There can be only one…till you get Superman. Well, if there can only be one, then Henry Cavill can’t go wrong. Deadline reported that the actor, known as Superman in three DC movies and “Geralt of Livia” in Netflix’s “The Witcher,” is selected in Lionsgate’s Highlander reboot. The film is directed by Chad Stahelski, who ushered in a new modern era in collaboration with John Wick.
However, it is unclear whether Stahlsky’s “Highlander” is a remake or a complete reimagining, meaning we don’t know if Cavill is reshaping Connor McLeod’s immortal role initially played Christopher Lambert. In the original film in 1986, Lambert played a 16th-century Scotsman who learned that he was part of a race of immortal warriors involved in an ancient conflict. Stop me; he can be just one. Clancy Brown, dressed in leather, plays El Kurgan, McLeod’s fiercest enemy.
In contrast, Sean Connery plays a man named Juan Sanchez-Villalovos Ramírez, Egyptian Immortal-86 years old, my dear! -Who became McLeod’s mentor. This is a genuinely wild sci-fi action-adventure that gave birth to the entire series, including three drama film sequels and two live-action TV series. As for Cavill, the former Clark Kent has a few years to go.
Henry Cavill is currently filming the second season of “The Witcher,” followed by the sequel to last year’s Enola Holmes (Enola Holmes). Both projects apply to Netflix only.