Henry Cavill And Michael Fassbender Starred Together In A Forgotten Movie From Batman & Robin Director

Henry Cavill and Michael Fassbender starred in the forgotten horror movie, Blood Creek, which was directed by Joel Schumacher.

By Zack Zagranis | Updated

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Magneto and Superman in the same movie? That’s what happened when Henry Cavill and Michael Fassbender co-starred in Blood Creek. The movie was directed by Joel Schumacher of Batman Forever fame, making the superhero connection even stronger.

The 2009 film was written by Bones and All scribe David Kajganich and stars Dominic Purcell, star of both Marvel’s Blade Trinity and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. If that’s still not enough “Six Degrees of Geek Fandom” for you, the movie also features a cameo from Purcell’s Legends of Tomorrow co-star Wentworth Miller. Is Blood Creek the non-comic book movie with the most superhero connections?

If it’s not number one, it’s got to be in the top five.

Blood Creek had a limited theatrical release in late 2009 before being released on home video early the next year. The movie features The Witcher‘s Henry Cavill as a different kind of monster hunter out for Nazi blood. In a complete reversal of the concentration-camp-surviving Magneto, Michael Fassbender plays the immortal Nazi that Cavill is trying to destroy.

Michael Fassbender, in particular, jumped at the chance to work with Joel Schumacher, whom the actor considers one of his favorite directors. That might sound odd if all you know Schumacher from are his Batman films, but the director was much more than just the guy who put nipples on George Clooney’s bat suit in Batman and Robin. Joel Schumacher was a chameleon of a director, jumping from the horror-comedy of The Lost Boys to the legal thriller A Time to Kill, before trying his hand at the occult horror of Blood Creek.

Interestingly enough, Schumacher wasn’t even supposed to direct the film. Joel was brought on board to replace original director Peter Care when the project jumped ship from Warner Brothers to Lionsgate. The Flatliners director wasn’t the only late addition to the production either.

Henry Cavill wasn’t the first choice for his role as would-be Nazi hunter Evan Marshall, instead taking the role over from John Tucker Must Die‘s Jesse Metcalfe.

Blood Creek features Henry Cavill and Dominic Purcell as brothers who return to a farm where Purcell was held and tortured by Michael Fassbender’s zombie Nazi Richard Wirth. Wirth is bound to the people’s family that owns the farm and requires blood sacrifices in exchange for keeping the family young and immortal. Purcell and Cavill manage to destroy Wirth, only to find out that Fassbender’s ghoul was only a small part of a much bigger Nazi threat.

The film received mixed reviews and currently holds a 50 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a 5.3/10 on IMDb. Blood Creek appears to be the rare film that divides audiences right down the middle. Despite its polarizing reception, there are a lot of reasons to check the movie out.

Where else are you going to see Henry Cavill take on Michael Fassbender? Blood Creek might be the only place to see Geralt of Rivia get in a knock-down, drag-out slobber knocker with the android from Prometheus. Not only that, but the movie features the nastiest Nazi zombie outside of Dead Snow. If you’re a horror fan, you could do a lot worse.