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Upcoming Henry Cavill Movies You Need To Know About

Seems like ages ago that super-fans the world over were going gaga over the arrival of a then-relatively-unknown actor who'd boldly stepped into the iconic cape of DC's Superman. Truth is, not even a decade has passed since Henry Cavill made his first appearance as the last son of Krypton in Zack Snyder's divisive superhero flick Man of Steel. The years since that star-making turn have been a full-tilt roller coaster ride for Cavill, who's scored raves for his work in the underrated spy flick The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and the blockbuster hit Mission: Impossible – Fallout, while mostly earning jeers for the two Man of Steel follo-wups Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

Most recently, Cavill scored another unexpected hit in the guise of the epic Netflix fantasy series The Witcher, on which he portrays a fearsome monster hunter adrift in the equally perilous world of humans. Such a success has The Witcher become that Netflix has already greenlit a second season. While we can only imagine Cavill is hoping a steady streaming series will help level off his unfairly topsy-turvy career, the charismatic actor already has a few big-screen appearances lined up that are sure to keep audiences invested for years to come.

Henry Cavill will be resurrected (again) in Zack Snyder's Justice League

One of Cavill's biggest upcoming movies is a shocker, but it's also not really a new role for the actor or his co-stars. The movie in question is, of course, Zack Snyder's Justice League, which will now be finished for release on the HBO Max streaming platform sometime in 2021. If you've been following the ongoing #ReleasetheSnyderCut saga over the past few years, you know fans have been clamoring to get a look at the director's cut of Justice League pretty much since the day the largely derided, re-shot, and re-written Joss Whedon version made its debut in 2017.

Whatever your stance on Snyder's dour take on the DC universe, it's inarguably unfortunate he didn't get to finish Justice League the way he intended a few years back. There's obviously no telling whether Snyder's cut of Justice League would've fared any better than Whedon's at the box office, but it might have been nice to have some sort of continuity in the tone of the film, instead the mishmash of vibes running through the version we've seen. 

In any case, the Snyder Cut of Justice League is officially on the way thanks to a multi-million dollar influx of finishing funds from HBO. Expect to see Cavill suited up as Supes the way Snyder originally wanted him to be.

Henry Cavill will play an iconic detective in Enola Holmes

While Cavill will be resurrected once again for the Snyder Cut of Justice League, he's already got a film in the can that will see him portraying a completely different kind of hero — one who's been a staple on screens over the past decade-plus. That hero is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's literary sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Cavill is set to appear as the famed detective in the upcoming literary adaptation Enola Holmes.

No, Enola Holmes isn't based on a prior story from Doyle's famed Sherlock canon. And no, Cavill's Sherlock will probably not be solving the central mystery in the forthcoming film. In fact, Cavill's Sherlock will apparently be very much a supporting player in Enola Holmes. Sherlock's titular teenaged sister, played by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, is front and center throughout the film, based on Nancy Springer's ongoing series of young adult novels.  

The first of Springer's books will fuel the narrative of Enola Holmes. It find the young sleuth on the trail of her missing mother (Helena Bonham Carter), enlisting the help of her famed brothers Sherlock and Mycroft (Sam Claflin) to crack the case. The film, directed by Fleabag helmer Harry Bradbeer, has recently been acquired by Netflix, and is slated to hit the platform later this year.

Henry Cavill will apparently again portray the Man of Steel in one DC flick or another

Just as HBO Max's announcement that the Snyder Cut of Justice League was real and will be hitting the platform in 2021 was a jaw-dropper, it was followed by another genuinely surprising proclamation: Cavill is looking to suit up as Superman for another big-screen appearance (via Deadline). 

It's been well documented in recent years that Cavill wasn't quite ready to give up on his most famous role, but given the uncertainties that sprung up from the disappointing releases of Batman v Superman and Justice League, there weren't many people who actually thought Warner Bros. execs — who've already moved on from Ben Affleck's Batman — would bring him back for a new film.

There's a pretty big catch to the reports that Cavill is still Warner Bros.' Superman: He won't be playing the hero in a Superman standalone film. Rather, it was reported Cavill's Superman will be turning up as a supporting player in one or more future DC films. It's unclear which flicks DC and Warner Bros. are eyeing for Supes' return, but there's a safe bet he'll make an appearance in the sequel to 2019's Shazam! Should he skip an appearance in Shazam! 2, it's just as likely he'll be in Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam flick.