What if this face of Aegon the Conqueror was that of Henry Cavill, the actor who plays Superman and the witcher? Find out everything you need to know about this upcoming project!
HBO has just confirmed the development of a new spin-off of Game Of Thrones, centered on Aegon’s Conquest, the historical event that shaped the kingdom of the Seven Kingdoms. Among the actors expected to play the role of the Targaryen conqueror, one name comes up repeatedly: Henry Cavill.
Who is Aegon the Conqueror?
You probably know Game Of Thrones, the series that tells the story of power struggles in a fantasy world. But do you know how it all started? Who united the peoples of Westeros, who had been at war with each other for centuries? This is Aegon the Conqueror, the first king of the Seven Kingdoms.
Considered one of the most important characters in this universe, he is at the heart of the new spin-off of Game Of Thrones, which promises to take spectators into the epic tale of his conquest. Who will play this iconic character? Henry Cavill seems like the perfect choice with his charisma and talent, but will he be chosen? That’s the big question.
Why Henry Cavill?
Henry Cavill is a British actor, known for his roles as Supermanby Geralt of Rivia in the series The Witcher on Netflix and Sherlock Holmes in the film Enola Holmes. He is also a big fan of fantasy and science fiction and has even expressed his interest in the universe of Game Of Thrones.
“I grew up reading books like The Lord of the Rings, The Dune Cycle, The Wheel of Time, and Game of Thrones. These are works that marked me and inspired me. (…) I love the universe of Game of Thrones, it’s very rich and very complex. »
And to add: “I think it’s a series that revolutionized the fantasy genre on television. (…) If I was asked to play a character in a spin-off of Game of Thrones, I would be very interested, provided that it was a role that suited me and that I was passionate about.”
What are the chances of seeing Henry Cavill in the spin-off?
For the moment, nothing is official. The Aegon’s Conquest spin-off is still in discussion at HBO, and no name of director, screenwriter, or actor has been announced. It is therefore a simple rumor, fueled by fans on social networks, who see Henry Cavill as the ideal candidate for the role.
We will therefore have to wait for the American channel to formalize the development of the spin-off, and for casting to begin, to find out if the star of Argyle will have a chance to play Aegon the Conqueror. In the meantime, fans can still dream by looking at the fanarts that imagine the actor in the role of the Dragon King.