Henry Cavill has played a tonne of iconic characters. Now fans want him to step into Westeros. But the star has some different views on it
Henry Cavill is a bonafide Hollywood star. He has starred in at least three major franchises and plenty of original projects. The actor is also known for his passion for gaming. As such, he’s enjoys a large fan following worldwide. But fans aren’t satisfied with his existing projects. They want to see him in another beloved franchise, Game of Thrones. So Henry Cavill weighed in on whether fans will see him in Westeros
The list of Henry Cavill’s acting credits include Sherlock Holmes in Netflix’s Enola Holmes series, Superman in the DCEU, Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher (which he recently left), and more. But fans want to see him in House of the Dragon too. More specifically they want to see him playing a Targaryen. For months fans have made artwork of Henry as various Targaryen characters who haven’t appeared in the series as of yet.
But what does Henry Cavill think of going to Westeros and riding a dragon? He was asked this by Josh Horowitz in the Happy Sad Confused podcast. The actor replied:
“I think it would be nice to be in Westeros, I really do. But I don’t think there’s a place for me there. To be fair, when I was watching House of the Dragon, I was like ‘I feel like a lot of these guys could make really good Witchers.'”
It’s certainly true that the white haired Targaryen actors could easily fit into the world of The Witcher. Check out the video below at around the 34:40 min mark.
As per fan rumors and fanart, it seems like people want Henry to play Aegon the Conqueror. King Aegon Targaryen the first conquered the seven kingdoms and made the Iron Throne out of the swords of his enemies. He rode the dragon Balerion, the Black Dread, who was the largest dragon in the history of Westeros. Another character fans would like for him to play is Maegor Targaryen.
Maegor Targaryen was the third Targaryen King and the first one who succumbed to the madness that is said to affect the line of dragon riders. He was said to have a large frame with huge arms. Maegor was also known for being a skilled warrior. But he was more famed for being a cruel ruler.
Both of these characters are perfect for Henry Cavill to step into if he ever gets the opportunity. And we must comment that specifically Maegor Targaryen’s physical build does resemble Henry’s large frame. As such, playing either of the kings will be a great match for him.
Stay tuned for more updates.