In a brand-new Marvel’s Fantastic Four fan illustration, Henry Cavill appears to be the ideal MCU Mister Fantastic. Cavill created an impact as the new Superman of our generation as soon as he made his appearance in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel in 2013. He played the part again four more times, including a brief cameo in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and Black Adam, which marked his return to the franchise as the superhero after a long period of uncertainty. Sadly, what was meant to be the beginning of his complete Superman comeback ended up being his last appearance as the Last Son of Krypton.
Despite this setback, Cavill’s departure from the DCU presents him with other chances, like perhaps joining the MCU. While fan-casting options like Captain Britain have surfaced, Reddit user n_droo_yu_el imagines what the actor may be like if he were cast as Reed Richards, nicknamed Mister Fantastic, in a Marvel Studios production. After appointing Matt Shakman from WandaVision to lead the production, Kevin Feige and his crew are presently casting Marvel’s Fantastic Four movie. Given this, the digital artist suggests Cavill take on the role of squad captain. See the fan artwork below:
Can Henry Cavill transition from DCU’s Superman to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
It has been repeatedly demonstrated that there is no animosity between DC and Marvel, despite the perception that there is, as many talented individuals work on both brands. James Gunn, co-CEO of DC Studios, led the development of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Marvel Studios and has indicated that he would be open to collaborating with the studio once his exclusivity deal with Warner Bros. expires. Barry Keoghan and Taika Waititi, as well as Black Manta actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen III, made appearances in both realms. After his appearance in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Abdul-Mateen III will portray Wonder Man in the MCU. Cavill will be able to go from playing Reed Richards in the MCU to playing Superman in the DCU thanks to this.
At this moment, it’s unclear if Marvel Studios is even considering Cavill for the role of Mister Fantastic. The casting for the film has been handled in the strictest of secrecy by Feige and his staff. There have been internet speculations regarding potential actors for Marvel’s First Family in the MCU for the last few months, but there is still no proof that any rumors are true. The beautiful thing is that Cavill can still join the MCU even if he doesn’t turn into Reed Richards. The actor has many potential future parts in the franchise to choose from.