Henry Cavill’s 3 Perfect Marvel Roles Could Make Him A Major Part Of The MCU"s Future

  • Henry Cavill is free to join the MCU, with potential roles as Wolverine, Captain Britain, or Doctor Doom.
  • Cavill has revealed that he would like to play Captain Britain in the MCU.
  • Cavill's packed schedule may delay his MCU debut, but cameos or supporting roles may pave the way for a major role later.
Henry Cavill is free to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and there are three perfect roles for the actor that would allow him to have a long run in the franchise. Cavill saw his name become known worldwide for giving life to the most recognizable superhero of all time: Superman. The actor was the star of the first film in the shared DC Extended Universe, 2013's Man of Steel, and went on to appear in a handful of films at DC during the time when the MCU's best movies were coming out.
Now, the timing is right for Cavill to switch sides and move from DC to Marvel. The MCU's Multiverse Saga has proven itself to be quite controversial, with some of its projects breaking negative records for the franchise. At the same time, Cavill is no longer attached to DC's Superman, with James Gunn having recast Clark Kent and picked David Corenswet to take on the role in 2025's Superman. Cavill has been fancast as many characters for Marvel's upcoming movies, and three roles would give him the impactful MCU part Cavill deserves.
Related Every MCU Character Henry Cavill Is Fancast As (& Would It Work?) Henry Cavill is in talks with Marvel to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and as such fans have been speculating just which character he could play. Henry Cavill Is The Ideal Replacement For Hugh Jackman As Wolverine Jackman Is Coming Back For At Least One More Movie Custom image by Felipe Rangel Hugh Jackman has made a name for himself as the most popular actor to come out of Fox's X-Men movie franchise. The actor has played Wolverine since 2000's X-Men, going through different movie timelines, a solo trilogy of movies that went all over the place in terms of quality, and now the MCU. After almost 25 years playing Logan, Jackman will be coming back as a version — or more — of the character in the MCU's Deadpool & Wolverine. However, that does not mean he will be Marvel Studios' Wolverine.
Your browser does not support the video tag. Deadpool & Wolverine's multiversal story is perfect to serve as a finale to Jackman's time as Logan. The movie could do what Avengers: Endgame did, with Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool and Jackman's Wolverine taking some sort of victory lap through Fox's X-Men franchise. Even if Jackman chooses not to hang the claws just yet, the actor is too old to play the MCU's Wolverine. Jackman could continue in the role until Avengers: Secret Wars, with the finale of the MCU's Multiverse Saga also serving as the ending of Jackman's time as Wolverine.
Hugh Jackman is 55 years old, while Henry Cavill is more than a decade younger, at 40.
Then, the path would be open for another actor to take on Wolverine, and Cavill might just be the perfect pick for the role. After playing Superman, the actor deserves to have a major role in the MCU, and Wolverine being the most popular member of the X-Men gives him that. As Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's The Witcher, Cavill showed that he can play a violent, gruff character with a heart like Logan to perfection. The star has the fighting skills, imposing physique, and dramatic chops to make Wolverine a force to be reckoned with.
Related 10 Perfect Casting Choices For The MCU's Cyclops After X-Men '97 Showed The Marvel Hero's Potential After X-Men '97 revitalized Cyclops' image, some actors could turn him into one of the MCU's most popular heroes, making up for Fox's X-Men movies. Henry Cavill’s Major Multiverse Saga Role Could Be Captain Britain The Actor Has Spoken About The Role Before Custom Image by Yailin Chacon While Wolverine would be a big-name role for Cavill in the MCU, there are other ways for the actor to play a major role in the franchise without having to give life to an already-established character. Captain Britain would present the star with the opportunity to leave his mark on the MCU's Multiverse Saga. The character is part of the Captain Britain Corps in the comics, which is a team of different Captain Britains from all over the multiverse who each have to guard their own individual reality.
Cavill is open to playing Captain Britain in the MCU. Rumors about Cavill joining Marvel have existed for quite some time, even during the actors' DC days, and Captain Britain is one of the characters that the former Superman star has frequently been mentioned as a perfect candidate for. Cavill is well aware of those rumors, with the actor having revealed that he would be game to do a modernized version of Captain Britain in the way the MCU updated Captain America with Chris Evans in the role. According to Cavill, "That would be loads of fun to do."
Cavill as Brian Braddock could lead the MCU's Captain Britain Corps, with the multiverse team of heroes balancing the fight against the Council of Kangs.
After a couple of phases without a movie for Earth's Mightiest Heroes, 2026 will see the release of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, bar any further delays to the MCU's schedule. The movie is expected to pit the new Avengers team against the Council of Kangs, which is a team of Kang the Conqueror variants that was introduced during one of the post-credits scenes of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Cavill as Brian Braddock could lead the MCU's Captain Britain Corps, with the multiverse team of heroes balancing the fight against the Council of Kangs.
Henry Cavill As Doctor Doom Would Be A Great Subversion Of Expectations Doom Could Debut In The Fantastic Four Most of the options thrown around for Cavill to join the MCU are heroes, and while it would make sense for the actor to join the franchise that way, it is not the only path for a possible MCU debut for Cavill. The actor has the range to play villainous roles well, and Cavill giving life to Doctor Doom would be a nice way of subverting fans' expectations. As Doom should mostly wear his mask, the character needs someone who can evoke fear with his voice and express emotions through body language, both of which are qualities that Cavill possesses.
Doctor Doom has been present in every movie of the Fantastic Four. With the team set to make its debut next year in Marvel Studios' The Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom is likely to have at least a cameo role in the project, marking his MCU debut. After Kang the Conqueror actor Jonathan Majors was fired, the villain's role in the MCU is up in the air. Given Doctor Doom's importance to the story that inspired the upcoming Avengers: Secret Wars, the character could potentially become the main villain of the Multiverse Saga, and Cavill could get a vital MCU role.
Related 10 Powerful Roles For Henry Cavill In The MCU (That Aren’t Doctor Doom) After portraying Superman in the DCEU, Henry Cavill has been rumored to be joining the MCU, and there are several powerful characters he could become. What Are The Chances Henry Cavill Actually Joins The MCU? The Actor Has A Packed Schedule Ahead Close While there have been rumors of Cavill playing Captain Britain and Doctor Doom, there is no confirmed role for him yet in the MCU. A part of that might be due to Cavill's busy schedule. The actor might have left his two biggest roles — Superman in the DCEU and Geralt in The Witcher — behind; however, Cavill is developing a whole slate of projects based on the Warhammer 40,000 game at Amazon Studios. The actor will also star in the franchise, which will take most of his time for the next few years.
Check out Henry Cavill's upcoming projects below:
Release Date
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
April 19, 2024
Untitled Guy Ritchie project
January 17, 2025
Warhammer 40,000
Cavill's commitments to the Warhammer 40,000 projects could make things difficult for him to have a major MCU role in the coming years. However, that does not mean it will not happen. Henry Cavill has shown that he would be game to join the MCU, and the actor could make a few cameos or appear in supporting roles over the next couple of years until his schedule clears up, setting up his possible MCU character to go on to play a bigger role in the franchise in the future.
Marvel's X-Men Not Yet Rated Marvel's X-Men is the tentative title for the future debut of the legendary Marvel mutant superhero team in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 
Studio(s) Marvel Studios Deadpool & Wolverine R A sequel to the highly successful Deadpool and Deadpool 2 starring Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth. The third film will be the first film in the franchise to be developed under the Marvel Studios banner following Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox. Ryan Reynolds is returning to play the character, alongside Hugh Jackman, reprising his Wolverine role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time. 
Studio(s) Marvel , Maximum Effort Avengers: Secret Wars Not Yet Rated Avengers: Secret Wars is the sixth Avengers film and takes place during phase six of Marvel's Cinematic Universe. The film will see several heroes from the prior phases return and battle against a cosmic threat to rival Thanos, and borrows elements of the Marvel Comics event of the same name.
Studio(s) Marvel Studios Marvel's Fantastic Four Not Yet Rated Marvel's Fantastic Four is the first MCU movie to feature Marvel's First Family in the same live-action universe as the Avengers. It introduces the Marvel Cinematic Universe's version of Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Ben Grimm, and Johnny Storm, and precedes Phase 6's Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.
Studio(s) Marvel Studios


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