Henry Cavill Is Paramount’s Top Choice For Star Trek 4


After DC could-have-been, Henry Cavill is reported to be Paramount’s choice to be part of the Star Trek 4 cast. Should the current rumour be true, there is a chance that we will see Cavill take on another geek gem to his nerd-king crown. And I mean that really respectfully because fans know he is proud about being both.

It is no secret that the actor chases after parts he is genuinely interested in. The classic example would be Cavill playing Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher series. Even in the making of the first season, the actor shared how much he constantly got hold of his agent to ensure he got a chance to become the White Wolf.

That is because he became engrossed in the videogame and, eventually, the novels. Production even acknowledged him as the “Witcher Encyclopedia” for details during the development of the series.

However, the actor no longer shares the direction the series was going in and has passed on the medallion to Liam Hemsworth for the fourth season. Season 3 will be Cavill’s last as Geralt, coming this year.

Because the actor seems to be more available now, considering he is no longer DCU’s Superman for the DC slate that James Gunn and Peter Safran are developing, other studios may be keen on casting him for their own franchise.

Aside from bagging the rights for Warhammer 40K, which he is very much excited about, the actor is expected to appear in Argylle, Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, The Rosie Project and Squadron 42, which is a video game in production.

Henry Cavill Could Be Part Of Paramount’s Star Trek 4

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Perhaps Paramount has eyes on the possibility of getting Cavill on board for the fourth full-length feature film from the Kelvinverse. Giant Freakin Robot reports that the studio wants to cast the actor for an undisclosed role. They have even leaned on the possibility of a villainous role for the former Man of Steel.

It won’t be hard to imagine Cavill in the Star Trek franchise. He will look sharp in the Federation uniform, even as a good guy. Any chances of him being a villain, he could also transform into an enigmatic alien race.

Checking out the top villains from previous episodes and series, there is a good chance that Cavill could take on the character of Q. Any Trekkie would know who Q is and how much of a challenge he has posed to the Enterprise crew. Neither is he bound by conditions of the physical universe, matter or time.

Could Star Trek 4 be preparing for the theatrical debut of Q in the Kelvinverse?

Another character from the original series, which began as part of the crew and grew to become a villain, is Gary Mitchell. In what could be one of the most memorable episodes of the original series, the character initially appeared as an excellent ally to Captain Kirk. Mitchell was the navigator for the USS Enterprise. However, he came to gain supernatural powers after radiation exposure from a Galactic Barrier.

Mitchell could also be a possible character in the upcoming Star Trek 4. Cavill could be part of the crew first.

Could Henry Cavill Be A Villain In Paramount’s Star Trek 4

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In the original episode, Mitchell became less and less in touch with his humanity as his powers increased. Fans consider Mitchell as the one that set the standard for future antagonists of the original series. One that has different dimensions and is somewhat understandable despite unacceptable courses of action towards the crew.

Mitchell will definitely pose as someone who will challenge Chris Pine’s, Captain Kirk. The captain may also question his own decisions and philosophy from possible points Mitchell can make.

Should Henry Cavill be a front-runner for a role in the fourth movie in development in the Kelvinverse, Paramount could have so many roles for him to fill. These are but two of those possible roles.

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