6 Years Before Being Guy Ritchie’s Hero for Next Flick, Henry Cavill Was Challenged for a Fight by ‘Rebel Moon’ Actor

Published 09/06/2023, 8:52 AM EDT

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Henry Cavill, throughout his career, has portrayed various characters. To showcase his range, the English star became a superhero while also acing the role of a historical fictional character. Early in his career, The Witcher actor also tried to land projects to suit his personality and expand his abilities. 6 years before pairing up with Guy Ritchie for his upcoming flick, the British actor got challenged by the Rebel Moon actor.

The 40-year-old actor and Guy Ritchie are working on their upcoming project together. The film is a spy thriller, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. However, before pairing with this renowned director, his fellow English actor challenged him.

Henry Cavill was challenged by a fellow British actor to be in the Guy Ritchie film

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Guy Ritchie is a brilliant director with whom the actors love to work. Now, amidst all his famous and stunning films, there came an epic fantasy action-adventure film in 2017, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. The movie saw Charlie Hunnam as the lead actor, who is going to appear in Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon soon. But did you know, he came to London especially to meet the director to be in the film? Upon his arrival, the actor told Ritchie he knew other actors were auditioning for the same role. Now, this was where he challenged the Enola Holmes actor to fight against him.

Originally, the British director’s concerns were regarding Hunnam’s physique. The role he wanted to play in the film needed to be physically strong. Therefore, The Gentlemen star told Richie to bring other 3 actors who were auditioning for the same role. He challenged those actors to fight against him, as he revealed during his interview with ET in 2017, that the one who would walk out of the room would get the role.

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Although it sounds thrilling, they did not actually fight. In fact, because of his sheer dedication and strong desire, Guy Ritchie gave the role to Charlie Hunnam. Interestingly, during his interview, he never revealed the names of any actors. However, when the interviewer asked him about it, he hinted, “One of them wears a cape,” after refusing to give out names.

Although Cavill did not get the role then, in the flick, he is now working with the 54-year-old director.

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In 2015, both British celebrities worked together in a film called The Man from U.N.C.L.E. After all these years, the franchise got the green light for a sequel. Therefore, The Tudors actor will come back as Napoleon Solo in the sequel. Moreover, he is going to star in a spy movie, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare based on the book of the same name.

 

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Cavill even posted pictures of the initial photography of the film on his Instagram handle. Despite the actor taking a grand exit from two of the most iconic roles, he is coming back with a bang in the upcoming projects.

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Are you excited about this upcoming project? How do you think the fight between Charlie Hunnam and Henry Cavill would have gone? Tell us in the comments below.

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Neha Chande

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Meet Neha Chande, an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, who has written more than 1100 articles. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Neha believes in unbiased journalism. Before delving into her passion for writing and cinema, she taught English and communication skills as a facilitator and lecturer.

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