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There can be only one: Superman actor Henry Cavill to star in Highlander reboot

The reboot will be helmed by John Wick director Chad Stahelski.

There can be only one: Superman actor Henry Cavill to star in Highlander reboot

Henry Cavill. (Photo: Getty Images via AFP / Getty Images North America / Kevin Winter)

Man Of Steel star Henry Cavill is set to don a kilt for his next role – as one of the leading stars in the Highlander reboot. He took to Instagram on Friday (May 21) to share the “very exciting” news.

He wrote: “I’ve been a fan of Highlander since I was (a) lad. From the movies in all of their 80s, Queen slathered glory to the TV show with an actor who looked remarkably like one of my brothers.”

The 38-year-old actor included a photo of the books Those Bloody Kilts and So You’re Going To Wear A Kilt; a dagger and a “straight from cask” bottle of Scotch and wrote in the caption: “And as you can see from the swipe, I've lately been dipping into some of my Scottish heritage, and inadvertently getting my base line research underway!”

The original 1986 fan-favourite film starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown as warring immortals who have to fight to become the last man standing – hence the oft-quoted catchphrase, “There can be only one”. It spawned four sequels and three TV series.

The film was also known for its soundtrack, which featured rock band Queen with tracks such as Princes Of The Universe and A Kind Of Magic.

According to Deadline, which first reported the news, it’s unclear if Cavill will play a character from previous iterations or a brand new one.

The reboot will have John Wick director Chad Stahelski at the helm and Kerry Williamson writing.

Cavill is currently filming the second season of the Netflix hit, The Witcher. He will also return as Sherlock Holmes in another Netflix sequel – Enola Holmes – together with star Millie Bobby Brown.

Source: CNA/sr