As noted in articles like this one, Spiel Times, Internet discussion sure Henry Cavill has signed an agreement to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In previous years, he was supposed to portray the MCU version of Captain Britain (British Captain America… no, seriously, that’s the guy’s whole personality). Another rumor circulating now is that Cavill has landed the role of Hyperion (Marvel Superman). However, the most common theory – or perhaps just the most prevailing hope – is that he was cast as Doctor Doom.
Mind you, the D23 Expo didn’t confirm any of this, but it’s easy to see why Cavill’s Doctor Doom attracted fans. First, the Fantastic Four, which sees Doctor Doom as the main comic book villain, is one of the most anticipated projects to come to Marvel’s development. Secondly, Cavill is loved for his widely advertiseda dutiful bore who studies source material to inform his characters like Superman and Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher.
Third, and perhaps most importantly, it’s not hard to imagine his potential entry into the MCU as a reward for being sidelined by the DCEU. Many fans believe that Warner Bros. did not treat Cavill’s time as Superman with due respect (via Soon). In short, the internet wants Cavill to have another chance to play in a major superhero franchise and Doctor Doom to be an epic role worthy of his talents.