HIGHLANDER Reboot with Henry Cavill Set to Film Next Year!

By: John M Jerva

It’s been a long minute since John Wick helmer Chad Stahelski signed on to direct a reboot of Highlander. It looked like it might never happen, which might please some people, as years have gone by. Roughly six months ago, it was announced that Superman himself Henry Cavill was attached to star in the film but since then it’s been radio silent.

Well for good or bad, depending how you feel about the project, it looks like the Highlander reboot will finally go in front of the cameras sometime next year.

The Hollywood Reporter recently interviewed Cavill and in their opening, it was stated that the movie will indeed film in 2022. They even shedded more light on what we can expect from Stahelski’s take on the iconic film.

Next year he’ll shoot Highlander, a new version on the immortal swordsman action-fantasy (which sources say netted the actor at least a $5 million payday). Cavill says Stahelski’s vision is a more grounded-in-reality take than the original movies and show, and will likely play a bit more like a modern tragedy.

The Highlander reboot has been kicking around since 2008 and has seen numerous actors attached to play the lead which included Tom Cruise and noted actors like Dave Bautista and Vinnie Jones attached to play the Kurgan which was played so memorably by Clancy Brown in the original.

There is no word as of yet if Cavill will be playing Connor MacCleod or another new character entirely. I feel that they should go with a new one and put their own spin on it. I know that reboots and remakes are thought of as cancer amongst fans but with Stahelski and Cavill involved, I’m on board to see what they come up with. After all, watching Cavill on The Witcher and it just looks like a winning audition for Highlander. The below video should win an argument for him doing the movie. Tell me he wouldn’t knock it out of the park.

Cavill will be seen next in the second season of Netflix’s hit series The Witcher which hits the streaming service on December 17th. The actor has even mentioned that he’s still down with playing the Man of Steel and I think Warner Bros will be making a huge mistake if they don’t let him.

“The cape is still in the closet,” the actor stated. “There is still a lot of storytelling for me to do as Superman, and I would absolutely love the opportunity”

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Source: THR

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