Henry Cavill has officially stepped down from playing Superman, leaving fans wondering what his next move in the superhero genre will be. And now, with the possibility of him joining The Boys as a Wolverine-like character, it could be a perfect opportunity for Cavill to make a hilarious meta commentary on his own experiences.
During the uncertain period between Justice League and Black Adam, fans speculated that Cavill would be a great fit for Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). However, at 40 years old, he might be considered too old for the role Marvel is looking for. Despite the disappointment, The Boys offers a unique opportunity for Cavill to make fun of the situation.
In the world of The Boys, there are parodies of well-known Marvel and DC characters, but there is no character that truly resembles Wolverine. The Boys comics introduce a character named Ground Hawk, who is similar in appearance to Wolverine but has hammers for hands. It would be hilarious if Cavill were cast as this character, allowing both the show and the actor to mock the drama surrounding his real-life superhero casting.
Fans have been eager to see Cavill in the MCU, and Wolverine has always been their top choice for him.
However, it is unlikely that Cavill will be chosen as the MCU's Wolverine, as the X-Men are not expected to appear until phase 7, by which time Cavill will be in his 40s. Wolverine is a character that the studio would want to retain for a long time, making it more likely that a younger actor will be cast.
While fans may have hoped to see him as Wolverine in the MCU, it is more likely that The Boys will provide Cavill with a great platform to showcase his comedic chops and deliver a memorable performance.