The Witcher's Henry Cavill To Star In Highlander Reboot - Report

Cavill is said to be lined up to play a lead role in the new Highlander.


The Witcher's Henry Cavill may star in an upcoming reboot of Highlander from John Wick director Chad Stahelski. Sources told Deadline that Cavill "may have his eyes on" the role.

The new version of Highlander is coming from Lionsgate, the movie studio behind John Wick, The Expendables, and The Hunger Games, among others.

1986's original Highlander featured Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Christopher Lambert playing immortal characters fighting against each other. The movie is also known for popularizing the phrase, "There can be only one."

Numerous sequels were developed and a TV show ran for six seasons in the '90s.

According to Deadline, Lionsgate has been developing the Highlander reboot film for some time. Actor Ryan Reynolds and director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) were said to be circling the project over the years. There is no word yet on who else may star in the new Highlander or when it could release. Plot details, too, are unknown at this stage.

In addition to the new Highlander movie, Stahelski is lined up to direct the movie adaptation of the Sucker Punch video game, Ghost of Tsushima. As for Cavill, he's set to appear as Geralt again in the upcoming second season of Netflix's The Witcher, which is expected to premiere later this year.

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