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“Get this footage to whoever is making James Bond”: Barbie Director Picks Her Choice for 007 That Will Send Henry Cavill Fans Into Uproar

While the hunt for the next James Bond continues, suggestions keep coming with the latest being from Greta Gerwig

barbie director picks her choice for 007 that will send henry cavill fans into uproar


  • The biggest question right now among movie-lovers is who would be the next James Bond
  • While the producers haven't revealed any details yet, many are suggesting their picks, with Henry Cavill being one of the top choices
  • Recently, Greta Gerwig also added a worth candidate to the list from the cast of her film Barbie, Kingsley Ben-Adir

Following Daniel Craig’s final appearance as James Bond in No Time To Die, the hunt is on for the next actor who will slip into the shoes of the suave 007 agent. Among the various choices that are floating around, Henry Cavill’s name is one that is creating a lot of buzz. Following his ousting from DC as Superman, fans of Cavill are eager to see the British star take on a role that he seems tailor-made for.

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Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill is being considered as one of the actors who could play James Bond

Barbie director Greta Gerwig though, could incur the wrath of Henry Cavill fans for her suggestion on who could play James Bond next. Gerwig, in an interview, mentioned Barbie actor Kingsley Ben-Adir as an ideal choice to play the stylish spy, owing to his small but significant role in her film, and the impact he made in his short screen time.

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Henry Cavill Fans Could Object To Greta Gerwig’s James Bond Choice

While the next James Bond is yet to be decided, filmmaker Greta Gerwig stuck her neck out to state her preference regarding who should play the character. Amid lots of talk about the possibilities of Henry Cavill taking on the responsibility, the Lady Bird director suggested the name of Kingsley Ben-Adir, who starred in Barbie as Basketball Ken.

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Kingsley Ben-Adir
Henry Cavill could face competition from Kingsley-Ben Adir (orange head band) for James Bond based on Greta Gerwig’s observations.

Though Ben-Adir only played a small part in the film, his body language and charisma on screen while performing a scene that had just two words, ‘got it’, completely floored Gerwig. In a conversation with Variety for the Awards Circuit Podcast, the 40-year-old director explained her reaction to his portrayal.

“Everybody’s jaws dropped… I was like, get this footage to whoever is making James Bond immediately,”

With Henry Cavill reportedly still on James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli’s radar, it remains to be seen if Greta Gerwig’s opinion on Ben-Adir, will make an impact on the final decision.

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Henry Cavill Taps Into His Inner Spy With Argylle

Whether Henry Cavill ultimately lands the role of James Bond or not, the British star got to work on his spy instincts in Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle, which is due to release next year. The film will give Cavill the opportunity to be a Bond-style secret agent, while also incorporating nuances of other famous characters on screen. In an interview with Screen Rant, Vaughn explained the brief that he gave to The Witcher star.

“I said to Henry, Argylle is a mixture of Bond, Ivan Drago, because of Rocky 4, and just a bit of Superman spice.”

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Henry Cavill will play a secret agent in Argylle

The director was all praise for Cavill’s deep understanding of his vision and went on to state that the former DC star was one of the most intelligent and nicest actors he had met.

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