Lets say maybe Hercules or something.
Would you guys be ok if Henry Cavill played a character in the MCU?
Yeah, I’d be down. There’s a lot of different roles I think he could be a good fit for.
Hercules is definitely one, Captain Britain would be the top pick, Hyperion is obvious or Wonder Man, And if they decide to recast Captain America one day I mean just dye his hair blonde and he could do it.
He wasn't that bad in Mission Impossible.
And he's not exactly bad either he just plays what the director asks him to play.
I think Mission Impossible was a role that played to his strengths. Man from UNCLE was extremely wooden, Sand Castle he played a military officer so the stuck-upness worked, but even that wasn't particularly great.
I know a lot of people like him, but he doesn't have that Je ne sais quoi. Imagine if he looked nothing like Superman. People would say he was a terrible choice for the role. Michael Keaton did the heavy lifting to make you believe he was Batman even though he looks almost nothing like the archetype. Tobey Maguire made Spider-Man his own. I can't tell you how perplexed I was that Elijah Wood was cast as Bilbo. Seemed just off. But he made it his own.
I really believe people like Cavill so much because he looks like Superman from the comics, and his acting is passable enough. I am of the full opinion of getting the best actor possible, and worrying about comic-accurate fit later. Cavill is obviously a much better actor, but it does remind me of when people wanted Triple H to be Thor. I think his career is going to look a lot more like Brandon Routh's once this Superman thing is done than it will Chris Hemsworth's.
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