Henry Cavill got in the headlines once again as it’s rumored he will no longer play Superman in the DCEU set of movies. While the report has yet to be confirmed, the British actor has made a lot of money over the years after winning the role of Superman several years ago. The actor is now looking forward to the near future where he will be in a new TV series and more movies out in the pipeline. So what is Henry Cavill net worth in 2018? What are Henry Cavill’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Henry Cavill’s full real name is ‘Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill’ and he was born on May 5th, 1983. He currently lives in Kensington, London, England. However, he was born in Jersey on the Channel Islands. His mother worked in a bank while his father worked as a stokebroker. He then went to two schools later in life attending St Michael’s Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey first until he went on to finish his schooling life in Stowe School in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England.
Early on in his career, the biggest role Henry Cavil attained was a role in the 2002 iteration of The Count of Monte Cristo. Despite this being his biggest film role up to that point in his career, it did not really open doors for him in Hollywood yet. Instead, Cavill starred in more lesser movie roles and various TV shows up until the year of 2007. Henry Cavill nearly broke into Hollywood in 2006 because director Martin Campbell was interested in casting the young actor as James Bond for Casino Royale. Campbell wanted the 22 year old because the movie was supposed to be an origin story. However, he lost out in the role to Daniel Craig because studio executives thought he was too young to play the secret agent.
Funnily enough, Cavill could have played Superman much younger in his career because he could have played the character in McG’s untitled Superman film. Those plans never came into fruition as Brandon Routh was cast as Superman in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns which released back in 2006. Superman Returns was the only Superman movie that Brandon Routh ever made because the film was seen as a box office failure by Warner Bros at the time. The failure of the movie opened the door for Cavill to finally play Superman seven years later in the 2013 film Man of Steel.
Before Man of Steel though, Cavill’s biggest role to date in 2007 was when he was cast in the TV show called The Tudors which ran for 38 episodes in a span of three years. Just prior to being cast as Superman in Man of Steel, Cavill starred alongside Bruce Willis in an action movie called The Cold Light of Day.
Anyway, Cavill’s biggest role to date was being cast as Superman in Warner Bros’ series of DCEU movies. He first starred in Man of Steel and reprised the role in two more movies called Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Even though Superman is really popular, the role in up in the air now because Warner Bros has no plans for Henry Cavill in the near future. Cavill has since starred in Mission: Impossible – Fallout and wants to be in the running to play James Bond again after Daniel Craig finishes up filming James Bond 25 which will be out in early 2020. Cavill is still getting lots of decent roles as his latest project will be a TV series airing on Netflix called The Witcher. The future is looking bright for the actor, although many fans are still hoping the door is left open for him to star in more Superman movies again.
In all, we estimate Henry Cavill net worth in 2018 at $20 million.