Cavill says coaching for Highlander is about to start “in earnest”

Our favourite Witcher, Henry Cavill, is able to begin chopping heads like its 1536 as he begins prepping for his function as Connor MacLeod within the Highlander reboot.

Talking with varied retailers whereas selling his upcoming motion thriller Argylle, Cavill wouldn’t say a lot concerning his tackle the character initially performed by Christopher Lambert, solely stating his coaching has began “in earnest.”

“The coaching is about to start in earnest. It’s going to be a really lengthy coaching course of, and I am very excited to get into it,” Cavill informed Collider. “There’s solely a lot I can inform you in the meanwhile. I need to hold all the things below wraps for so long as attainable.”

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Launched in 1986, Highlander starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, and Clancy Brown because the unforgettable villain, The Kurgan. The movie chronicles a centuries-old conflict between immortal warriors with the storyline spanning each the previous and present-day.

The movie wasn’t successful on the field workplace because it solely pulled in $12.8 million internationally based mostly on a price range of $19 million; nevertheless, the film’s launch to residence video was extraordinarily common and ultimately helped recoup losses. Its reputation impressed 4 subsequent movies, Highlander 2: The Quickening being absolutely the worst of the bunch with an extraterrestrial storyline later culled within the Particular Version DVD launched in 2004. Different mediums based mostly on the Highlander universe embrace a novel, anime, and a good TV collection starring British actor Adrian Paul as Duncan MacLeod. At one time, Sq. Enix was growing a Highlander online game slated for a 2008 launch. It was canceled in 2010.

With the Highlander historical past lesson out of the best way, the reboot slated for a 2026 theatrical launch, it was rumored Cavill was to star within the Highlander reboot since early final yr, nevertheless it’s come out that he’s been secretly connected during the last 5 years. The movie was solely lately confirmed by John Wick director Chad Stahelski after whispers of the venture first surfaced in 2008. Stahelski has since inked a cope with Lionsgate to take cost of the Highlander franchise going ahead.

Further solid members haven’t been introduced, however we’re curious as to who may fill Clancy Brown’s function as The Kurgan. You’d want somebody as giant as Brown, who’s 6’2”, who will also be intimidating. Possibly Dave Bautista? He’s a big fella himself at 6’4”, and could be slightly scary. So, he may most likely pull it off. That’s simply our opinion, although.

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Argylle Official trailer

Within the meantime, Cavill’s tackle Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod isn’t the one factor followers can sit up for. He’s additionally starring within the upcoming Warhammer 40,000 adaptation for Amazon, which Cavill is worked up to be a part of contemplating he’s been an enormous fan of the tabletop franchise since childhood. However till then, followers of the previous Superman and Geralt of Rivia watch him tackle the function of the spy Argylle.

Set for a theatrical launch in February, the massive price range ($200 million!) Argylle additionally stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, John Cena, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, and Samuel L. Jackson as a result of, as you recognize, he’s in all the things. It was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who additionally directed Kick Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service. The cat within the movie, Chip, belongs to Vaughn’s daughter whom he shares along with his spouse, mannequin Claudia Schiffer, who co-produced the movie.

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