be cool with it!!.

Interested to see how he’ll look , I heard a rumor that it was gonna be with the cowboy hat & trench coat Wolverine wears in the comics sometimes which I’m down for!!.
PC04 - 3/15/2024, 10:42 AM
I really doubt this.
Nomis929 - 3/15/2024, 10:42 AM
Huskers - 3/15/2024, 10:44 AM
IAmAHoot - 3/15/2024, 10:44 AM
Cavill is a proper geek. You know he would have an absolute blast getting to play around as Wolvie in a Deadpool movie, even if just for a day or two.

TheMetaMan - 3/15/2024, 10:51 AM
From playing Superman to playing wolverine hell yeah bring it on. Always liked Cavil in whatever he’s in. Even if it’s just a cameo then I’m all in. Btw did anyone watch argylle? Was it any good?
Evansly - 3/15/2024, 10:54 AM
@TheMetaMan - I've seen Argylle pretty universally panned. Haven't seen it myself though
RedFury - 3/15/2024, 11:25 AM
@TheMetaMan - I saw it last week, and it's a fun film when it's working. I found the first half of it much better than the second half. Sam Rockwell is awesome as usual, and the action sequences are very reminiscent of how Vaughan did well with the kingsmen. But overall it doesn't quiet hit the nail on the head. It's worth a watch for some entertainment though if you're okay with watching a movie that doesn't blow you away.
THEKENDOMAN - 3/15/2024, 10:52 AM
Henry Cavill as Wolverine is a big [frick] to Marvel. And [frick]ing beautiful casting. That will just be picking sweet to watch. HENRY needs this, and he is just someone who needs to get back what he has lost and missed and the unfortunate embarrassment he has experienced. From James Bond to Superman, this is [frick]ing going to Epic. I hope this is so and I’m happy for him.
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