Henry Cavill’s Journey from Superman to Possible James Bond
The recent buzz around Henry Cavill’s potential return as Superman was short-lived, as the new era of James Gunn and Peter Safran took over. Despite this, Cavill’s career remains strong, and with his time as Superman and Geralt of Rivia behind him, could he be the next James Bond? With his suave demeanor and action prowess, Cavill seems like a natural fit for the iconic role. Interestingly, he was once a contender for Bond after Pierce Brosnan’s tenure, as he revealed on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, but ultimately lost out to Daniel Craig.
Contenders for the Next James Bond
With Daniel Craig’s final Bond film, No Time to Die, now released, speculation about the next 007 is rampant. Among the names being thrown around is Aaron Taylor-Johnson, whose potential casting has garnered mixed reactions. However, Cavill’s experience in spy roles, such as The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Enola Holmes, and Mission: Impossible — Fallout, makes him a strong candidate. The question remains: would Cavill be interested in playing Bond after all these years?
Cavill seems open to the idea, stating, “Yeah. I’m quite busy now. I love those guys, Barbara [Broccoli] and Mike [G. Wilson]. … Whether I’m considered for the role or not, I don’t know. But it’d be fun to have the conversation, for sure. And if I’m not, then I just want to see what they do with it next, because I think they’re amazing.”
What’s Next for the James Bond Franchise?
Barbara Broccoli has mentioned that they’re not looking for a younger Bond, which could work in Cavill’s favor. However, no official list of contenders has been released. The future of the Bond franchise remains uncertain, as Broccoli has discussed evolving the character to fit modern times without providing specific details. The casting choice will likely reveal the direction the franchise is heading in.
With No Time to Die released in 2021, it may be a while before the next Bond is announced. The four-year gap between Brosnan and Craig suggests we might not have to wait too long, but anticipation is high. In the meantime, Cavill is focusing on his Warhammer 40,000 project, which Amazon Studios recently acquired for him to star in and executive produce. Set in a dystopian future where humanity’s fate is determined by aliens and gods, Warhammer 40,000 promises to be an exciting venture for Cavill.
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