Henry Cavill departs from DC and Netflix; could he join Marvel now?

As he departs from DC and Netflix, rumors are that actor Henry Cavill could finally be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The British actor bids farewell to two of the most significant roles of his career. Henry Cavill’s Superman in the DCEU and Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher made him who he is today.

Read to find out more about how and why Henry Cavill left DC and Netflix and what the future holds for him.

Exit from The Witcher

In October, Henry Cavill confirmed his departure from the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher. Cavill’s casting and performance as Geralt of Rivia was a huge success. 

  • It was speculated that Henry Cavill quit from his role in the Netflix series to focus on his return to the DC Extended Universe as Superman.
  • However, new reports suggest that Cavill was secretly fired by Netflix for his toxic behavior on the sets. The actor allegedly went over the heads of showrunners and made last-minute changes without their knowledge.


  • The third season of The Witcher has already been shot with Henry Cavill. Liam Hemsworth replaces him as Geralt of Rivia in the fourth season of the Netflix show.

No more Superman

Far away from Netflix, DC Studios has been brewing its own storm and Henry Cavill seems to be in the deadcenter of it. DC’s new CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran have a whole new set of plans for the superhero franchise. Sadly, Henry Cavill is not part of any.

  • The actor had made a long-awaited comeback to the DCEU through a cameo in Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam this year. Fans were excited but the celebrations were cut short.
  • Henry Cavill began his stint as Superman in 2013’s Man of Steel and continued to be director Zack Snyder’s favorite choice on the screen.
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Henry Cavill in Marvel?

Rumors surfaced online that Henry Cavill had met with Marvel Studios executives to discuss the role of Wonder Man in the MCU. However, this was before the Superman cameo and now Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has bagged it.

Marvel fans have been calling for Henry Cavill’s casting in some amazing roles. The options include Reed Richards in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie and Sentry or Hyperion in The Thunderbolts.

Henry Cavill should be Reed Richards!
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Henry Cavill is also a frontrunner for the role of 007 in the next James Bond movie, following Daniel Craig’s farewell from the franchise. Henry Cavill’s departure from DC and Netflix may have burned old bridges, but new avenues like the new Warhammer Universe have opened up for the actor quite quickly.

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SOURCES: Henry Cavill – Instagram, Reddit, DeuxMoi podcast

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