Will Henry Cavill Be The Next James Bond?

By Duane Beckett

Following Daniel Craig’s departure from the Bond franchise, several names have been mentioned. Including Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Henry Cavill.

Henry Cavill James Bond… It just fits, right?

And this is why our money is on Henry Cavill being the next 007. After all, he’s already been a suave spy in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., a Guy Ritchie spy movie inspired by the classic TV series.

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Casting For Bond In 2022

Ironically, the franchise’s producer, Barbara Broccoli, talked with fans about the future of the James Bond series. According to reports, the producer reiterated that no official discussion had taken place regarding the next James Bond or the casting process.

The producer even stated that casting would not begin until 2022. This obviously kickstarted the rumor mill, with several names being pushed – but a firm fan favorite is Henry Cavill.

You may be wondering why Super Man gets so much fan backing? Well, the actor is a genuine nerd. And Because of his embrace of all things nerdy, Geralt from The Witcher (Cavill) gets a big thumbs up from the net:

Not to mention, the actor has previously expressed interest in playing James Bond.

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Cavill Would Love To Play Bond

Henry Cavill stated in an GQ interview, “If Barbara (Broccoli) and Mike (co-producer Michael G. Wilson) were interested in that, I would jump at the opportunity. At this stage, it’s all up in the air. We’ll see what happens. But yes, I would love to play Bond; it would be very, very exciting.”

Then there was the time when Henry was in the running for the role of James Bond in Casino Royale but lost out to Daniel Craig. Perhaps a lot of people did. Believe it or not, fit as a fiddle, Superman actor Henry Cavill was passed up for the role of James Bond because he was not physically fit enough:

The director of Casino Royale had also commented, “Looking a little chubby there, Henry,” Henry Cavill subsequently admitted, adding that he “probably could have prepared better for the role.”

As a result, people began trending Henry Cavill for James Bond on Twitter.

When asked if he’d consider playing James Bond, Henry Cavill told The Hollywood Reporter that “nothing is off the table.”

The 38-year-old actor, who is presently starring in The Witcher, stated: “I think it would be fascinating to have a conversation with the producers. In an ideal world, I’d never had to turn anything down. Nothing is off the table. It’s an honor even to be a part of that conversation.”

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Henry Cavill James Bond, Fits

The actor has the appearance, physique, and expertise playing stressed characters to be a great Bond. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he also has the stamina of a soldier from his time as Superman and, to a lesser extent, his role in The Witcher.

He’s played Superman in three DC movies (which have grossed over $2 billion), launched The Witcher franchise (Netflix’s most-watched original series until Bridgerton arrived), and had a scene-stealing turn in Mission Impossible: Fallout (which grossed $800 million worldwide as the franchise’s highest-grossing movie):

Not to mention, he was Solo, in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Seriously, watch the movie, and you’ll see Cavill as Bond.

All of this has positioned Cavill as probably the most important action hero in the world who isn’t yet a household name.

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The Warrior Monk

Cavill is described as a “warrior monk” by Zack Snyder. Cavill is viewed differently by Mission Impossible: Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie: “Henry is a classic movie star” in a town full of celebrities.

“It’s not like there was something in the water in the 1930s and ’40s that there isn’t today,” McQuarrie states. “Movie stars are not as abundant now for two simple reasons: The industry wanted and cultivated stars, and there were people ready to do the work required to be stars. Henry is in the category of somebody hell-bent on doing the work, and that work is hard.”

Cavill is busier than ever, with roles in director Chad Stahelski’s reboot of the action-fantasy Highlander, the Netflix sequel movie Enola Holmes 2, and the all-star cast of Matthew Vaughn’s spy thriller Argyle. And The Witcher returns for season two on December 17 (with Cavill having just signed a new deal worth more than $1 million per episode, according to sources).

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