Cavill's career has been on a rollercoaster ride ever since Man of Steel. Read to find out how much the actor is worth, and what his future plans are.
Actor Henry Cavill has been making headlines quite often in the past few months due to some high-profile updates in his career. Beloved as the actor of DC Comics' Superman and Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher, the actor has been building up a solid track record over the past decade.
With such an impressive venture in cinema, especially considering that he has been a part of a multi-billion dollar franchise, what is the actor's net worth?
Exiting The Witcher
The exit of Cavill from The Witcher was very surprising news for fans of the actor, and especially fans of the series as he delivered justice to the character. The original source of The Witcher consists of six fantasy novels written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, and the books have since been adapted into three mainline video game series.
When the Netflix series was released, fans were pleased to see the actor's portrayal of Geralt, and particularly took comfort in the knowledge that Cavill was a huge fan of the source material as well. However, recently it was announced that Cavill was exiting the series after season 3 which is set to release in the summer of 2023, and the actor will be replaced by Liam Hemsworth for season 4.
The exact nature of Cavill's exit is unknown, but according to Forbes, there are speculations that the actor was dissatisfied with the direction of the production team in terms of staying faithful to the source material. Reportedly, there are creative changes applied to the TV series in comparison to the books, and Cavill was not a big fan of those choices.
At the same time as it was announced that Cavill was exiting The Witcher, DC's Black Adam post-credits revealed that Cavill was returning as Superman, with speculations about a sequel to Man of Steel which was the actor's entry as the famous DC Comics character.
However, major changes were transpiring within DC and it was revealed that director James Gunn of The Guardians of the Galaxy and film producer Peter Safran were going to head a revamped attempt at shaping the DC Cinematic Universe.
Within that top-down shake-up, it was later revealed that James Gunn had made the choice to focus on a younger Superman, revealing that Cavill's Superman was not within the plans at all. Shortly, it was announced by Cavill himself that he will not be reprising the role.
Although it isn't entirely known if Cavill gave up The Witcher role to facilitate the timeline of acting as Superman, or because he did have contentions in terms of the creative liberties that were taken within the production of the TV series, the fact of the matter is that the actor is currently without both roles that propelled his popularity.
What is his net worth?
Being a part of these massive franchises has certainly established his career as an actor, as well as provided him with considerable financial gains. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cavill's net worth is estimated to be $50 million, or £41 million.
According to Collider, Cavill has signed on for the series adaptation of the Warhammer 40,000 game series. It isn't surprising that the actor is leaning toward video game adaptations, as the actor, self-admittadly is an avid gamer.