Did You Know Robert Downey Jr. Once Auditioned To Play THIS Character Alongside Henry Cavill?

Did You Know Robert Downey Jr. Once Auditioned To Play THIS Character Alongside Henry Cavill?

Superhero genre films and shows are one of the most popular storytelling formats in the world right now. And when we talk about superhero films, one cannot help but discuss Marvel Cinematic Universe. MCU has a plethora of films and shows featuring various popular actors but undoubtedly Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man tops the list. Previously, the actor announced that he will no longer play the role of Iron Man in the forthcoming films. But do you know that once Robert Downey Jr was almost cast as a villain in the DC Extended Universe film Superman opposite Henry Cavill?

Henry Cavill as Clark Kent a.k.a. the Man Of Steel is one of the most popular superheroes from the DCEU. Superman enjoys a massive fan following worldwide and even Marvel fans are in awe of the character. Over the years, we have seen various crossovers between extremely successful actors. But never have we witnessed Robert Downey Jr. and Henry Cavill together in a film. So for what role in the Superman film was Robert Downey Jr considered? Let us find out.

Robert Downey Jr was almost a part of a Superman film

Many of us know that the 2013 film Man of Steel was the start of an iconic director-actor duo, Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill. However, only a few of us know that before Snyder, Joseph McGinty Nicho had almost become the front-runner of the film. Sadly, it never happened as the director had a fallout with Warner Bros before the 2006 film Superman Returns. The Charlie’s Angles director revealed how he wanted to cast Robert Downey Jr. as supervillain Lex Luthor.

McGinty added, “We had Robert Downey Jr. locked up to be Lex Luthor, which I think would have been extraordinary. Ironically, we liked Henry Cavill a lot, but we hadn’t cast him yet. Although it was not Cavill Brandon Routh who played Superman it would have been extremely entertaining to see Robert in a DC film. Considering Robert’s latest look on social media, Lex Luthor would be an apt role for the actor.

Upcoming projects of Henry Cavill

Recently, Cavill has been making the headlines with his much-anticipated sequel Enola Holmes 2. As of late, we do not have any news on Cavill’s upcoming films. But his return to DCEU with Black Adam has made things even more exciting as fans may see Cavill in the upcoming DC projects now.

ALSO READ: Amidst the ‘Superman’ Return and ‘The Witcher’ Exit, Henry Cavill Talks About His Character, Sherlock Holmes, and the Challenges That He Faced

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