Exclusive: Henry Cavill’s New Action Movie Is Called Rogue, Plot Details Revealed

Henry Cavill will star in Rogue, an action film about a maverick Navy SEAL extralegally combatting terrorists.

By Nathan Kamal | Updated

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Henry Cavill’s latest upcoming project will be an action movie titled Rogue, in which he plays a Navy SEAL who takes matters into his own hands. According to our trusted and proven sources, the movie is being developed at Universal Pictures, where the actor is also in talks for a reboot of the studio’s classic Frankenstein. Since leaving his two major franchises, Henry Cavill’s future plans have been hotly debated and now it appears that Rogue will be one of his first wave of new films.

Henry Cavill will star in Rogue as an elite U.S. military agent who goes against order to take down an unnamed terrorist organization, presumably because the rules of warfare are overly constricting for what it takes to kill anonymous combatants. The actual plot of the film sounds pretty standard for military-themed action movies from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Commando to Christopher Walken’s McBain and even (on the more fantastic end of things) the various Suicide Squad movies, all of which basically feature paramilitary operations doing things their own way.

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Hopefully, Henry Cavill will be able to inject some of his Superman-style gravitas into Rogue and distinguish it from its peers in the action genre. Interestingly, Rogue sounds remarkably similar to a recent project from one of his peers in comic book adaptations, The Terminal List. In that Amazon Prime Video series, Chris Pratt plays a Navy SEAL who goes rogue when he discovers that unknown forces may have been responsible for the death of soldiers under his command, so we will be interested to track the parallels between the two projects.

The Terminal List has been renewed for a second season at Amazon Prime Video.

Of course, Henry Cavill has more military-themed action movies coming out than just Rogue. He is currently set to star in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, a World War II spy film to be directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, so you know there will be some impressive explosions in that one. Cavill will also be starring in the upcoming Argylle, an entirely different spy thriller from director Matthew Vaughn that will co-star John Cena, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, and pop singer Dua Lipa in her feature film debut. 

On the game adaptation side of things, Henry Cavill has been rumored to be starring in the long-in-development Call of Duty film, based on the mega-popular first-person shooter video game series. Cavill is known for being an avid gamer, with a particular fondness for Call of Duty and the Warhammer 40K series. Accordingly, he is also in talks with Amazon to develop a Warhammer 40K adaptation. 

It really seems like Henry Cavill is comfortable playing some kind of military combatant, as we will see soon in Rogue. While he may have left both the DC Universe and The Witcher behind (and it sounds like Witcher fans are doing the same), we can look forward to a lot of Cavill in camo gear on screen soon.