3 Henry Cavill Movies You May Not Know About

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s superman! You automatically thought of Henry Cavill, didn’t you? It’s difficult to discuss the Superman movies without associating them with this actor, and it’s not hard to see why. Henry Cavill nailed his role!

You probably also recognize him from his role on The Witcher as Geralt of Rivia. He’s the lone and hunted hero that kills monsters for money. His internal moral compass is his guide, but it often gets him in trouble with the bad guys. 

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Some people speculate that The Witcher was meant to fill the gaping hole left by the end of Game of Thrones, but one thing is clear; there was no one better suited to play the role of Geralt of Rivia than Henry Cavill. This actor has, however, held several roles on the small-screen, proving he’s a lot more than superman.

1. Immortals

The Immortals is a 2011 action-fantasy movie that follows Hyperion, a power-hungry king who uses his ruthless army to destroy Greece. He wants to find an invincible weapon, the long-lost Bow of Epirus, so that he can use his newly found power to become the ultimate ruler by casting out the gods from Mount Olympus. 

In his quest for this weapon, he burns multiple villages, leaving the corpses of innocent people in his wake. This is where Henry Cavill comes into play; he plays the role of Theseus, a mortal man who is told by a sibylline oracle that he’s been chosen by the gods to fight this ruthless despot. 

In his interview with Men’s Health, Henry Cavill revealed that he has to get a body worthy of a Greek God for this movie since he had his shirt off most of the time. He also stated that it was his first time playing a role that required him to stay shirtless that much. To get in shape, he went on a 6-month strict diet and had martial art training for the fight scenes.  

2. Enola Holmes

If you’re a fanatic of the Sherlock Holmes movies, then there’s a high chance that you’ve watched Enola Holmes. This series is expertly crafted and follows the life of Sherlock’s teen sister, who finds out her mother is missing and decides to go on an adventure to find her.

This film, set in England, 1884,  is captivating, witty, and keeps more people glued to their screens. On her 16th birthday, Enola wakes up to an odd assortment of gifts from her mother, who has disappeared but has left no clues as to her whereabouts. 

She’s left under the care of her 2 brothers Sherlock and Mycroft, who want to send her away for a school suitable for ‘proper’ young ladies. Enola, however, sets on a thrilling journey to find her mother and bumps into a runaway lord, where they both try to unravel a mystery that threatens to destroy life as they know it. 

Henry Cavill plays the role of Sherlock. The director, Harry Bradbeer, mentioned that he cast Henry because he needed someone who could strike the ideal balance between heat and humor. 

3. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is a 2015 Guy Ritchie film that’s about a CIA agent from the 1960s who partners with a KGB operative to dismantle a mysterious criminal organization. Despite not being on good terms, the two agents must work together to stop this organization from causing a global catastrophe using nuclear weapons.  

Henry Cavill plays Napoleon Solo; the CIA agent tasked with maintaining the balance between the United States and the Soviet Union, who are on the brink of war. 

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