Marvel fans are wondering when Hercules will arrive in the MCU after it was revealed that Zeus will appear in it Thor: Love and Thunder, and Henry Cavill has emerged as a fan favorite for the role. It was previously reported that Russell Crowe would be featured in Thor 4, but his role was not revealed. On Thursday, Russell Crowe revealed he would play the god Zeus, and it wasn’t long before Hercules was trending on Twitter.
Like Zeus, Hercules is based on a god of the same name from Greek mythology. Both characters have appeared in Marvel comic books, but neither had appeared in the MCU until now. When Zeus is going to make a cameoThor 4, then it makes sense that the arrival of Hercules cannot be too far behind. If and when the god arrives, the big question is, who will play the iconic character?
Henry Cavill gets a lot of fans suggesting his name for the role for a variety of reasons. Some post images of the actor looking pale and gruff, showing that he is physically eligible to play the Greek god. His potential casting could also mean an interesting reunion with Crowe, who played Cavill’s father Jor-El in the DCEUs. Man of Steel. Since Hercules is the son of Zeus, Crowe and Cavill would portray father and son in both the DCEU and the MCU.
It is certainly clear that many people want to see Cavill as Hercules. On Twitter a fan asks: “Does Russell Crowe Zeus play in Thor: Love & Thunder mean we can finally get Henry Cavill as Hercules ??? “
“When Hercules enters the MCU, it’s ONLY the role of Henry Cavill,” said another fan.
A Cavill fan eager to facilitate the fantasy casting, tweeted, “I need Henry Cavill to play Hercules in Thor Love and Thunder. I’ll do whatever it takes to get that part.”
“MCU needs a Hercules. Don’t say more,” someone else says, juxtaposing photos of Cavill and Marvel’s Hercules.
After one fan campaigned for Cavill as Hercules with a GIF of the bearded and shirtless actor, another replied, “Okay, I agree, Henry Cavill should play Hercules.”
Meanwhile, other fans would just get tickled seeing Cavill enter the MCU after DC and Warner Bros. dragged Superman for years. After the lead role Man of SteelCavill’s Clark Kent can only be seen in the DCEU’s various crossover films. ASuperman reboot in the works at Warner Bros. seems to suggest that Man of Steel 2 isn’t happening, and some Marvel fans feel like they are leaving the DCEU for the MCU as Hercules would be a good way to return to DC.
“When Henry Cavill finally plays MCU Hercules after more than 5 years of WB with their feet on a Superman project with him, I’m going to cluck so hard,” says a popular tweet.
Regardless, Cavill’s potential debut in the MCU as Hercules or another character may or may not ever happen, but Crowe will be seen as Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder. That movie will be released on May 6, 2022. As for Cavill, fans of the actor can look forward to seeing him again as Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming second season of The Witcher, which will hit Netflix in late 2021.
Subjects: Thor 4