Henry Cavill has accepted a Marvel role, but no it's not Doctor Doom

It seems Henry Cavill has taken Marvel up on a role in the MCU, but no it's not going to be Doctor Doom.

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DC's loss is about to become Marvel's gain. After parting ways with Henry Cavill in favor of casting a new Superman to lead the DC Universe, Marvel Studios has swept in and is about to bring the former Man of Steel into the MCU -- just not in the role that the internet might have had you believing at first.

Over the weekend, rumors began swirling online that Cavill was set to take on the role of the iconic supervillain Victor Von Doom, aka Doctor Doom. According to the rumors that were circulating online, Cavill was said to be set to make his debut as Doctor Doom in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie. One false report even went as far as citing Variety as a source for the news in a tweet that went viral and had Marvel fans in a frenzy.

It didn't take long before many reputable Marvel insiders took to Twitter to dispute the claims that Cavill had been cast in the role of Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four, including Daniel Richtman, who is known for his industry scoops.

Henry Cavill was never offered the role of Doctor Doom

While Marvel Studios tends to keep their cards close to their chest making it hard to know what is going on behind closed doors, industry insiders are a constant source for reports. Although we've learned to take them with a grain of salt, many insiders have proven to be incredibly trustworthy, breaking major Marvel and DC news long before the studios finally confirm the rumors directly.

Among the insiders who responded to the Henry Cavill Doctor Doom casting rumors was My Time To Shine Hello, a trusted scooper with a track record for revealing major Marvel and DC news. According to the account, Cavill was never offered the role of Doctor Doom. He was, however, offered a different role which he happily accepted.

We should find out what Henry Cavill's role in the MCU will be soon

As My Time to Shine Hello attempted to debunk the news about Henry Cavill being cast as Doctor Doom, he confirmed that Cavill had accepted a different role in the MCU. This reveal was met with some skepticism from some fans which is when the insider doubled down with a tease that hints Marvel will soon be announcing Cavill's casting.

With the tease from My Time to Shine Hello, it seems likely that Cavill will be a part of a Marvel project that is coming soon or perhaps set to soon begin filming. Given he's been ruled out as Doctor Doom, speculation has begun running rampant regarding who Cavill might be playing.

Some fans have begun speculating that perhaps Cavill will be playing the Silver Surfer, another iconic character connected to the Fantastic Four, while others believe Cavill might be coming in as a replacement for a departing actor.

There are a lot of rumors that Cavill was offered the role of Sentry and could be replacing Steven Yeun in the role for Marvel's Thunderbolts. This would defintely make sense given we know Thunderbolts will begin production in March or April, so Marvel will soon need to confirm who is coming on board to replace Yeun in the role.

Henry Cavill has expressed interest in Captain Britain

Another character that has often been associated with Henry Cavill is Captain Britain, this is a character who has yet to make their MCU debut which is precisely why Cavill has expressed interest in the role.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cavill made it clear he was not interested in a character who was already in the MCU and name-dropped Captain Britain as a character he would be interested in taking on should Marvel look to bring the character into the MCU.

“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. 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.”

Of course, Captain Britain isn't exactly a character that has been on Marvel's radar or who is connected to an upcoming Marvel project. So the odds of Cavill playing Captain Britain seem low unless Marvel is planning something big that they've been keeping under the radar.

Regardless of who Cavill ends up playing, stealing the actor away from DC is a brilliant move on Marvel's part and fans are eager to see who he might be playing.