Henry Cavill’s rumored MCU role “confirmed” (and it’s not what you’re expecting)

Henry Cavill may be about to make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in an unexpected role.

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As fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continue to discuss the future of the franchise, one name that often comes up in those conversations is Henry Cavill.

Cavill is known for his role as Superman in the DC Extended Universe, but he's also made his presence felt in other pop-culture phenomenons such as Netflix's The Witcher, and he'll be leading an Amazon Prime Video series adaptation of video game franchise Warhammer 40K. He is also one of the fan-favorite choices to play the next James Bond. And yet, fans are still longing for him to join the MCU.

It sounds like that could become a reality sooner rather than later, but it might not be in the capacity fans were expecting.

Henry Cavill could play a Wolverine variant in the MCU

According to Marvel scooper CanWeGetSomeToast, Henry Cavill will appear in the upcoming Deadpool and Wolverine to play a variant of Wolverine. Taking to social media platform X (formerly Twitter), they said they can "confirm" that Cavill will play the role in the movie and added that fans will be "very pleased" with his appearance.

They aren't alone in claiming that either, as Twitter user Cryptic4KQual (who has also been reliable with scoops and reveals in the past) also alluded to him playing that role.

While Marvel Studios has yet to confirm Cavill's involvement in the MCU, this wouldn't be the most outlandish idea. Hugh Jackman will be reprising his role as Wolverine from the Fox X-Men movie series for the first time since 2017's Logan, alongside Ryan Reynolds who plays Deadpool. However, as we are in the MCU's Multiverse Saga, multiple versions of the same character appearing in the one project is actually quite possible (just look at Spider-Man: No Way Home and Loki!).

Right now, the running theory is that Cavill could be playing a version of Old Man Logan from the Marvel Comics. He is rumored to don a brown coat for the part, which is a staple of the character's attire in the source material. To say that fans would be thrilled with that would be an understatement.

While Cavill's name had been thrown around in the Wolverine conversations on occasion by fans, it seemed much more likely that he would play Captain Britain or Doctor Doom. He was heavily rumored to play the latter in recent months due to the Fantastic Four movie casting getting underway (and the rumors that the MCU was looking for a new big bad after potentially moving away from Kang the Conqueror). With Doctor Doom now becoming a realistic possibility within the MCU, there were a lot of fans hoping Cavill would play the part.

If Cavill does appear in Deadpool and Wolverine as a variant of Logan, it will undoubtedly be an epic moment, but it could also receive a divisive response from fans who were hoping to see the actor play a more long-term part in the MCU.

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