Henry Cavill is just shifting from being one immortal demigod to the next. He is the former Superman now in the DC movies. Currently, he is in talks with Chad Stahelski (the director of John Wick) to play the role of Highlander. Chad Stahelski, the director of all the John Wick movies, will be the director of this film.
People who have no idea about who Highlander is; it was released way back in 1986. This movie showed us about a generation of immortal fighters and warriors. They are the last ones alive and standing in a war that has been going on for centuries now. These warriors die once their head is cut off their neck. If the number of warriors starts getting low, then they fight in an event, which they call the Gathering. The one who wins gets the ultimate power of being immortal. This is the pace from where the tagline comes into existence- There can be only one.
Henry Cavill will be seen as Highlander in the remake of the movie.
Earlier in the movie, we had seen Christopher Lambert being an immortal, among many others. He was born in the sixteenth century in the highlands of Scotland. He was then trained by Sean Connery, according to the ways of the immortals. Sean Connery plays the role of a Spaniard in this movie. After many centuries we see Highlander is residing in New York, and at the time of the iconic war event, Gathering comes near. So Highlander must defeat his rivals in order to become the ultimate immortal. His rival is Kurgan, who is an evil and dangerous warrior. Clancy Brown has portrayed this character. In addition, he has given the voice of the very famous SpongeBob Square pants as Mr. Krabs.
The entire film has showcased a lot of world-building and lore. It is filled with flashbacks from the 16th century, where all the demigods are fighting and killing each other with deadly weapons. In addition, there is a Queen song that is really “kick-ass.”
It is very difficult to imagine such a situation where the pair casting could have been any better than Stahelski and Henry Cavill. This is not the actor’s first venture into playing a mythical figure who has to know how to use a big sword. The actor has not only impressed the audience with his roles in Enola Holmes and Justice League, but he has also done a great job in playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, the monster hunter. This role was in the show The Witcher, which can be found on Netflix. He was also seen alongside Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible- Fallout.
If we talk about Stahelski, he is working on several other films at this very moment. In January, it was announced that there would be a movie adaptation of the famous game Ghost of Tsushima. The actor will be seen playing a significant role in the movie. In addition, the actor is also involved in John Wick 4, which will release next year.