‘Highlander’ Reboot With Henry Cavill Gets An Update

Fans of the sci-fi fantasy franchise ‘Highlander’ have received long-awaited news of the announced reboot. Details were scant, but in May 2021 ‘John Wick’ director Chad Stahelski announced that he would helm the film and that he had tapped Henry Cavill to take on the role of immortal hero Connor MacLeod, previously performed by Christopher Lambert.

There was no news for a while, but Stahelski spoke to Josh Horowitz on the ‘Happy Sad Confused’ podcast in August where he gave a few details about the upcoming remake.

“We’re looking to do our story [and it] engages a lot of the same characters and stuff like that,” Stahelski explained. “But we’ve also brought in elements of all the TV shows.”

Speaking of The Gathering, an event where immortals will clash, he said, “We’re trying to do a bit of a prequel setup to The Gathering.”

Stahelski continued, “So, we have room to grow the property. We have ideas for days about how to make the coolest characters and to make that an epic TV show. I just think that’s a rich, rich mythology.”

Games Rader notes that Henry Cavill expressed his enthusiasm for the role when he posted an image with a kilt and a book on Scotland.

“Being not shy with swords, and having a director as talented as Chad Stahelski at the helm, this is an opportunity like no other,” the ‘Justice League’ actor said in the caption. “Deep diving into franchise storytelling with all the tools at our disposal, is going to make this an adventure I (and hopefully all of you) shall never forget.”

‘Highlander’ first hit theaters in 1986 and was a smash hit. Its 1991 sequel ‘Highlander II: The Quickening’ rebooted the series and tried to add a science fiction element to it. This was not received well by fans and the movie would get a director’s cut known as the “Renegade Version” which edits out the sci-fi elements. There would be a total of six films as well as two television shows.

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Jacob Airey is an author, nerd, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started this website in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, and faith. He also hosts the YouTube vidcast StudioJake.

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