Amid the news that Superman is returning, Henry Cavill is already set to star in a new movie franchise after leaving the Netflix TV show The Witcher.
After leaving the Netflix series The Witcher, Henry Cavill has already found a new franchise to be a part of. Cavill has consistently earned major roles in some of the most popular franchises in entertainment. Early in his career, he was considered a last-ditch contender to play James Bond Casino royale, before Daniel Craig finally landed the role. Years later, Cavill was chosen to play Superman/Clark Kent in Man of Steel; he also reprized his superhero alter ego in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and in Justice League. In addition to Cavill’s work as Geralt of Rivia in the hit television version of The Witcherhis most recent role saw him cast as Sherlock Holmes in the Enola Holmes movie series.
Despite receiving rave reviews and record-breaking viewership, The Witcher lost its lead, with Henry Cavill announcing that the show’s third season will be its last, with Liam Hemsworth taking his place for The Witcher season 4. Not long after this casting news came out, it was revealed that the British actor was part of Guy Ritchie’s upcoming WWII spy movie The Ministry of Unfair Warfare. Indeed, apart from Cavill’s Superman return after his surprise cameo in Black Adamit seems that Cavill has already secured future projects.
The Ministry of Unfair Warfare Could Be a New Franchise
Henry Cavill and Guy Ritchie’s reunion film is based on the 2015 novel by war correspondent Damien Lewis titled Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s secret warriors set Europe ablaze and gave birth to modern Black Ops. The film follows the adventures of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and James Bond creator Ian Fleming as they form a secret World War II combat organization. The secret group, made up of methamphetamine-dependent violent renegade soldiers, implements unconventional techniques to fight Nazi Germany throughout the war.
Given the interesting real-life inspiration behind it The Ministry of Unfair Warfare, the film is seen as the beginning of a new series. Ritchie, along with the producer of the huge blockbuster Top Gun: MaverickJerry Bruckheimer is already planning to shoot the film with the intention of creating a franchise. After all, it can represent a series of fascinating characters, seemingly similar to Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds.
Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare May Have Contributed To Cavill’s Witcher Exit
After Henry Cavill’s departure from The Witcher was announced, speculation arose as to how the team behind the Netflix show prompted him to leave. Though a fan of the franchise and instrumental in bringing the television series to life, he had long expressed disappointment at the writers’ departure from the source material. While his decision to leave may have been surprising and devastating for The Witcher fans, these behind-the-scenes issues may have been the deciding factor. Plus, it can be too tedious for Cavill to juggle multiple franchises at once, especially since he plans to return as Superman and has confirmed his role in future DCEU entries. Participate in the upcoming movie The Ministry of Unfair Warfare is probably more attractive to Henry Cavillbecause portraying another war spy is probably a less demanding role than staying on as Geralt of Rivia.
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