See Henry Cavill As Star Trek’s New Riker For The Next Gen Reboot

See Henry Cavill as Riker for the new Star Trek 4 movie.

By TeeJay Small | Updated

According to our trusted and proven sources, the upcoming Star Trek 4 will be bringing on an array of new actors to portray Enterprise-D. With the latest news revolving around the hottest A-list actors being considered for the roles, we tried generating some AI art of what Henry Cavill would look like as the new Riker on our official GFR Instagram. With 5 upcoming projects in active development according to his IMDB page, the former Man of Steel star is keeping busy after his departure from both the DC franchise and Netflix’s The Witcher, but we’re sure the self-professed super nerd would be overjoyed to take the role in Star Trek 4.

The upcoming fourth installment in J.J. Abrams’ Kelvin Timeline of Star Trek films is rumored to be recasting such iconic figures as Geordi La Forge, Worf, and even Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard. The upcoming film may even serve as a backdoor pilot for the Next Generation‘s own reboot film, with Paramount Pictures still set to produce new Star Trek content under Abrams’ direction. Having recently been axed by two major franchises, Henry Cavill may be a fan-favorite pick to play Jonathan Frakes’ iconic first officer.

For comparison, here’s Frakes in the original Star Trek: The Next Generation role…

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Jonathan Frakes as Commander William Riker

After a tumultuous turnover in leadership at DC, Henry Cavill lost the role of a lifetime when James Gunn announced he would not be returning as Superman. Cavill most recently returned to the role in a cameo appearance in the Dwayne Johnson-led film Black Adam. While it is unclear at this time who will be taking on the reigns of the Last Son of Krypton in Gunn’s own upcoming Superman film, it was confirmed that Cavill’s final appearance in the franchise has already been shot.

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Henry Cavill

This information dovetailed with reports that Henry Cavill had parted ways with Netflix due to creative differences, forcing the streamer to recast his leading role in The Witcher with Liam Hemsworth. The months following Cavill’s departure from both iconic roles were a media firestorm of speculation regarding his next move, with suggestions that he join the MCU, or take on the reigns of James Bond. Of course, as the GFR Instagram post proves, Henry Cavill would make a stunning addition to the Next Generation crew as Riker.

Star Trek 4 has seemed to be dead in the water, as no concrete updates on production had been announced for years. That is, until recently, when the film’s former director, Matt Shakman, announced that the film was still happening. In the years since the most recent Kelvinverse film, 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, numerous casting rumors have been made, including Henry Cavill’s DC counterpart, Gal Gadot, who has been eyed as a potential casting for the Borg Queen.

Regardless of the upcoming Star Trek film’s casting, we’re looking forward to Henry Cavill’s next move. With leading roles in upcoming films such as Guy Ritchie’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare and Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle, we’re sure to see Cavill bringing his own flavor of intense thrills on the big screen for years to come.