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‘Bond’s already a veteran….it works for a 30-something’: Henry Cavill Fans Rejoice as James Bond Producer Seemingly Eliminates Tom Holland From ‘007’ Race

Henry Cavill Fans Rejoice as James Bond Producer Seemingly Eliminates Tom Holland From '007' Race

The question regarding the next James Bond has been a constant topic of discussion since the fans watched the conclusion of the character played by Daniel Craig in No Time to Die. Looks like we are one step further toward getting our next 007 as one of the producers Michael G. Wilson gives an update on the Bond casting. Though he didn’t clearly reveal who are their prime choices, still he at least ruled out several options from the list including Tom Holland.

007 James Bond Logo
007 James Bond Logo

Out of all the James Bond rumors, Henry Cavill’s inclusion in the 007-verse is one of the strongest fan theories on the Internet right now. Now the new statements coming from the associates of the franchise hint that Cavill as the Tuxedo-clad spy might be a reality.

Why is Tom Holland out of the James Bond race?

Among all the potential casting choices that surfaced on the internet, Tom Holland‘s name was also up there as a possibility. Some rumors revealed that the studio was in search of a young James Bond this time and the Spider-Man actor perfectly fulfilled all the criteria. But the fan reception was not at all good as a majority of the audience didn’t want a Bond looking like a high school goer.

Tom Holland
Tom Holland was a potential new “young” James Bond

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Now the audience especially the Henry Cavill fans are delighted to hear the words of Producer Michael G. Wilson who eliminated a bunch of names from the casting list. His words clearly pointed out that the studio doesn’t want a very young James Bond right now:

“We’ve tried looking at younger people in the past. But trying to visualize it doesn’t work. Remember, Bond’s already a veteran. He’s had some experience. He’s a person who has been through the wars, so to speak. He’s probably been in the SAS or something. He isn’t some kid out of high school that you can bring in and start off. That’s why it works for a thirty-something.”

While his statement seemed to have directly pointed towards Tom Holland as a misfit for the role, the 30-something age range also kicked out another basket of names from the list. This includes names like Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Tom Hiddleston who seem to have negligible chances in the role of Bond now. But on the other hand, this also increases Henry Cavill’s chances to bag it.

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What are the chances of Henry Cavill playing James Bond?

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Henry Cavill

Even though Michael G. Wilson’s comments assure that Henry Cavill is a potential 007 candidate still his casting is still shrouded in mystery. Earlier some reports also suggested that they may require an actor below the age of 40 but Cavill’s soon going to be of that age the next year. More importantly, there were also rumors that the studio wants a fresh-faced actor for the role which also presents an obstacle to the Superman actor’s path.

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It can be said that the next James Bond movie still has much time to wait and all we have now is a set of rumors. Nothing can be assured to anyone until any official confirmation comes regarding our next 007 actor.

The movies of James Bond can be exclusively streamed on Amazon Prime.

Source: Deadline

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.