Henry Cavill Breaks Silence on His Chances of Landing the Bond Role

Henry Cavill James Bond role probability 

“The name's Bond, James Bond!"  
We all love to hear that legendary introductory phrase whenever Agent 007 is about to save the day.  Just imagine how cool it would be to hear Henry Cavill, the MAN OF STEEL himself, deliver those iconic words.

But before that, Cavill must face off against Aaron Taylor Johnson. The English actor has recently emerged as a frontrunner to take on the coveted role of James Bond. The news has fans buzzing, and it's easy to see why. After all, who wouldn't want to be 007?

Bond flicks are known for their stunning leading ladies; high-octane car chases, and thrilling casino scenes, which capture more excitement than visiting online casinos in the UK, with the bonus of watching Agent 007 outsmart his opponents on the big screen.

With reports of a new Bond film in the making, lots of questions and rumors surrounding the next James Bond cast have emerged.

These rumors and speculations on the next super spy agent have been around for quite some time now since Daniel Craig’s exit in 2021 when he bowed out with his final film “No Time to Die”.

Daniel Craig’s replacement has not been confirmed yet
It’s been almost a month since Bullet Train star Aaron Taylor Johnson was offered the Bond role, and with no confirmation yet, it seems more likely that someone else will take on the next double-O espionage mission. 

The person in question is Henry Cavill, better known as Geralt in The Witcher or Superman in the DC Universe. In a recent interview on The Rich Eisen Show, the Superman actor revealed his likelihood of replacing Craig in the upcoming Bond 26.

What Henry Cavill revealed on The Rich Eisen Show 
Cavill was recently hosted on The Roku Channel show to promote his upcoming action-comedy and Guy Ritchie collaboration, THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE. The British actor said that in the film, he plays the real-life British commando Gus March-Phillipps, who happens to have a relationship with Bond creator and author Ian Fleming. 

At the right moment, Eisen asked him about the possibility of being James Bond in the future, and he said, "I have no idea. All I've got to go off is the rumors. The same information you have.”

That was a short and precise way of answering while dodging the question, and we are sure most potential Bonds would follow suit when responding to a Bond casting question. However, the MAN OF STEEL actor didn’t stop there. “Maybe I'm too old now, maybe I'm not. It's up to Barbara Broccoli and Mike Wilson and we'll see what their plans are," he added.

Eisen also reiterated Cavill’s disclosure of his upcoming movie character (Gus March-Phillipps). He said, “Well, I mean, you're playing the guy Bond is based on, "Cavill responded, saying it seemed like a good first step. That answer was enough to reveal that Cavill is not writing off James Bond yet.

History with James Bond
Cavill's name has been associated with James Bond films for over ten years. In an interview in 2018, he said he’d take the role if the Bond franchise were to sign him up. He also spoke to the Sunday Times in 2021 concerning the rumors.

He said that it all depended on the direction in which the creators wanted to take Bond. “So I like to say everything’s always on the table,” he added. 

Throughout the years, The Witcher star hasn’t ruled out the possibility of playing James Bond. Martin Campbell, the director of CASINO ROYALE, even recommended Cavill to replace Pierce Brosnan, but Cavill was deemed too young at age 22 and lost out to Daniel Craig. At the time, he was so focused on landing the Bond role that he even passed up the opportunity to star in 300.


What to expect

Two decades later, Cavill has fully matured, and he has everything typical of a Bond character. He’s got broad shoulders, dark hair, blue eyes, square jaws, and a pretty good height that makes him classically handsome for a 007 spy mission. However, considering the longevity of the films, the franchise tends to choose people in their 30s to star in at least three films. 

Cavill, now 40, might be a little older for the role now, and it wouldn’t be surprising if 33-year-old Aaron Taylor Johnson beats him in this race. While co-producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. have the final say in all this, we believe Cavill might still fit the fancy black suit. 

Whether he gets the role or not, Henry Cavill remains one of the biggest stars in the industry. He can command other roles from popular franchises, with reports speculating that he is about to lead the new HIGHLANDER reboot. That being said, working with two top-tier franchises simultaneously might be a bit harsh on his already busy schedule. We can only wait and see what the future holds for him.

 

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