The recent months haven’t been kind to Henry Cavill. After losing his The Witcher role to Liam Hemsworth, the actor may have just lost another high-profile role to another Hemsworth.
Cavill, perhaps best known for his role as Clark Kent / Superman in DC Films, was set to star in the remake of Highlander. But, if you believe a Giant Freakin Robot report, the actor has been dropped from the project, with Chris Hemsworth targeted as his replacement in the remake of the cult classic.
It is very disappointing for Cavill to be let go from the Highlander. He would have been fit for the role of Connor MacLeod, especially considering his recent portrayal of Geralt in the Netflix series The Witcher.
This is the third project where Cavill has been dropped in less than six months.
The actor made a not-so-surprising return as Superman in Black Adam after his brief cameo in the DC movie was heavily teased by Dwayne Johnson. Cavill officially announced his return as Superman shortly after Black Adam premiered in theaters much to the excitement of fans.
After returning as Superman, Cavill left The Witcher series and revealed that Liam Hemsworth would be replacing him in the lead role in season 4. Liam is the younger brother of Thor star Chris, who is rumored to be taking over the Highlander role.
Less than two months after announcing his return to DC as the Man of Steel, newly appointed co-CEO of DC Studios James Gunn announced that Cavill would not be part of the DC Universe. Gunn is reportedly looking for a younger star for the role of Superman as DC embarks on a "soft reboot" of its superhero universe.
But, while Cavill has lost another role in a short amount of time, his departure from the Highlander remake might be due to scheduling conflicts - not loss of stock, or so to speak.
Cavill, who is a hardcore gamer and fan of everything nerdy, is currently working on the Warhammer 40,000 series for the popular streaming platform, Prime Video. Cavill is also rumored to be returning for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2, with Guy Ritchie returning to write and direct the sequel.
Chad Stahelski will be directing the Highlander reboot. Stahelski is best known for his work in directing the John Wick series of films with the latest entry, John Wick: Chapter 4, which is set to premiere in March. In addition to this, the director is also working on the live-action adaptation of Ghost of Tsushima that's currently in production.
Interestingly, Chris Hemsworth stated not long ago that he is taking a break from acting due to his heightened risk of him developing Alzheimer’s disease following a series of tests he took during the filming of Limitless, a documentary series on Disney+.
Hemsworth most recently made a solo MCU appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder, which might be his last.
Highlander was panned by critics when it was released and was a box-office bomb. The movie did gain a cult following and spawned three more films, a made-for-TV movie, several live-action and animated TV series along with other media.