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Henry Cavill is getting ready to chop heads like it’s 1536, as he prepares for his role as Connor MacLeod. Highlander reboot.
Speaking with various outlets while promoting his upcoming action thriller Argylle, Cavill wouldn’t say much regarding his take on the character originally played by Christopher Lambert, only stating his training has started “in earnest.”
“The training is about to begin in earnest. It’ll be a very long training process, and I’m very excited to get into it,” Cavill told Collider. “There’s only so much I can tell you at the moment. I want to keep things under wraps for as much time as possible.
Highlander was released in 1986 and starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown. The Kurgan, the villain, is a memorable character. The film is a chronicle of a centuries old war between immortal fighters.
The film wasn’t a success at the box office as it only pulled in $12.8 million internationally based on a budget of $19 million; however, the movie’s release to home video was extremely popular and eventually helped recoup losses. Its popularity led to four further films. Highlander 2 – The Quickening being absolutely the worstThe Special Edition DVD, released in 2004, was the only one with an extraterrestrial plot. The Highlander universe has also been adapted into a novel, an anime, and a decent TV seriesThe film stars British actor Adrian Paul in the role of Duncan MacLeod. Square Enix developed a Highlander videogame that was scheduled for release in 2008. It was canceled by 2010.
It was rumored that Cavill would star in the Highlander remake, which was scheduled for a 2026 release. Since early last month, but it’s come out that he’s been secretly attached over the last five years. Chad Stahelski, the director of John Wick, confirmed the film only recently after rumors about it first appeared in 2008. Stahelski, who has been in charge of the Highlander series since 2008, has signed a contract with Lionsgate.
Additional cast members have not been announced, but we’re curious as to who might fill Clancy Brown’s role as The Kurgan. You’d need someone as large as Brown, who is 6’2”, who can also be intimidating. Dave Bautista perhaps? He’s a large fella himself at 6’4”, and can be rather scary. He could probably pull it off. That’s just our opinion, though.
In the meantime, Cavill’s take on Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod isn’t the only thing fans can look forward to. He’s also starring in the upcoming Warhammer 40,000 adaptation for Amazon, which Cavill is excited to be part of considering he’s been a huge fan of the tabletop franchise Since childhood. Fans of the former Superman, Geralt of Rivia, and Geralt can watch him play the spy Argylle until then.
The big budget ($200 Million!) Argylle also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, John Cena, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, and Samuel L. Jackson because, as you know, he’s in All of us are able to do this.. Matthew Vaughn directed the film, who has also directed Kick Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kick Ass 2. Chip, the cat that appears in the film, is Vaughn’s daughter. He shares her with his wife Claudia Schiffer, a model who coproduced the film.