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Concept Art Turns Henry Cavill Into Cyclops From X-Men

Cavill sees red for a second time.

By Jo Craig

August 17, 2021

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe broadens, it welcomes a surplus of actors into the family. The future of the MCU will soon see every current actor within at least one narrative and this includes actors who have already been established within the opposing DCEU.

Christian Bale, Tom Hardy and Ben Affleck have all performed roles out of Marvel and DC’s camp and Superman himself Henry Cavill is well on his way to turning in Superman’s cape for a Marvel role – or so fans hope. As the Marvel community debates which character Cavill should tackle, one artist has taken matters into their own hands and presented a convincing role for Cavill to undertake.

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Henry Cavill as Cyclops Fan Art

Instagram artist ‘britedit’ posted a piece of fan art, which addressed the rumor that Cavill recently had a meeting with Marvel to discuss a potential role. In response to fans’ debate of what character it could be, the artist made an impressive design of Cavill as Cyclops from the X-Men series. 

The first image showed Cavill sporting the classic Cyclops costume from the character’s debut decade. The character first appeared in 1963’s X-Men #1 wearing a slick, blue outfit complete with the character’s head visor. Scott Summers’ visor is lined with a powdered ruby quartz crystal to control his optic blasts, similar to Superman’s heat vision. The fan art shows the illuminated visor in great detail, however, the only recognizable part of Cavill’s face is his strong jawline.

The second fan art image posted by britedit was released in response to their followers asking to see Cavill’s hair freed from the helmet. This image has a yellow-infused background to match the color change in Summers’ visor and the character’s X-Men insignia is more present in this image.

Meet the Artist

Josh is the artist behind the britedit brand on Instagram, who is a comic-book fan with a passion for photo editing. The artist currently accepts commissions through direct messaging and appears to undertake various character mockups from Marvel and DC in their portfolio.

Similar to Bosslogic’s work, Josh designs mockups of actors as specific characters after their roles have been announced, in order for fans to get an idea of what they will look like in costume. In addition to Cavill’s Cyclops design, Josh has also created mockups for Donald Glover as Two-Face, Riz Ahmed as Constantine and Jacob Elordi as Nightwing.

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Jo Craig
@geekyjj77

Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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