Art of Henry Cavill as Captain Britain, England's answer to Captain America

"The Witcher" Season 3 UK Premiere – Arrivals
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Once upon a time, English actor Henry Cavill played Superman in the DC Cinematic Universe. That ended. Then he played Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher on Netflix. That ended too. Whatever twists and turns his career takes, there's still a lot of appetite out there for Cavill to play some kind of hero. And what Hollywood can't provide, fan artists will supply.

Enter subi.ozil, a fan artist who has a yen for creating renderings of actors as different superheroes. He has one image of what Henry Cavill would look like as Brian Braddock, aka the Marvel superhero Captain Britain. Take a look.

First introduced in the 1970s, Captain Britain is basically England's answer to Captain America. Like Captain America, Captain Britain has enhanced strength, stamina and senses. Unlike Captain American, Captain Britain can fly. Eat your heart out, Steve Rogers.

That said, Captain Britain's powers come with some drawbacks. According to, Captain Britain's abilities are "powered by inter-dimensional frictional energies focused in a matrix centered on the U.K." In other words, at least in some incarnations of the character, Captain Britain only has superpowers so long as he's in Britain, whereas Captain America can travel anywhere and retain his abilities.

Captain Britain received his powers in a typically bonkers, comic book-style way: by coming into contact with a supernatural stone called the Amulet of Right, which is connected with the Omniversal guardian Merlyn, whose name is pronounced like the wizard from Arthurian myth but spelled differently. Comics are wacky.

Anyway, if Marvel ever wants to add Captain Britain to its lineup of cinematic superheroes, it could hit up Henry Cavill. He wouldn't have to fake an accent this time.

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